in the tradition of

Murray Newton Rothbard


Rothbard Bibliographic Essay

Rothbard Chronology

Rothbard Bibliography Page

Interview with Rothbard


The Hermeneutical Invasion of Philosophy and Economics (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 3. Pdf-file 732KB)
- anti-hermeneutics

Intimidation by Rhetoric (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 9. Num. 1. Pdf-file 276 KB)
- criticism of McCloskey and his hermeneuticism

Chaos Theory: Destroying Mathematical Economics from Within?
- an objectivist interpretation of the butterfly effect


The Essential von Mises
- an excellent overview of Austrian economics

Making Economic Sense
- a collection of articles on economic policy

Mises and the Role of the Economist in Public Policy
What are the moral obligations of the economist?
- truth and integrity above all

Breaking Out of the Walrasian Box: The Cases of Schumpeter and Hansen
(The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 1. Pdf-file 592 KB)
- technical monetary theory

Timberlake on the Austrian Theory of Money: A Comment (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol 2 Pdf-file 428KB)
- criticises Chicago school monetary theory

The End of Socialism and the Calculation Debate Revisited
(The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 5. Num. 2. Pdf-file 1345 KB)
- caused a war between misesians and hayekians

The Consumption Tax: A Critique (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 7. Num. 2. Pdf-file 801 KB)
- poll tax the only relatively good and neutral tax

Professor Hebert on Entrepreneurship (Journal of Libertarian Studies. Volume 7 Number 2. 1983. Pdf-file)

Protectionism Wrecks Prosperity
- summarizes the benefits of the free trade

Friedrich August von Hayek: 1899-1992
- short piece on the Nobel laureate


What Has Government Done to Our Money
- this classic book is the best introduction to monetary theory

Taking money back
- part 1 of introduction to banking

Fractional Reserve Banking
- part 2 of introduction to banking

How to save our economy from destruction
- part 3 of introduction to banking

Fractional Reserve Banking

The Mysterious Fed
- the emperor has no clothes

Alan Greenspan: A Minority Report
- on Rothbard's old studypal

Aurophobia: or, Free Banking on What Standard? A Review of
Gold, Greenbacks, and the Constitution, by Richard H. Timberlake
(The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 6. Num. 1. Pdf-file 618 KB)
- criticises Chicago banking theory


Anatomy of the State
- a classic piece on the evil nature of the state

Power and Market
- classic book, virtually a libertarian encyclopedia (Long pdf-file)

Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, and the Division of Labor
- environmentalism and socialism both rebellions against nature
- signalled Rothbard's strategic turn from left to right

Nations by Consent: Decomposing the Nation-State
(Journal of Libertarian Studies. Volume 11 Number 1. Fall 1994. Pdf-file)
- defends secessionism. Very important!
- proprietary communities solution to drug, abortion, etc. problems

Robert Nozick and the immaculate conception of the state
(Journal of Libertarian Studies. Volume 1 Number 1. Winter 1977. Pdf-file)
- refutes Nozick's minarchism

How and How Not To Desocialize (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 6. Num. 1. Pdf-file 629 KB)
- step by step privatisation plan

Education: Free and Compulsory
- excerpt from a classic book

Egalitarianism and the Elites (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 8. Num. 2. Pdf-file 975 KB)
- freedom requires a natural aristocracy

The Laissez-Faire Radical: A Quest for the Historical Mises (Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 5. Num. 3. Pdf-file)

Ludwig Von Mises and Natural Law: A Comment on Professor Gonce
(Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 3. Pdf-file.)

