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Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) was the dean of the Austrian School of economics, the founder of libertarianism, and an exemplar of the Old Right. The author of thousands of articles and 25 books, he was also Lew Rockwell's great teacher and mentor. LewRockwell.com is dedicated to Murray's memory, and seeks to follow his fearless example.
Rothbard Resources from the Ludwig von Mises Institute

Order
The Irrepressible Rothbard
Rothbard Bibliography
Some Books By Murray N. Rothbard
Archives of the Journal of Libertarian Studies
Archives of Left and Right
Archives of the Review of Austrian Economics
Archives of the Libertarian Forum
Rothbard Speaks
Betrayal of the American Right
Past articles by Murray Rothbard on LewRockwell.com
Egalitarians Are Antihuman
Their ideology is profoundly evil. Article by Murray Rothbard.
Orwell's Big Brother
Murray Rothbard on non-fiction.
The Meaning of Revolution
A Murray Rothbard classic for our times.
Why Be a Libertarian?
After all, it's not exactly an easy path, says Murray Rothbard.
That Foreign Bogeyman
Murray Rothbard on the Soviets, pro-war libertarians, freedom, and peace.
Can There Be a Non-Destructive Tax?
Of course not, Murray Rothbard shows.
We Need Another Watergate
If only to demean the office of the presidency.
The Joyous Libertarian
Murray Rothbard on H.L. Mencken.
6 Stages of the Libertarian Movement
An historic talk from Murray Rothbard, in print for the first time.
Why Is It Always a Lone Nut?
Murray Rothbard on assassinations.
Stick 'em Up!
Murray Rothbard on the truth about taxes.
The Free Market in a Nutshell
Murray Rothbard on 10 great economic myths.
Anti-Thatcher Riots
By her tax victims.
All Banks Are Bankrupt
Murray Rothbard explains why they're always in danger of going bust.
How To De-Statize
And fulfill the best of the American tradition – from Ann Hutchinson and Roger Williams to the
Declaration of Independence.
The Development of Orwellism
Murray Rothbard on Big Brother Dick Nixon.
How Banks Go Bust
Murray Rothbard on what every depositor must know.
Hooray for Bank Runs
It keeps fractional-reserve banksters in check, says Murray Rothbard.
The People Won This Famous Tax Revolt
No matter what the official historians claim, says Murray Rothbard.
Resist the Gang of Legalized Counterfeiters
And fractional-reserve banksters.
A Moral and Economic Horror
Murray Rothbard on the mugging called taxation.
The Battle Flag of the US
Is it a sacred religious object?
The Progressive Reign of Terror
Murray Rothbard on Woodrow Wilson's Raiders.
The Truth About the Beast
Murray Rothbard on the real status of the Fed.
How Anarcho-Capitalism Would Work
Murray Rothbard on society without a public criminal class.
The Economics of Gun Control
Murray Rothbard on what the Clintons tried.
It Outlaws Jobs
Murray Rothbard on the minimum wage.
Long Live the Loophole
Only enemies of freedom, Republicans and Democrats, want to get rid of them, says Murray Rothbard.
How Would Anarcho-Capitalism Work?
We don't need state overlords, says Murray Rothbard.
The First Libertarian Anarchists
They taught in ancient China.
Is Randianism a Cult?
Murray Rothbard on the sociology of Ayn.
Life With Ayn Rand
Murray Rothbard's hilarious one-act play, introduced by Justin Raimondo.
Ersatz Hero
Murray Rothbard on Cesar Chavez.
Politician Worship, Literally
Hegel on the State as "God walking on Earth."
Poisonous Baloney Becomes Gospel
In academia, when the Koch Brothers pony up.
Alienate This
Marx was much worse than his Marxoid followers, says Murray Rothbard.
7 Myths Peddled by Conservatives
Murray Rothbard on the truth about libertarianism.
Why QE3 Is a Failure
Murray Rothbard explained it in advance.
The Trouble With Feminism
Murray Rothbard, at the birth of Women's Lib.
He Wrote Poems to Satan
Murray Rothbard on the real Karl Marx.
Even Crazier Than You Thought
Murray Rothbard on Marxism.
How Trade Subverted Theocracy in Early Massachusetts
Despite government intervention by the Puritans.
Sure They Came Here for Religious Liberty
Murray Rothbard on what the Puritans did to the Quakers.
Karl Marx Was Even Worse Than You Thought
Murray Rothbard on millennial communism.
The 'Public Sector' Is a Fraud
Murray Rothbard on a storied fallacy.
Repudiate the National Debt
It makes moral and economic sense, says Murray Rothbard.
The Morality of Anarchy
Murray Rothbard on Lysander Spooner.
Igniting an Intellectual Revolution for Liberty
Murray Rothbard on the inspiring story of what one lone individual can accomplish.
Government Medical 'Insurance'
Murray Rothbard on the whole rotten mess.
