David Gordon joins Jeff Deist to consider the important philosophy—and philosophers—libertarians need to know. Starting with Mises’s influences in ‘Human Action’, Dr. Gordon moves through the 20th century with a great discussion of John Rawls and Robert Nozick. He also suggests the books that Austro-libertarians need to read, even if they’re primarily interested in politics […]
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Joe Salerno, editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and academic vice president of the Mises Institute, discusses Ludwig von Mises’ thoughts on nationalism, immigration, and the state.
More than 20 years after his death, Murray Rothbard continues to publish new books! Our guest Patrick Newman is the editor of a Rothbard manuscript dating to the 1970s entitled ‘Roots of the Modern State’, which the Mises Institute will release as a book later this year. Rothbard’s topic is the Progressive Era of the […]
Dr. Hoppe’s book ‘The Economics and Ethics of Private Property’ (mises.org/EEPP) is among the most important modern contributions to libertarian thought. Hoppe, like Rothbard, connects laissez-faire economics to normative libertarian theory with laserlike precision and inexorable logic. Property isn’t just a social construct determined by legislative fiat, but rather a necessary component of self-ownership and […]
Pure brilliance from a living legend.
“To assume that government gives you rights takes you down a very dangerous path. After all, whatever government gives, government can take away.”
Ron Paul discusses the foundations of libertarianism — along with Connor Boyack, author of a new children’s book that features a character based on Dr. Paul.
Frederic Bastiat the radical. We think we know Bastiat from ‘The Law’, but his work in economics and social theory actually spans thousands of pages. And he was a thoroughgoing radical in his personal and professional life, both in his Basque hometown of Bayonne and in the “Babylon” of Paris. Hart makes the case that […]
Tom Woods with the takedown of the mythical social contract.