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Murray Rothbard explains how slavery abolitionists were successful – and what we libertarians can learn from them.
Michael Malice comes to libertarianism more from a Randian perspective, and Tom from a Rothbardian one. Michael recently read The Betrayal of the American Right, Rothbard’s part-history, part-autobiography. The resulting conversation is really excellent
On February 20, 2013, David Gordon, Lew Rockwell, and Joe Salerno spoke extensively with the foremost historian of classical liberalism, Ralph Raico, about his life and career, including insights into the views and personalities of Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. https://mises.org/system/tdf/An%20Interview%20with%20Ralph%20Raico%20Ralph%20Raico_1.mp3 Read Raico’s bio here: An Interview with Ralph Raico | Mises Institute
by Michael Rozeff Where the state is, there is the power to tax; for rulers cannot rule without taxation. As Ludwig von Mises wrote: “The funds that a government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation.” Or as Murray Rothbard put it: “All state actions rest on the fundamental binary intervention of taxes.” Where […]
“In the end, this combination of official declarations, mass disobedience, local resolutions, support from merchants, and non-enforcement by sheriffs and other local officials created a climate where the Stamp Act was unenforceable. Parliament ended up repealing it even though they didn’t want to. This is what Murray Rothbard called “the peoples’ nullification of the Stamp […]
by Murray Rothbard Perhaps the leading argument for democracy is that it substitutes “ballots for bullets”: that it replaces the inconvenient and disruptive processes of violent change by peaceful changes expressing the majority will. Some democrats have defined democracy as majority rule, while others have placed on this rule the limitation that minorities must themselves […]
by Lew Rockwell This talk was delivered at the Boston Mises Circle on October 1, 2016. Last week marked the 135th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises, and that’s an appropriate moment to revisit Guido Hulsmann’s brilliant biography of this great man, Mises: Last Knight of Liberalism. I commend this book to you, […]
Murray Rothbard talking about the housing problem in urban america in his class at (perhaps) the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, New York.