What Causes an Economic Depression?
And how to cure it, by Murray Rothbard.
Advent of the Communists
From crazed religion to crazed atheism.
Politics Is a Circus
Murray Rothbard on the ugly but hilarious world of democracy – at its lowest, in New York.
Who's Doing What to Whom in Criminal Politics?
Libertarian class analysis is the sure guide.
Big Government, Big Business
And class conflict.
When the Christians Ran Massachusetts
And were madly interventionist.
Our Fighting Forebears
Against imperialism. Article by Murray Rothbard.
Crazed Christian Communists
Murray Rothbard on Diggers and Ranters.
America's 1st Individualist Anarchist
Murray Rothbard on Anne Hutchinson.
We're Not Equal
Murray Rothbard on the government's attempt to make us the same.
The American Revolution You Never Heard of
Murray Rothbard on Bacon's Rebellion.
The Crane/Cato Apparatus
And Murray Rothbard's open letter.
Crane-Koch Sellout
Murray Rothbard on the Clark campaign.
It Usually Ends With Ed Crane
Classic Murray Rothbard on what went wrong at Cato.
The Fall of Communism in Early Virginia
Too bad we didn't learn the lesson.
Some on the Right Hate Ron Paul
Some on the left love him. Murray Rothbard helps us understand.
'Red Dawn'
Why Murray Rothbard loved this libertarian flick.
Our Greatest Earthly Enemy
Murray Rothbard on the State.
The Trouble With George Washington
Murray Rothbard on how the 1st president crushed the spirit of liberty.
War, Peace, and the State
Murray Rothbard on truth vs. propaganda.
The Truth About Newt
Murray Rothbard had his number.
Inside the Power Elite
Murray Rothbard on big-bank families and war.
The Best Tax Is the Lightest
Murray Rothbard on the property seizure-schemes of men like Greenspan, Cain, Forbes, and Perry.
Anti-Capitalist 'Libertarians'
Murray Rothbard on the syndicalist deviation.
Gold and US Political Parties
Murray Rothbard on what you didn't learn in school.
The Fallacy of the 'Public Sector'
Murray Rothbard on the economy vs. the State.
What's So Special About Mises?
Murray Rothbard explains.
Bankster Conspiracy
Murray Rothbard on Rockefeller, Morgan, and their scheming for the Fed.
Government-Manufactured Drought in Texas
Murray Rothbard on water socialism.
Bloody Bankers and Wall Street Killers
Murray Rothbard on Rockefeller, Morgan, and war.
The Trouble With Egalitarianism
It justifies the total state, says Murray Rothbard.
Keeping Austrian Economics Right and True
Murray Rothbard on the glories and the problems.
It Was the Swan Song of the Old Right
Until Murray Rothbard revived it, and Ron Paul ran with it.
How To Think About War
If you are a libertarian.
The Presbyterians
They created the Scottish Enlightenment, said Murray Rothbard.
The Massachusetts Evil
Murray Rothbard on fiat paper money.
Real Money in Early America
Commodity money, that is.
What Soviet Threat?
Murray Rothbard takes a revisionist look at the USSR.
Mankind's Bitter Enemy
Murray N. Rothbard on the rise of statism.
Listen, YAF
Murray Rothbard on Young Americans for Freedom, bad long before its vicious, personal attack on Ron Paul.
The Power Elite vs. You and Me
Murray Rothbard on their interests against ours.
Power-Elite Looting and Mass Murder
Murray Rothbard on Kissinger, the Rockefellers, and Arab killing.
The Rockefeller World Empire
And the death of Prince Nelson.
Conservative Con Man
Murray Rothbard on the real Ronnie Reagan.
Masters of Deceit
Murray Rothbard on the international money planners.
The Libertarian Schism
Murray Rothbard on left and right.
Before the Last Republican 'Revolution'
Murray Rothbard warned us.
To Understand His Breakthrough in the Philosophy of Liberty
Read the amazing Hans-Hermann Hoppe, says Murray Rothbard.
A Genius and a Gentleman
Murray Rothbard on Henry Hazlitt.
The Republicans' Favorite Economist
Murray Rothbard unravels Milton Friedman.
Truth vs. Propaganda
Murray Rothbard on why war revisionism is essential.
The Treaty That Wall Street Wrote
Murray Rothbard on the Panama Canal.
Smeared by a Randite
Murray Rothbard on the Efron affair.
If the Warren Commission Was on the Up and Up
Why not open up its JFK assassination files?
The First Bernanke
Murray Rothbard on John Law, the money crank who wrecked a country.
Boom! Crack! Crash!
Murray Rothbard on what to read and not to read on the crisis.
The Conservative Anarchist
Murray N. Rothbard on Edmund Burke, before he went astray.
Why I Gave Up on the Right-Wing
Murray Rothbard on militarism, police power, and the corporate state.
The Victory of Liberty
Murray Rothbard on libertarian strategies.
