In this video from 1981, David D. Friedman lists some unresolved problems with libertarianism and also tells some funny stories about Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Ayn Rand. In general, he thinks that libertarians are too confident in their ability to answer all real world problems given the current state of libertarian ethical theory. For anyone interested in the fundamentals of libertarianism, this video will be a lot of fun.
TL;DW: First, he is concerned that there is no pre-defined rule for quantifying the kind and quantity of punishment and restitution that is appropriate in response to crimes. Continue reading
In light of Leonard Liggio‘s recent death, Simon Franek sends along this interview from 1973 which he found in the archives of the recently closed FEE headquarters in New York. In it Leonard Liggio and Murray Rothbard discuss their history in the libertarian movement and their thoughts on non-interventionism.
Here is the full text in PDF. Below is the first page.
Here are some tributes to Liggio from FEE and Reason.
Update: Simon Franek has provided the text below.
This website is inspired by Murray Rothbard’s relentless pursuit of liberty. It is not intended to be just a tribute to him or a repository of his writings, but rather a way to continue to work towards a world in which each person is truly free.