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  • Never a Dull Moment

    Aug 2, 2016, 12:00 am By Murray N. Rothbard
    [From the Introduction by Justin Raimondo.]Murray Rothbard was a true polymath. He wasn’t just the number one theoretician of the modern libertarian movement — author of the monumental Man, Economy, and State; Conceived in Liberty, a four-volume history of…
  • Suicide Pact:The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty

    Jul 18, 2016, 12:00 am By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    In Suicide Pact, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano details a long, sordid history of governmental—and especially presidential—encroachments on liberty, enacted in the name of protecting America but which serve instead to undermine national security and erode the…
  • The Rothbard Reader

    Mar 2, 2016, 12:00 am By Joseph T. Salerno, Matthew McCaffrey
    From the Introduction by Joseph T. Salerno and Matthew McCaffrey.Few economists manage to produce a body of work that boasts a serious following twenty years after their deaths. Murray N. Rothbard is a rare exception. More than two decades since his passing,…
  • A Genuine Gold Dollar vs. the Federal Reserve

    Jan 20, 2016, 12:00 am By Murray N. Rothbard
    A Genuine Gold DollarIn recent years an increasing number of economists have understandably become disillusioned by the inflationary record of fiat currencies. They have therefore concluded that leaving the government and its central bank power to fine tune…
  • Rollback

    Jan 11, 2016, 12:00 am By Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    Rollback takes on both liberal and conservative conventions and their habits of mind. The objective of the work is dramatically ambitious. Woods writes with relentless precision, like an intellectual surgeon, to convince the reader that the government is not…
  • Notes on Democracy

    Jan 11, 2016, 12:00 am By H. L. Mencken
    This book should come with a warning label. It is surely one of the most bracing books on politics in the history of the English language. There is more truth in these pages than most Americans are willing to face. What Mencken delivers here is probably the…
  • Competition and Entrepreneurship

    Jan 11, 2016, 12:00 am By Israel M. Kirzner
    Written the year of Mises's death, this is the book that brought new prominence to the Austrian theory of the entrepreneur. Kirzner views him as the discoverer of opportunities in the competitive process, and contrasts this view with the general equilibrium…
  • Liberty, State, and Union

    Jan 11, 2016, 12:00 am By Luigi Marco Bassani
    Bassani shows that Jefferson was a special kind of libertarian. He did not believe in government, but for one or two areas. Nor did he believe in the "union" much less the nation state. He was a radical individualist who had no use for the political…
  • Resurrecting Marx

    Jan 11, 2016, 12:00 am By David Gordon
    The collapse of socialism didn't deter the Marxists, who moved on to invent new rationales for their system. But David Gordon has caught up with them, and used the knife of the Austrian School to cut their theories to pieces. A masterful demonstration of…
  • Back on the Road to Serfdom

    Jan 11, 2016, 12:00 am By Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    The threat of statism has reemerged in force. The federal government has seized on the economic crisis to radically expand its power—through bailouts, “stimulus” packages, a trillion-dollar health care plan, “jobs bills,” massive expansions of the…