A Gang of Thieves Writ Large
Murray N. Rothbard on the anatomy of the state.
A Boot on Your Throat
Murray Rothbard on the state's invention of paper money.
The Best Article Ever Written on Depressions
Murray N. Rothbard on their causes and cures.
The Monetary Breakdown of the West
What we can learn from history.
To Save Our Economy From Destruction
We must take back the monetary function from the government, says Murray Rothbard.
You're Being Robbed by Banksters
Murray Rothbard explains fractional reserves.
It's Us or Them
Murray Rothbard on statism – left, right, and center.
Whose Kingdom Come?
Murray N. Rothbard on the Christian right's millennial politics.
The State Feasts on War
Murray Rothbard on the power, the glory, the money, the dead.
A Gang of Thieves
Murray Rothbard on the real nature of the state.
An Evening in Ayn Rand's Livingroom
Wowser, by Murray N. Rothbard.
Peasants, Arise!
What an anti-tax, anti-centralist rebellion in 16th century France can teach us.
The Tyranny of Judges
They're above the "law" they use to crush us.
A Moral Guide for Libertarians
Murray Rothbard on living in a state-run world.
Subverting Peace and Freedom
Murray Rothbard on government war and foreign policy.
Those Repellent Neoconservatives
Murray N. Rothbard on what threatens us.
Building the Ruling Elite
Murray Rothbard on how the economic nationalists did it.
A Brief History of Communism
But not the way you're taught it.
Power-Elite Protectionism
Murray N. Rothbard on ripping off the people through mercantilism.
The Right Not To Testify
Murray N. Rothbard on why conscripting witnesses is wrong.
Why Not Feel Sorry for the Oil Company?
Murray N. Rothbard on an earlier spill.
Repudiate Sovereign Debt
Murray N. Rothbard's advice for the US – and it applies to Greece, Italy, Spain, and the UK too.
Among All Government Looting Methods
The VAT may be the worst.
Rise of the CIA Conservatives
Murray Rothbard on the decline of the Old Right.
Who Was Niccolò Machiavelli?
Murray Rothbard on the bard of modern state criminality.
The Evil of Humanism
Murray Rothbard on justifications for the total state.
Conservatives ♥ the Warfare State
Murray Rothbard on Bill Buckley's imperial offspring.
Those Awards
Murray Rothbard on the Oscars.
Conservatism Is a Scam
Murray Rothbard on National Review's three-card monte.
Crimes of the Winter Olympics
Murray N. Rothbard on nationalism, Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding, and professional athletes.
The Learned Extremist
Murray N. Rothbard on Juan de Mariana, the priest who confronted an inflationist king.
The Lessons of Revisionism
They teach us about war and the state.
The Astounding Aquinas
Murray Rothbard on the great theologian-philosopher.
Vices Are Not Crimes
Murray Rothbard on religion, libertarianism, and Lysander Spooner.
Crash Past, and Future?
Murray Rothbard on 1929.
Messianic Communism in the Protestant Reformation
Murray N. Rothbard on the astounding events in 16th-century Münster, and their relevance for us.
Keynes, the Man
As rotten as his economics.
Monetary Crime Bosses
Murray Rothbard on the bankster-state-intellectual originators of the Fed.
Understanding Ayn Randianism
Murray Rothbard on the sociology of her cult.
Mozart Was a Red
Murray N. Rothbard's one-act play about Ayn Rand.
The Communist Religionist
Murray N. Rothbard on the secret truth about Karl Marx and his descendants.
Ayn Rand's Enforcer
Murray Rothbard on Nathaniel Branden's Judgment Day.
The Case Against the Fed
Murray N. Rothbard's manifesto against the federal counterfeiters.
'That Cold, Cruel Monster the State,' MD
Murray Rothbard on federal medicine.
We Face Economic Destruction
And the holocaust of runaway inflation. But Murray Rothbard had the solution.
Why Be Libertarians?
What's the point of the whole thing?
Repudiate the National Debt!
It's the just and practical solution, says Murray Rothbard.
Ending Tyranny Without Violence
Murray Rothbard on the politics of obedience.
Libertarian Law
Murray Rothbard on the natural fortress for liberty.
The Fed-Bankster Rip-Off
A rare Murray Rothbard crime guide to the early years (pdf).
The 'Great' Society
Murray Rothbard on LBJ's monstrous regime.
Hutus vs. Tutsis
Murray Rothbard on the Rwandan civil war.
Why the State Hates Peace
Murray Rothbard on the inherent nature of government.
Government in a Nutshell
Murray Rothbard on the anatomy of the state.
Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature
Murray Rothbard on a deadly but popular enemy of freedom.
The Bringing Down of Liz Holtzman
Murray Rothbard on a great moment in American politics.
Typical Neocon Smear
Murray Rothbard on the bringing down of Bobby Ray Inman.
