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Murray Rothbard
1926 - 1995

Noted economist, S.J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, editor of Journal of Libertarian Studies. A Washington columnist for Faith and Freedom from 1954 to 1956, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1956 and became a consulting economist for the Princeton Panel from 1957 to 1961. In 1962 he published Man, Economy, and State (in two volumes), heralded by Henry Hazlitt as "the most important general treatise on economic principles since Ludwig von Mises' Human Action in 1949." He is also the author of America's Great Depression (1963), Power and Market (1970), and Conceived in Liberty (1975 - 1979) and made significant contributions to serious journals in his field.

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America's Great Depression (2000)
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Ethics of Liberty, The
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Irrepressible Rothbard : The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays of Murray N. Rothbard (2000)
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In sum, freedom can run a monetary system as superbly as it runs the rest of the economy. Contrary to many writers, there is nothing special about money that requires extensive governmental dictation. Here, too, free men will best and most smoothly supply all their economic wants. For money as for all other activities of man, ‘liberty is the mother, not the daughter, of order'.

Only the State obtains its revenue by coercion.

It is easy to be conspicuously compassionate if others are being forced to pay the cost.