King on Punishment: A Comment (Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 2. Pdf-file)
- defends retribution

The Great Women's Liberation Issue: Setting It Straight (The Individualist)
- classic article on Second Wave feminism from 1970

Are Diamonds Really Forever? (The Free Market)
- on de Beers cartel

The Flag Flap (The Free Market)
- on the US flag burnings

Is It The Economy, Stupid? (The Free Market)

Revolution Comes Home (The Free Market)
- on the bogus republican revolution

Mozart was a red
- parody of Rand and her objectivist cult

Rothbard on the Elections of November 1950
- one of Rothbard's first pieces on elections

For President: Bill Smith, Beatnik
- a classic on 1960 elections

Frank Meyer on the Communist Bogey-Man (Left and Right. Vol. 3. Num. 2. Pdf-file 774 KB)
- an answer to paranoid anti-communists of all times


Concepts of the Role of Intellectuals In Social Change Toward Laissez Faire
(Journal of Libertarian Studies Volume 9 Number 2. 1990. Pdf-file)
- on the early liberal schools Taoism, Burgundy Circle, physiocrats and utilitarians

L'éclat de Turgot (In French)
- on the pro-Austrian Turgot

Adam Smith en Examen (In French)
- on the socialist side of Smith and the capitalist side of the scholastics.

The Growth of Libertarian Thought
- excerpt from his book Conceived in Liberty
- on 18th century American libertarianism

Whisky Rebellion: A Model for Our Time? (Free Market)
- glorious rebellion against USA (United Socialists of America)

The Myth of Free Banking in Scotland (The Review of Austrian School. Vol. 2. Pdf-file 809 KB)
- smashes Chicago-Friedmanite free banking theory and history

Karl Marx: Communist as Religious Eschatologist (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 4. Pdf-file 3074 KB)
- Marxism was born out of neo-religious rebellion against reality

Bureaucracy and the Civil Service in the United States
(The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Volume 11, Number 2. Summer 1995. Pdf-file 161 KB)

Origins of the Welfare state in America (Journal of Libertarian Studies. Volume 12, Number 2. Spring 1996. Pdf-file)
- emphasises womens role in erecting the welfare state

The Origins of the Federal Reserve (The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. Vol. 2. Num. 3. Pdf-file)
- conspiracy of bankers and big business

World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals (Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol, 9. Num, 1. 1989. Pdf-file)
- emphasies intellectuals role in building corporatist welfare state

The foreign policy of the Old Right (Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 2 Num. 1. 1978. Pdf-file)
- the old right was isolationist and very libertarian

Frank Chodorov, RIP (Left and Right. Vol. 3. Num. 1. Pdf-file 181KB)
- on the paleoconservative hero

Harry Elmer Barnes, RIP (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 1. Pdf-file 192KB)
- on the great leftist revisionist historian

Pearl Harbor: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary (Left and Right. Vol. 2. Num. 3. Pdf-file 32KB)
- very revisionist

Cold War Revisionism, The Major Historical Task (Left and Right. Vol. 2. Num. 2. Pdf-file 446KB)
- very revisionist, against american imperialism

The New Libertarian Creed
- how libertarians continued the anti-war tradition of the old right

Psychoanalysis as a Weapon
- on the fallacies of psychohistory
- shrinks are agents of the state


Block, Walter and Rockwell, Llewellyn H. Jr.
Man, Economy, and Liberty (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 4. Pdf-file 880 KB)
- very good overview of Rothbard's books

Cobin, John
A Compendium of Kirzner and Rothbard (Mises Scholars Drafts. February 9, 2000. Pdf-file)

Gordon, David
M.N. Rothbard: A Scholar in Defense of Freedom
- an excellent overview of Rothbards books and theories

Jackson, Candice
Murray Rothbard's Ethics of Liberty: What It Is and What It Is Not (Mises Scholars Drafts. August 2, 1999. Pdf-file)

McElroy, Wendy
Murray N. Rothbard: Mr. Libertarian
- McElroy is the director of ifeminist.com

Modugno, Roberta
The Anarcho-Capitalist Political Theory of Murray N. Rothbard: Its Historical and Intellectual Context
(Mises Scholars Drafts. October 4, 1999. Pdf-file)

Modugno, Roberta A.
Murray N. Rothbard E L'Anarco-Capitalismo Americano (Rubbettino, 1998, 207 pgs.)
- reviewed by David Gordon