Rothbard Saw Through Greenspan
Murray Rothbard on the man Ayn Rand dubbed the "Undertaker."
Had It With Government Money?
Murray Rothbard on private coinage.
The Gang of Thieves Called Government
Murray Rothbard on the anatomy of the state.
Repudiate the 'National' Debt
Murray Rothbard on saving money and freedom.
Do You Hate the State?
Murray Rothbard on the central question for libertarians, now and always.
Business Cycles, Real and Fabricated
Murray Rothbard on Kondratieff vs. Austrian.
The Sin of Affluence
According to John Kenneth Galbraith, that is.
Reform or Else
Murray N. Rothbard on the cultural revolution in 16th-century England.
Ron Paul: A Most Unusual Politician
Murray N. Rothbard on the moral, principled voice in the District of Criminals.
The Enemy of Freedom
The struggle against egalitarianism continues, says Murray N. Rothbard.
The Importance of Inequality
Murray N. Rothbard on egalitarianism, primitivism, and civilization.
Wall Street Wars
Murray N. Rothbard on the financial sector and American foreign policy.
Investment Bankers and the State
Murray N. Rothbard on Felix the Fixer.
Herbert Hoover's Depression
Murray Rothbard on the first time the Republicans did it to us.
Economic Depresssions
Their cause and cure, by Murray N. Rothbard.
The Trouble With Egalitarianism
It's an attack on reality and human flourishing, says Murray N. Rothbard.
The Fed Has Stolen the Dollar
We must take it back, says Murray N. Rothbard.
St. Hillary and the Religious Left
Murray Rothbard on the Yankee social gospel.
War, Peace, and the State
Murray N. Rothbard explains it all.
Rothbard on Keynes
When Murray was 21.
The Man Who Made America Independent
Murray N. Rothbard on Tom Paine.
On Resisting Evil
Murray N. Rothbard on our job always and everywhere.
The George W. Bush of 1929
Murray N. Rothbard on Herbert Hoover's Republican attack on the free market.
Power and the Intellectuals
Murray N. Rothbard on WWI as fulfillment.
The 'Great Society'
Murray N. Rothbard on a previous installment of the regime.
How Not To Write History
Murray N. Rothbard on textbook idiocy.
Slavery and Civil War
Murray N. Rothbard on the great American disasters.
Liberty vs. Power
Murray N. Rothbard on setting the stage for American history.
Did Capitalism Cause the Great Depression?
Murray N. Rothbard on the real culprit.
Who Is Frank Chodorov?
Murray N. Rothbard on the great individualist.
Laissez-Faire Radical
Murray N. Rothbard on the quest for the historical Mises.
The Trouble With George Washington
Not such a great guy after all.
Conspiracy Theories
Of course they make sense, says Murray N. Rothbard. Sometimes.
Myth and Truth About Libertarianism
Murray N. Rothbard explains.
Are Libertarians 'Anarchists'?
A classic, newly discovered article from Murray N. Rothbard.
Bifurcated Conservatives
The real enemy is not terrorism (or communism), but statism. A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Remembering Harry Elmer Barnes
Murray N. Rothbard on a revisionist historian.
Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy
Murray N. Rothbard on DC and its friends.
Remembering a Libertarian Giant
Murray N. Rothbard on F.A. "Baldy" Harper.
Anatomy of a Bank Run
A timely classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Ethnic Politics in New York City
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
A Band of Thieves Writ Large
Murray N. Rothbard on the state.
The Greatness of Lysander Spooner
Murray N. Rothbard on the man who got vices as versus crimes.
Telling the Truth About War
Murray N. Rothbard on revisionism for our time.
Who Owns the Water?
Not the state.
The First Christian Right
Also for war and against freedom. Article by Murray N. Rothbard.
Understanding the Republican Party
A classic confidential memo from Murray N. Rothbard on the other big-government faction.
A Pain in the Neck to Politicians
Murray N. Rothbard on the history of economic thought.
Getting the American Revolution Wrong
Murray N. Rothbard on modern historians.
The Kissinger Connection
To the first criminal war on Iraq.
Rolling Back the State
Murray N. Rothbard on how – and how not – to desocialize.
Tax Day
Murray N. Rothbard on what it means.
Who Murdered JFK?
Murray N. Rothbard on the federal mystery.
No More Military Socialism
Murray N. Rothbard on how legitimate defense can be done far better and cheaper on the market.
How To Punish
In a free society.
The Right to Self-Defense
Murray N. Rothbard on libertarian law.
Remembering Frank Chodorov
Murray N. Rothbard on the great individualist.
Saint Hillary
A Murray N. Rothbard classic on the religious left.
The Menace of the Religious Left
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
America's Most Persecuted Minority
And no, it's not big business.
The Noblest Cause of All
The old American cause: individual liberty.
Rothbard vs. the Crazies
Murray on the enemies of liberty.
