Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

by Leonard Peikoff PREFACE Ayn Rand‘s philosophy has changed thousands of lives, including my own, and has the power to change the course of history. Her views, however, are spread across more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles and speeches. The present book is the first comprehensive statement of her philosophy. I have […]

Without Firing A Single Shot

Voluntaryist Resistance and Societal Defense by Carl Watner In his book review, “Security Without a State,” David Gordon concluded that “The notion that only the [S]tate can provide an adequate defense is but one more statist myth – maybe the most dangerous one of all.” While I heartily endorse this statement, neither its author, nor […]

The Decline and Fall of Gorbachev and the Soviet State

by Yuri N. Maltsev Yuri N. Maltsev, senior fellow of the Mises Institute, worked as an economist on Mikhail Gorbachev‘s economic reform team before emigrating to the United States in 1989. This is his 1992 introduction to Requiem for Marx. Lenin‘s slogan, “Marxism is Almighty Because It Is True,” was displayed practically everywhere in the former Soviet […]

“Repressed Inflation”: The Ailment of the Modern Economy

by Wilhelm Röpke The article is excerpted from Against the Tide. It originally appeared in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June 14 and 15, 1947. Inflation Plus Collectivism Recent experience in many countries enables us to draw the picture of a strange distortion and stasis in economic life and to diagnose an economic ailment that, more and more, is […]

A Biography of Wilhelm Röpke

Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966): Humane Economist by Shawn Ritenour Wilhelm Röpke devoted his scholarly career to combating collectivism in economic, social, and political theory. As a student and proponent of the Austrian School, he contributed to its theoretical structure and political vision, warning of the dangers of political consolidation and underscoring the connection between culture and […]

The Lawless State

by Karl Hess This article was first published as The Lawless State: A Libertarian View of the Status of Liberty. Volume IV, No. 4 in the National Issues Series of Politics, (Constitutional Alliance, 1969). The Nature of Government Government has gone wild. Today, in the land we like to think of as the most free on earth, government […]