Our Financiers: Their Ignorance, Usurpations and Frauds

by Lysander Spooner I. THE great battle in Ohio for more money,—by which is here meant the political canvass for the year 1875,—in which the whole country participated, is still worthy of notice, not only because there is doubtless a widespread determination to fight it over again, but also because it affords a ludicrous, but […]

A Biography of Murray Rothbard

Dr. Murray N. Rothbard was an economist, historian, political theorist and from time to time a political activist. Dr. Rothbard spent most of his lifetime within a subway ride from his boyhood home in the Bronx, but as an intellectual traveler he seldom rested for long. In all matters Rothbard went where logic led, sometimes […]

A Biography of Lysander Spooner

The greatest natural rights thinker of the 19th century was the American lawyer and maverick individualist Lysander Spooner. He responded to the tumultuous events of his era, including the Panic of 1837 and the Civil War, with pamphlets about natural rights, slavery, money, trial by jury and other timely subjects. “Lysander Spooner deserves a place […]

Vices Are Not Crimes

By Murray N. Rothbard This article is taken from Murray Rothbard’s introduction to Vices Are Not Crimes: A Vindication of Moral Liberty by Lysander Spooner. We are all indebted to Carl Watner for uncovering an unknown work by the great Lysander Spooner, one that managed to escape the editor of Spooner’s Collected Works. Both the […]