Real Law
It's not a product of the state. Article by Murray N. Rothbard.
The State Is Not the Nation
Murray N. Rothbard on national self-determination.
Milton Friedman Unraveled
Murray N. Rothbard on the real meaning of the Chicago School.
How Anarchism Can Work
Murray N. Rothbard on society without a state.
Why Socialism Died
Murray N. Rothbard on its fundamental opposition to the structure of reality.
The Evil of Government Ownership
And the blessing of private ownership.
Commie Pilgrims
Murray N. Rothbard on what really happened at Plymouth.
Money and the Individual
Murray N. Rothbard on The Theory of Money and Credit, by Ludwig von Mises.
Destructivism
Murray N. Rothbard on the deconstructionist invasion of philosophy and economics.
The Trouble With Shrinks
They seek to repress dissidents, says Murray N. Rothbard.
Scholar, Creator, Hero
Murray N. Rothbard on Ludwig von Mises.
The Sickness of Public Schools
"Free" and compulsory.
Ball and Chain
Murray Rothbard on the origins of the US "welfare" state.
The Moral Imperative of Peace
Murray N. Rothbard on war and foreign policy.
Ignore the Sellouts
Crack a book by Rothbard.
Protectionism vs. Prosperity
Murray N. Rothbard on government trade barriers.
Should You Be Able To Burn Your Copy of the US Flag?
Of course, says Murray N. Rothbard.
Outlawing Jobs
Murray N. Rothbard on the minimum wage.
Bush's Invasion of Somalia
The first Bush, that is.
Unnatural Elites
Murray N. Rothbard on the real history of 'civil servants.'
Private Property Is the Basis of Civilization
But some anarchists don't get it, says Murray N. Rothbard.
The War System and Its Intellectual Myths
Murray N. Rothbard on Harry Elmer Barnes and the Cold War.
For a New Liberty
Murray N. Rothbard's Libertarian Manifesto.
Understanding the State
Murray N. Rothbard on "a band of thieves writ large."
Our Libertarian Heritage
Murray N. Rothbard on the American revolution and classical liberalism.
Libertarianism (the Real Thing) Reborn
Rothbard's Libertarian Forum is back.
On Resisting Evil
Murray N. Rothbard on our compelling moral obligation.
Real Freedom and Justice
Murray N. Rothbard on law, property rights, and air pollution.
'Date Rape' on Campus
What do the feminists want?
Rape or 'Rape'?
Murray N. Rothbard on the Kennedy case.
Sudden Deaths in Office
Murray N. Rothbard on presidents.
Private Defense
Can the market do better? Murray N. Rothbard on the work of anarcho-capitalist pioneer Gustave de Molinari.
Good Movies
Murray N. Rothbard on Cinema Paradiso and Metropolitan.
The Mantle of Science
Murray N. Rothbard on how to understand economics.
Boo, Hiss
Murray N. Rothbard on Schindler's List, Philadelphia, and The Piano.
Mafia Movies
Murray N. Rothbard on the thrilling, and the malign.
Myths of the Cold War
Murray N. Rothbard on the first "war on terror."
Who Are the 'Terrorists'?
The prescient Murray N. Rothbard 20 years ago.
It All Began, as Usual, With the Greeks
Murray N. Rothbard on the beginning of economics.
The Original Bush Conservative
Murray N. Rothbard on Herbert Hoover.
Real American History
Murray N. Rothbard on the Christian origins of individualist anarchism in America.
Rothbard on World Affairs
A lost 1989 video.
What Is the Free Market?
Murray N. Rothbard explains.
Calvinists vs. Catholics
And more revisionism in the history of economic thought from Murray N. Rothbard. (Get both volumes for $45!)
The Adam Smith Myth
Murray N. Rothbard on clay feet.
The Joyous Libertarian
Murray N. Rothbard on H.L. Mencken.
It All Began With Lao-tzu
Murray N. Rothbard on the Chinese libertarian tradition.
Radical Candor
And radical fun. A lost interview with Murray N. Rothbard on Ayn, Tricky Dick, Friedman, Vietnam, the New Left, price controls, and 101 other fascinating things.
Mailer for Mayor
Murray N. Rothbard on Norman's campaign.
Red Dawn
Murray N. Rothbard on a movie about military occupation and guerrilla resistance.
The Student Revolution
It helped end the war on Vietnam. Article by Murray N. Rothbard (with ideas for ending the war on Iraq).
Requiem for the Old Right
Murray N. Rothbard on our forebears.
Wilson's Secret Police
Murray N. Rothbard on the chilling suppression of freedom under Woodrow during WWI.
The Government-Business Alliance
Murray N. Rothbard on the presidency and big business.
The Roosevelt Myth
Murray N. Rothbard on conservative love for the evil Franklin.
The Corporate Statist
Murray N. Rothbard on Felix Rohatyn.
