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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/13966/rothbards-personal-copy-of-the-general-theory/

Rothbard’s Personal Copy of The General Theory

September 21, 2010 by

Pictures taken from the Murray N Rothbard Collection located at Mises Library (courtesy of Dante Bayona)


North September 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I love the “NO!?”

but did I also read “Poo”?

What are the chance of having this book scanned in high quality like Google Books does? Being able to “see” the thought process of someone as remarkable as Rothbard would be extremely valuable!

Tristan Band September 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

He wrote “Foo!”

Joseph O September 22, 2010 at 3:01 am

If thats an F I will eat my hat!

I have really bad hand writing and any body that tried to use example math problems from me and school would always get pissed b/c they couldn’t decipher my 3 and 5. I could by looking at the stops, starts, and sweeps. MNR clearly has 1 vertical line with one rounded sweep. Its either a D or a P.

Socrates September 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Amazing artifact. I like the idea of scanning it as well.

And for the record, I totally read “Poo!” too.

Renaud Fillieule September 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Very interesting! I would also like to see the annotated copy of Hayek’s ‘Prices and Production’ by a notable Keynesian (I very much doubt that any Keynesian ever annotated, or even read, a copy of ‘Human Action’)…

Bill G September 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm

The handwriting is too hard to read!

Bruce Koerber September 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm

To the powerful and perceptive mind of Rothbard Keynes’ General Theory must have seemd like a poorly written satire by a buffoon.

Matthew Alexander September 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Awesome! I wish I could read some of the longer notes. His handwriting was as bad as mine is.

Ryan September 22, 2010 at 1:13 am

I often daydream of reading books and daily news articles with the mind of Mises or Rothbard. Being able to on-the-fly tear apart every flaw and fallacy.

Vanmind September 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm



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