Peron, Jim
Rothbard Unmasked
- Peron is an objectivist hostile to Rothbard
- see also Joseph Stromberg's reply: Rand vs. Rothbard. Reply to Peron

Powell, Jim
The life and times of Murray N. Rothbard
- this is a chapter from Powell's book The Triumph of Liberty

Raimondo, Justin
Murray Rothbard: An Enemy of The State (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2000)
- Raimondo is the director of Anti-WarCom
- reviewed by Joseph Stromberg
- reviewed by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
- http://www.mises.org/fullstory.asp?control=476&FS=+In+Defense+of+Rothbard

Rockwell, Llewellyn H. Jr.
Murray N. Rothbard: A Legacy of Liberty
- excellent summary of Rothbard's theories
- Rockwell is the president of the Ludvig von Mises Institute

Rockwell, Llewellyn H. Jr. (ed.)
The Irrepressible Rothbard
- Rothbard's articles from the Rothbard-Rockwell Report
- reviewed by Charley Reese

Rothbard, JoAnn
My View of Murray Rothbard
- Rothbard's wife tells their story

Štefunko, Martin
Mises and Rothbard on consumers' sovereignty: Is there a difference? (Mises Scholars Drafts. July 26, 2000 Pdf-file)

Stromberg, Joseph
Murray N. Rothbard on States, War, and Peace: Part I - II
- Stromberg writes the popular column Old Cause

Stromberg, Joseph R.
Rothbard Versus Rothbard: A False Dilemma
- defends Rothbard's consistency

Terrell, Timothy
On the Origin of Property Rights: A Critique of Hoppe and Rothbard on Ethics (Mises Scholars Drafts. May 5, 2000. Pdf-file)


America's Great Depression
- introduction by Paul Johnson

An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. 2 vols.
- reviewed by David Gordon
- reviewed by Leland B. Yeager
- reviewed by Roger Backhouse
- reviewed by Paul Heyne

The Case Against The Fed
- reviewed by David Gordon

Conceived in Liberty
- reviewed by Laissez Faire Books

Egalitarianism: A Revolt Against Nature
- foreword by R.A. Childs, Jr.

The Ethics of Liberty
- introduction by Rothbard to the French Edition
- introduction by Hans-Hermann Hoppe to the new 1998 edition
- reviewed by David Gordon

The Logic of Action
- reviewed by David Gordon

Man, Economy and the State
- reviewed by Ludvig von Mises

Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy
- reviewed by David Gordon

- perhaps sometimes with other editors

The Prospects of Liberty (Pdf-file 810KB)

Fortune and American "Idealism" (Pdf-file 144KB)

Discovering the Ninth Amendment (Pdf-file 163KB)

Liberty and the New Left (Pdf-file 1059KB)
- pro-leftist

Old Right/New Left (Pdf-file 137KB)
- pro-leftist

New Right: National Review’’s Anniversary (Pdf-file 179KB)
- anti-neoconservative

New Right: Future (Pdf-file 48KB)

From Georgia With Love: The Case of Julian Bond (Pdf-file 35KB)

The Irish Revolution (Pdf-file 154KB)

The Power of the President (Pdf-file 105KB)

Labor Unionism, Two Views (Pdf-file 171KB)

Our First Anniversary (Pdf-file 66KB)

Why Be Libertarian? (Pdf-file 185KB)

The Cry for Power: Black, White, and Polish (Pdf-file 110KB)

The Martyrdom of Earl Francis (Pdf-file 33KB)

SDS: The New Turn (Pdf-file 296KB)

Ronald Reagan as Educator (Pdf-file 73KB)

Is There a Nazi Threat (Pdf-file 142KB)

Liberalism and the CIA (Pdf-file 55KB)

Ernesto Che Guevar, RIP (Pdf-file 109KB)
- very leftist

The Black Revolution (Pdf-file 88KB)
- very leftist

On Desecrating the Flag (Pdf-file 382KB)


Lecture excerpts
- includes several short mp3-files of Rothbard's lectures