Reliving the Crash of '29
Murray N. Rothbard on how Hoover's policies blazed the trail for FDR and wrecked the US economy.
Libertarian Cover for the Corporate State
A classic that is all too contemporary: Murray N. Rothbard on Nixon's libertarian pal.
The Troubling Role of National Review
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard on the Old Right vs. the New Right. (The antiwar libertarian resurgence was yet to come.)
Investigate the Vice President First
If the president dies unexpectedly.
When the Feds First Attacked the Americans
Murray N. Rothbard on the Whiskey Rebellion.
When the Right Wasn't Bloodthirsty
Murray N. Rothbard on The Foreign Policy of the Old Right (PDF).
War, Peace, and the State
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard on why we are not conservatives.
The American Corporate State
Murray N. Rothbard on how the current regime developed during WWI.
Understanding Left and Right
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard on the prospects for liberty.
Painless Economics
Ten fascinating hours of talks by the master, Murray N. Rothbard.
The Real Conservative Movement
Fronting for despots. A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Government and Hurricane
Murray N. Rothbard on a deadly combination.
How the Fed Wreaks Disaster
Murray N. Rothbard on the first Great Depression.
Trading With the Enemy
Murray N. Rothbard on a great American tradition.
Patriotic Schlock
Murray N. Rothbard on the endless summer.
The Moral Imperative of 'Isolationism'
Murray N. Rothbard on war and foreign policy.
Who Is Murray Rothbard?
David Gordon on Mr. Libertarian, and so much more.
The Transformation of the American Right
Murray N. Rothbard on how it became an enemy of peace and freedom.
Republican Socialism
Murray N. Rothbard shows, at the time, where Nixonism will lead.
Sell Out and Die
Murray N. Rothbard on regime libertarians.
Jazz Needs a Melody
Murray N. Rothbard on the old culture vs. bebop.
No Government in Pennsylvania
Murray N. Rothbard on a 17th-century anarchist experiment, from his magisterial Conceived in Liberty.
'Doing God's Work' With a Bayonet
Murray N. Rothbard on the social gospel of the religious right.
Should You Be Able To Burn the Flag?
Of course, if it's your property.
Lessons From the War
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard on the first war on Iraq.
End Tyranny Non-Violently
Murray N. Rothbard on the political thought of 16th-century libertarian Étienne de la Boétie.
Revolt Against the Right
The first popular statement on modern libertarianism, from Murray N. Rothbard, of course.
A Permanent Revolution for Liberty
Against the conservative-socialist amalgam.
The Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar
Private mintage, 100 percent reserve banking, circulating coins, full convertibility. A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
What Your Rulers Don't Want You To Know
Murray N. Rothbard on the nature of the state.
Why We Are Not Conservatives
Murray N. Rothbard on war, peace, and the state.
Edmund Burke, Anarchist
Murray N. Rothbard on the founding father of conservatism.
The Most Exciting Event of My Life
A 1990 talk by Murray N. Rothbard at the Mises University (MP3) on the collapse of communism and the future of Austrian economics.
Do You Hate the State?
That is always and everywhere the key question, says Murray N. Rothbard.
Hutus vs. Tutsis
Murray N. Rothbard explains what happened.
Outlawing Jobs
Murray N. Rothbard on the minimum wage.
The Whiskey Rebellion
A model for our times?
Rothbard vs. Greenspan
On a consumption tax.
Feminism and Football
Murray N. Rothbard on sports, politics, and the Constitution.
In Defense of Diversity
Inequality, that is.
Copying the Nazis
Murray N. Rothbard on collective guilt.
On Resisting Evil
Murray N. Rothbard to anti-state libertarians, and non-neo conservatives.
Max Lerner: Again?!
Murray N. Rothbard on the ur-neocon.
I Hate Max Lerner
Murray N. Rothbard on an ur-neocon.
It's Always the 'Lone Nut'
Murray N. Rothbard on political assassinations.
Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy
Murray N. Rothbard on the state-establishment axis for intervention and war.
Compromising With Tyranny
Murray N. Rothbard on how even the best National Review conservative went wrong.
Red Dawn
Murray N. Rothbard on guerrilla resistance to the occupier.
Living in a State-Run World
Murray N. Rothbard on how to proceed.
The Unstoppable Rothbard
His influence increases, his detractors are confounded.
Making the Best the Enemy of the Worst
Murray N. Rothbard on the case for radical idealism.
The Anatomy of the State
Murray N. Rothbard on what it isn't, and what it is.
Left and Right: the Prospects for Liberty
Classic Rothbard with a particular resonance these days (PDF).
A Future of Peace and Capitalism
Murray N. Rothbard on why we will win.
Libertarian Thought in Colonial America
Murray N. Rothbard on how it all began.
Down With Primitivism
Murray N. Rothbard on the noble savage and one of his apologists.
Lifeboat Situations
Murray N. Rothbard on ethics.
