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  • Science, Technology, and Government

  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this previously unpublished manuscript, found in the Rothbard Archives, Rothbard deftly turns the tables on the supporters of big government and their mandate for control of research and development in all areas of the hard sciences. What R&D should be encouraged and funded, what inventions should be supported, and what areas should be given research grants, etc.? These decisions can be decided only by markets unburdened by government meddling and intervention.

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  • Short, pragmatic read

  • By Joshua on 01-17-19

Short, pragmatic read

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Reviewed: 01-17-19

A surprisingly thorough look at the mechanisms of technological discovery, innovation, and research. Rothbard shows effectively that the rightful source of funding for these endeavors is the free market, not government. Furthermore, he artfully illustrates that where there is no corresponding rise in offered wages, there can be no true shortage of scientists.

  • Economics in One Lesson

  • By: Henry Hazlitt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New to Economics? Start here!

  • By Ferg Merkl on 10-12-07

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 01-17-19

In a more concise fashion than Rothbard, Hazlitt provides a thorough introduction to the basic concepts of economics and gives effective arguments against the most detrimental Keynesian fallacies. Highly recommended.

  • For a New Liberty

  • The Libertarian Manifesto
  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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In For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people. Libertarianism is Rothbard's radical alternative that says state power is unworkable and immoral, and ought to be curbed and finally overthrown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a Ron Paul Libertarian but this is a good

  • By monte reed on 03-20-12

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 11-13-18

Starting with the philosophy of self-ownership and private property rights, Rothbard builds a brilliant case for the freedom of humankind. He provides countless examples of the harms of state intervention--right and left--and expounds upon the benefits that result when communities and economies are allowed to be free. Truly a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of philosophy, policy, and human behavior.