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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/13708/rothbards-memos-marked-strictly-confidential/

Rothbard’s Memos Marked “Strictly Confidential”

August 27, 2010 by

Rothbard’s vast published output does not exhaust his thinking and writing. To the contrary, a large number of important items have never been published. Many of these are reports he wrote for the William Volker Fund. FULL ARTICLE by David Gordon

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MB August 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

And when are we going to see the new edition of “the Logic of Action” aka “Economic Controversies” i believe, which was promise 2-3 years ago…

John B August 28, 2010 at 6:47 am

Anarchism isn’t something one has to achieve, to coerce into being. It is the state of affairs free from control, free from being pushed around.
It almost seems that one is falling into the “controllist”, “governmentalist” trap of the need to do something in order to achieve a state of freedom, instead of simply just stopping trying to organise political and economic systems and simply let the free system of exchange (market) take over.
Perhaps a slogan for libertarianism could be: “Back off!” ?

Franklin August 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Could be.
I was always partial to “Don’t tread on me.” Sorry, much as I want to be cosmopolitan, my Yankee roots bind me to the American experience — some historical and some, no doubt, mythological.

Bruce Koerber August 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm

What Is The True Meaning Of Anarchism?

For most people anarchism is perceived as a negative. In that regard it has the same baggage as ‘capitalism.’ However, in practice they are the same thing, that is, an unhampered free market system with no economic role for government.

What is the role of government then? That depends on how each society decides to protect itself against fraud and violence. There are numerous means to achieve this ends but it is doubtful that any society would choose complete anarchy! That is like saying that human minds would choose chaos instead of order. A deranged individual might but at the societal level moderation would prevail.

Ben Ranson August 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Rothbard is the Jimi Hendrix of economics: Years roll by since his untimely passing, yet, he keeps on publishing great new material!

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