Down With Primitivism
Murray N. Rothbard on the noble savage and one of his apologists.
The Ethics of Liberty
The great Rothbard classic online in two formats, thanks to the Mises Institute.
A Farrago of Evil and Error
Murray N. Rothbard on protectionism.
The Odious Legacy of Reagan
Murray N. Rothbard on neocons, libertarians, Ronnie, and the state.
How To Think Like an Economist
A real economist, that is.
Taxation Must Destroy Wealth
It can never be "neutral" to the market economy.
Go and Do Thou Likewise
Gary North on the example set by Murray Rothbard.
The Central Crime of the Central Bank
Murray N. Rothbard on the artificial cycle of booms and busts.
A Future of Peace and Capitalism
All we have to worry about are the socialists of left and right.
How To Do Economics
Murray N. Rothbard on praxeology, the method of the Austrian School.
The Real Reaganomics
Even at its best it was bad.
A Recurring Establishment Trick
Murray N. Rothbard on neocons, Buckleyites, and the alleged end of ideology.
Capitalism and Catholicism
Murray N. Rothbard on the economics and politics of Leo XIII and Pius XI.
Catholicism, Protestantism, and Capitalism
A clarifying memo from Murray N. Rothbard.
Ronald Reagan, Warmonger
Murray N. Rothbard on the early years of the California Camelot.
To De-Bamboozle
Murray N. Rothbard on the noble task of revisionism.
Ayn Rand, the Movie
A video of Murray N. Rothbard's one-act play, Mozart Was a Red.
The Evil of Banality
Murray N. Rothbard on Norman Podhoretz.
Bill & Irving & Ken & Patrick
Murray N. Rothbard on the neocons.
The Ethics of Liberty
Murray N. Rothbard's libertarian masterpiece is now online, with a new introduction by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.
Gippering California
As preparation for Gippering America. Murray N. Rothbard on Reagan.
The Real Reaganomics
Murray N. Rothbard on military Keynesianism.
The Reagan Phenomenon
Murray N. Rothbard on the shrewdest manipulator of public opinion since FDR.
Reagan Revisionism
Murray N. Rothbard on the myths of Reaganomics.
The Failure Called Fusionism
Libertarianism and conservatism, despite Frank S. Meyer, are different, antagonistic positions.
How To Study Man
And how not to study him. A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
The Capitalist Entrepreneur
Quite simply, the man who makes the world go round.
The State vs. Innovation
Murray N. Rothbard on government and science.
Hoppephobia
Murray N. Rothbard on why Hans-Hermann Hoppe drives some libertarians crazy.
The Old Right
Murray N. Rothbard on our heritage, now revived thanks to him.
The Case for a Genuine Gold Dollar
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Austrian Economics in One Lesson
There's no better place to start than this classic audio of Murray N. Rothbard.
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Government Can't Deliver the Goods
Murray N. Rothbard – author of Man, Economy, and State – on the myth of government "services."
Ten Ethical Objections to the Free Market
Exploded by Murray N. Rothbard in his astounding treatise, Man, Economy, and State.
Brimelow on Rothbard
After Peter wrote this article for Forbes, a DC libertarian thinktank blacklisted him for more than a decade.
Protectionism vs. Prosperity
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Repudiate the National Debt
Nothing else makes moral or economic sense. A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Life in the Old Right
Murray N. Rothbard lived it.
The Kondratieff Fraud
Murray N. Rothbard on the most famed financial chart of them all.
The Trouble With Milton Friedman
Murray N. Rothbard unravels one of the state's favorite economists.
Rockefelleronomics
A classic from the young Murray N. Rothbard.
For a New Isolationism
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Rothbard on the Great Society
A libertarian critique.
Two Just Wars
Murray N. Rothbard on 1776 and 1861 (MP3 speech file).
National Liberation
Murray N. Rothbard on opposing the oppressor.
War, Peace, and the State
Murray N. Rothbard vs. Bill Buckley and the Buckleyites.
Against Women's Lib
Murray N. Rothbard on feminism.
The Fallacy of the 'Public Sector'
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
The Supposed Case for Taxation
A devastating scholarly refutation from Murray N. Rothbard (PDF).
Rothbard on Protectionism
Refuting ancient errors.
The Dangerous Nonsense Called Protectionism
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
Understanding Left and Right
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard on the prospects for liberty.
Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature
Murray N. Rothbard on the ideology of the modern state.
Why Obey the Parasites?
Murray N. Rothbard on why we do, and why we don't have to.
Orwell vs. Podhoretz
Murray N. Rothbard on 1984, the Cold War, and the neocons.
1984 in 1949
The young Rothbard on Orwell.
Memories of Rothbard and Hayek
Ronald Hamowy on his two great teachers.
Cold War Myths
Murray N. Rothbard on the official propaganda myths of war and the warfare state, a tribute to historian Harry Elmer Barnes.
