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Rothbard’s History of Thought in Audio

January 5, 2010 by

Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Today the Mises Institute begins to put up the audiobook version of Murray N. Rothbard’s Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (both volumes), read by Jeff Riggenbach.

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Anonymous January 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Any chance of a Man, Economy, and State audiobook in the near future?

Paul Vahur January 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm


j3sus January 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm

awesome!!! thank you!

Jeremiah Dyke January 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Simply Amazing! My mp3 player will be busy for months. I love Jeff Riggenbach’s voice too! Would anyone be willing to lend me the words they would use to describe his voice?

Marc January 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm


Curt Howland January 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm

“the words they would use to describe his voice?”

Cinematic. Could easily become the new LaFontaine.

Paul January 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Jeff Riggenbach rules, and this new project is so f’in awesome! The ‘History’ series is just another testament to Rothbard’s unbelievable scholarly ability, and it is a very rewarding read/listen.

Stephan Kinsella January 6, 2010 at 1:14 am

And don’t forget, a proto-version of Volume 3 also exists in audio form:

As noted in the Mises store entry for Vol. III, The History of Economic Thought: From Marx to Hayek, although he “died before he could write his third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought that would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School,” “he had already mapped out the entire project.” And, it turns out: it’s on tape! “Fortunately, the Mises Institute had Rothbard lecture on his discoveries and analysis of this period while he was researching the topic. The tapes were only recently discovered. We re-mastered them, and put them on a single MP3-CD: nearly seven hours of lectures.”

And, they are also available in free MP3 downloads here.

mushindo January 6, 2010 at 1:35 am

Stephan Kinsella said: ‘And don’t forget, a proto-version of Volume 3 also exists in audio form’…

Which brings me to the question: Is anybody ( preferably a former student of his) working on editing what’s available into a publishable BOOK of volume 3?

My biggest disappointment on acquiring vols 1 and 2 was that it was over before getting into the meat of 20th century . After Rothbard’s savaging of both Smith and Marx, I was dying to see how he would treat the Keynesian, Samuelsonian and Friedmanite schools.

Mike January 6, 2010 at 6:04 am


Would it be possible to let Riggenbach also read the last volume? I find Rothbards voice not always as clear as I would like it to be.

Vanmind January 7, 2010 at 2:44 am

What an outstanding gift to humanity.

Phil January 7, 2010 at 11:02 am


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