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4_smiling_murrayRothbard.com is a website dedicated to the pursuit of liberty, in the tradition of Murray Rothbard.

Murray Rothbard was the 20th century economist who fathered the modern libertarian movement. He combined the economic work of Ludwig von Mises with uncompromising libertarianism to create an incredibly compelling political theory. Namely, that each person should be free to live their lives however they please, so long as they do not interfere with the lives of others.

This non-aggression principle is the core of libertarianism and, applied consistently, places libertarians firmly against the arbitrary will of government. It also leads to a free market economy that produces scientific advancement and high standards of living. Thus Rothbard dubbed his system anarcho-capitalism.

Ever since, anarcho-capitalists have been fighting to protect people from government interference in their lives, be it taxation, regulation, imprisonment, or democide.

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  1. walter block

    “Michael J. Sandel‘s book Justice, is a worthwhile read for anarcho-capitalists who have already read the greats in their own tradition: Murray Rothbard, David Friedman,”

    but Murray was bitterly critical of David:

    Rothbard, Murray N. 1977. “Do you hate the state?” The Libertarian Forum, Vol. 10, No. 7, July; http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard75.html
    “…there is no sign that David Friedman in any sense hates the existing American State or the State per se, hates it deep in his belly as a predatory gang of robbers, enslavers, and murderers. No, there is simply the cool conviction that anarchism would be the best of all possible worlds, but that our current set-up is pretty far up with it in desirability. For there is no sense in Friedman that the State – any State – is a predatory gang of criminals.”

    how about, instead, the greats in their own tradition: Murray Rothbard, Hans Hoppe,”

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