Compromising the Uncompromisable

by Walter Block The market contains fail-safe mechanisms to help those who are subjected to discrimination. A consistent libertarian philosophy must come out for a total repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law either is unnecessary or irrelevant. Efforts to claim that special legal privileges for minorities are reparations for years of […]

Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

I N T R O D U C T I O N Austrian Political Economy The late Milton Friedman once said that if the average tariff rate in America was a few percentage points lower than it would otherwise be thanks to infl uence of academic economists, that would more than justify all of their salaries and then […]

Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School

by Ralph Raico Preface by David Gordon Ralph Raico in this brilliant book calls to our attention the dictum of Augustin Thierry: “The great precept that must be given to historians is to distinguish instead of confounding” (p. 136). Thierry, as Raico shows, did not always follow his own advice; but the remark perfectly describes the historical writing of […]

Memoirs of a Superfluous Man

Review provided by Mises Albert Jay Nock, perhaps the most brilliant American essayist of the 20th century, and certainly among its most important libertarian thinkers, set out to write his autobiography but he ended up doing much more. He presents here a full theory of society, state, economy, and culture, and does so almost inadvertently. […]

The Turgot Collection

Introduction by Murray N. Rothbard Anne Robert Jacques Turgot’s career in economics was brief but brilliant, and in every way remarkable. In the first place, he died rather young, and second, the time and energy he devoted to economics was comparatively little. He was a busy man of affairs, born in Paris to a distinguished […]