Bush's Ancestors
Murray N. Rothbard on the crazed and evil Progressives.
War, Peace, and the State
Murray N. Rothbard explains it all.
Life and Death of the Old Right
Lessons for libertarians from Murray N. Rothbard.
Ayn Rand in One Act
Murray N. Rothbard's Mozart Was a Red, with an introduction by Justin Raimondo.
Tax Day
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
The Sociology of the Ayn Rand Cult
A classic from Murray N. Rothbard.
A Fable For Our Time
By one of the unreconstructed. An unpublished manuscript from the Murray N. Rothbard Archives.
A Blaze of Radiant Light
Rothbard on Chodorov.
Rothbard Writes the Dixiecrats
In 1949, when he was a 24-year-old graduate student.
What's a Just War?
1775 and 1861, for example, says Murray N. Rothbard.
The Joyous Libertarian
Murray N. Rothbard on H.L. Mencken.
Genius Mourns Genius
An obituary of Ludwig von Mises by Murray N. Rothbard.
Why Conservatives Love War and the State
Murray N. Rothbard had it all figured out.
Rothbard on Le Pen
Well, sort of.
Edmund Burke, Rothbardian
Well, not quite – but that's closer to the truth than the conservative distortions of the Cold War. Article by Joseph Stromberg.
The Republican Party and Steel
A long, rotten history. A classic by Murray N. Rothbard.
The Rothbardian Solution
To save our economy from the eventual holocaust of run-away inflation, we the people must take the money-supply function back from the government.
Fractional-Reserve Banking
Murray N. Rothbard on the moral fraudulence and economic disaster of this pervasive scam.
Taking Our Money Back
Abolish the Grand Counterfeiter, the Federal Reserve, says Murray N. Rothbard.
What's Wrong With Conservatism
And what's right with it. A classic statement of the libertarian position from Murray N. Rothbard.
Rothbard on Szasz
The libertarian psychiatrist's theories. Rothbard likes the libertarianism.
The Anti-War, Anti-State Right
Murray N. Rothbard on our true heritage, and how it was suppressed (temporarily!).
Six Myths About Libertarianism
Murray N. Rothbard refutes some conservative fictions.
Edmund Burke, Anarchist
Despite the conservatives, he was once a good guy. Murray N. Rothbard's revisionist classic.
The Trouble With Conservatives
They can't get the State right. Murray Rothbard's classic essay.
The Last Time the US Warred on Afghanistan
And Iran, Murray N. Rothbard had some comments that might have been written yesterday.
The Truth About Greenspan
Murray N. Rothbard had his number in 1987.
And Now Afghanistan
This is not the first US encounter with that impoverished country. Here's Murray N. Rothbard's take in 1980.
The Real Aggressor
More classic Rothbard, this time from 1954, on the State and war
Buckley Revealed
Murray N. Rothbard had this military socialist nailed in 1952.
The Anatomy of the State
What is the State? It is theft organized on a territorial basis. A classic Murray N. Rothbard essay from his Egalitarianism As a Revolt Against Nature.
'The Irrepressible Rothbard'
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For President: Bill Smith, Beatnik
A 1960 classic from the great Murray N. Rothbard.
Rothbard Speaks!
Stunning audio clips from the late dean of the Austrian School of economics.
Women's Lib
Murray Rothbard saw where it was going, and why it had to be stopped.
Rothbard on the Elections
All his life, Murray N. Rothbard loved elections and interpreting them. Here. courtesy of Rothbard archivist Joseph R. Stromberg, is Murray's take on the November 1950 version. P.S. Read Justin Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, and Lew Rockwell's collection, The Irrepressible Rothbard.
The Growth of Libertarian Thought in the Colonies
Murray N. Rothbard on the ideological foundations of our secession.
Anatomy of the State
Murray N. Rothbard's classic essay on the nature of government.
The Fraud and Danger of Equality
Murray N. Rothbard's powerful "Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, and the Division of Labor."
The Growth of Libertarian Thought
Murray N. Rothbard on our 18th century American predecessors.
Psychoanalysis as a Weapon
Shrinks are agents of the state, said Murray N. Rothbard.
What Has Government Done to Our Money?
The complete text of Murray N. Rothbard's classic is now on line.
War Revisionism
It's essential to tell the truth, as versus the state's version, about the state's quintessential activity, and Murray Rothbard's Journal of Libertarian Studies did exactly that.
Rothbard on Greenspan
The beloved con man of the central bank.
Rothbard: Protectionism Wrecks Prosperity
Hey, Pat. Anti-trade policies hurt American businessmen and consumers-not to speak of the cause of liberty-while enriching pressure groups and strengthening government.
The Foreign Policy of the Old Right
Murray N. Rothbard shows that our ideological ancestors were pro-peace because they were pro-liberty, unlike the warfare-welfare statists of the Bill Buckley-CIA conservative movement. (Note: requires Adobe Acrobat, which is free.
 
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