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, […]