Economics and Moral Courage

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. It must be really painful to be an economist of the mainstream today, or, at least, it should smart to some extent. In a financial and economic calamity of the current scale, people naturally want to know who issued the warnings about the real estate bubble and its likely aftermath. When […]

The Libertarian Paradox

July 25, 2013 by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. As libertarians attempt to persuade others of their position, they encounter an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the libertarian message is simple. It involves moral premises and intuitions that in principle are shared by virtually everyone, including children. Do not hurt anyone. Do not steal from anyone. […]

A Biography of Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Llewellyn (Lew) H. Rockwell, Jr. is one of America’s leading libertarian political commentators, writers, activists and proponents of the Austrian School of Economics, which is today the major opponent to the failing Keynesian big government policies followed by the US government today. In December 1981, Ludwig von Mises’s widow, Margit, gave her approval to Lew Rockwell to found […]

Freedom Under Siege

Foreword Every American who cares about liberty owes a debt to Ron Paul. From his first run for Congress in 1974 through his gallant try for the Senate in 1984 to his present campaign as Presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, Ron Paul has been an outstanding leader for freedom. I had the privilege of working as Dr. […]

What If Public Schools Were Abolished?

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. April 5, 2008 In American culture, public schools are praised in public and criticized in private, which is roughly the opposite of how we tend to treat large-scale enterprises like Wal-Mart. In public, everyone says that Wal-Mart is awful, filled with shoddy foreign products and exploiting workers. But in private, […]

The Freedom of Association

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. June 1, 2010 It seems incredible that in the last days, a fundamental right of the whole of humanity, the freedom of association, has been denounced by the New York Times and all major opinion sources, even as a national political figure was reluctant to defend his own statements in […]

The Power Elite Rips You Off

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. August 27, 2011 It should be obvious to everyone but the most dedicated adherent of Keynesianism that the stimulus did not accomplish its end. The combination of outright spending by Congress, the desperate schemes to reflate the housing market, the attempt to transfuse bleeding firms with other people’s money, and […]

Seeing the Unseen

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. January 1, 2008 Even now, people think nothing of professing their attachment to socialist ideology at cocktail parties, at restaurants serving abundant foods, and lounging in the fanciest apartments and homes that mankind has ever enjoyed. Yes, it is still fashionable to be a socialist, and — in some circles […]