[Excerpted from It's a Jetsons World (2011). An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Steven Ng, is available for download.] Ludwig von Mises summed up the essence of government in words that are particularly vivid in wartime: Government
[Originally posted on mises.org, Friday, February 11th, 2011. Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcastepisode "Libertarian Science Fiction"] One day in the late spring of 1951, something rather astonishing happened in an otherwise nondescript shopping district in a medium-sized city somewhere
[The following lecture was presented during the Philosophy of Liberty Conference at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, Saturday, September 29, 2001. Posted on mises.org] All men are created equal. When Thomas Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence,
[This article was written in the mid-1950s under the byline "Aubrey Herbert," a pseudonym Rothbard used in the periodical Faith and Freedom. It was never published. Originally posted on Mises.org] The libertarian who is happily engaged expounding his political philosophy
Despite the obvious bias which engulfs the incestual working relationship between the Federal Reserve System, the U.S. financial sector, and the U.S. government, occasionally some grains of truth trickle out from these Ministries of Truth.Â In a new report by
["War, Peace, and the State." The Standard, April 1963, pp. 2-5; 15-16, and Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature and Other Essays, R.A. Child, Jr., Ed., Washington: Libertarian Review Press, 1974; 2nd edition, Auburn, Alabama: Mises Institute, 2000, pp. 115-132.
Fascism differs from its close cousins, Communism and aristocratic conservatism, in several important ways. To understand these differences is to see how classical liberalism offers a completely different view of social and economic organization, a perspective that departs radically from
[Published in Libertarian Papers 2011] I have three goals. First, I want to clarify the nature and function of private property. Second, I want to clarify the distinction between “common” goods and property and “public” goods and property, and explain
Noam Chomsky is perhaps the United Statesâ€™ best-known anarchist. Thereâ€™s a certain irony to this, however; for just as St. Augustine once prayed, â€œGrant me chastity and continence, but not yet,â€ Chomskyâ€™s aim is in effect anarchy, but not yet.
[Originally published in Scientism and Values, Helmut Schoeck and James W. Wiggins, eds. (Princeton, N.J.: D. Van Nostrand), 1960, pp.159-180; The Logic of Action One: Method, Money, and the Austrian School (Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar, 1997), pp. 3-23. Also available