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    • Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Scholar's Edition

    • By: Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise, Man, Economy, and State, and its complementary text, Power and Market, are here combined into a single audiobook edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Austrian Economics

    • By Greek Samiotis on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Progressive Era

    • By: Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated by: Graham Wright
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rothbard's posthumous masterpiece is the definitive book on the Progressives. It will soon be the must read study of this dreadful time in our past. (from the foreword by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano) The current relationship between the modern state and the economy has its roots in the Progressive Era. (from the introduction by Patrick Newman) In short, the Progressive Era ushered the modern American politico-economic system into being. (from the preface by Murray N. Rothbard)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Details... Oh my God, the details

    • By Russell Herbst on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Human Action

    • A Treatise on Economics
    • By: Ludwig von Mises
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 47 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Human Action is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written. This is the Scholar's Edition: accept no substitute. You will treasure this volume. The Scholar's Edition is the original, unaltered treatise (originally published in 1949) that shaped a generation of Austrians and made possible the intellectual movement that is leading the global charge for free markets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Theory of everything

    • By Jakob on 02-24-15

    Regular price: $17.50

    • 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

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Conceived in Liberty

    • By: Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated by: Floy Lilley
    • Length: 80 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The new single-volume edition of Conceived in Liberty is here! After so many years of having to juggle four volumes, the Mises Institute has finally put it all together in a single book. This makes it easier to listen to and makes clearer just what a contribution this book is to the history of libertarian literature. There's never been a better time to remember the revolutionary and even libertarian roots of the American founding, and there's no better guide to what this means in the narrative of the colonial period than Murray Rothbard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learned more here than 4 yrs of college

    • By Scott on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Theory of Money and Credit

    • By: Ludwig von Mises
    • Narrated by: Jim Vann
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money ever to appear. This classic treatise was the first really great integration of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and it remains the definitive book on the foundations of monetary theory. As Rothbard points out in his introduction to "the best book on money ever written," economists have yet to absorb all its lessons.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II

    • By: Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated by: Matthew Mezinskis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In what is sure to become the standard account, Rothbard traces inflations, banking panics, and money meltdowns from the colonial period through the mid-20th century to show how government's systematic war on sound money is the hidden force behind nearly all major economic calamities in American history. Never has the story of money and banking been told with such rhetorical power and theoretical vigor. You will treasure this volume.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lot to take in.

    • By Jakob on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Mystery of Banking

    • By: Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated by: Jim Vann
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Talk about great timing. Rothbard's extraordinary book unravels the mystery of banking: What is legitimate enterprise and what is a government-backed shell game that can't last? His explanation is clear enough for anyone to follow and yet precise and rigorous enough to be the best textbook for college classes on the topic. This is because its expository clarity - in its history and theory - is essentially unrivaled. Most notably, he uses the T-account method of explaining the relationship between deposits and loans, showing the inherent instability of fractional reserve banking.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Completely incompetent narrator<br />

    • By Lkco on 01-24-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What Has Government Done to Our Money?

    • and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
    • By: Murray N. Rothbard
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Mises Institute is pleased to present this audio edition of Rothbard's most famous monetary essay - the one that has influenced two generations of economists, investors, and business professionals. The Mises Institute has united this book with its natural complement: a detailed reform proposal for a 100 percent gold dollar. "The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar" was written a decade before the last vestiges of the gold standard were abolished.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it's weight in gold

    • By Reuben on 03-09-13

    Regular price: $14.00

    • The Myth of National Defense

    • Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production
    • By: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    • Narrated by: George Pickering
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With 11 chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe it represents an ambitious attempt to extend the idea of free enterprise to the provision of security services. It argues that "national defense" as provided by government is a myth not unlike the myth of socialism itself. It is more viably privatized and replaced by the market provision of security.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century

    • By: Mark Thornton
    • Narrated by: Graham Wright
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Skyscraper Curse is Dr. Mark Thornton's definitive work on booms and busts, and it explains why only Austrian economists really understand them. It makes business cycle theory accessible to a whole new 21st-century audience. And they need it, especially those under 40. Many of the brilliant quants working on Wall Street and at the Fed barely remember the Crash of 2008, much less understand it. But Mark Thornton does, and his book is a warning about overheated equity markets, overinflated housing prices, and clueless central bankers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good read

    • By Mark Moncayo on 02-02-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Case for Gold

    • By: Ron Paul, Lewis Lehrman
    • Narrated by: Jim Vann
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1982, Ron Paul served on the US Gold Commission to evaluate the role of gold in the monetary system. In fact, the Commission was his idea. It was carrying forth a promise made in the Republican platform. Ron couldn't pick the members, so from the beginning, the deck was stacked. The majority was dominated by monetarists, who saw gold as too scarce and paper as just fine. Ron Paul's team was ready, however, with this marvelous minority report.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Short History of Man

    • Progress and Decline
    • By: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline represents nothing less than a sweeping revisionist history of mankind, in a concise and listenable volume. Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe skillfully weaves history, sociology, ethics, and Misesian praxeology to present an alternative - and highly challenging - view of human economic development over the ages. As always, Dr. Hoppe addresses the fundamental questions as only he can.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bad narration for a pretty good book

    • By Jarrod James on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Theory and History

    • An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution (LvMI)
    • By: Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Like F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises moved beyond economics in his later years to address questions regarding the foundation of all social science. But unlike Hayek's attempts, Mises' writings on these matters have received less attention than they deserve. Theory and History, writes Rothbard in his introduction, "remains by far the most neglected masterwork of Mises". Here Mises defends his all-important idea of methodological dualism: one approach to the hard sciences and another for the social sciences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Without This Book, You Are Uneducated

    • By Michael D. Rubin on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Defending the Undefendable

    • By: Walter Block
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Professor Block's book is among the most famous of the great defenses of victimless crimes and controversial economic practices, from profiteering and gouging to bribery and blackmail. However, beneath the surface, this book is also an outstanding work of microeconomic theory that explains the workings of economic forces in everyday events and affairs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stretching My Mind

    • By John on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Free Private Cities: Making Governments Compete For You

    • By: Titus Gebel
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Imagine a system in which a private company offers you protection of life, liberty, and property as a "government service provider". This service includes internal and external security, a legal and regulatory framework, and independent dispute resolution. You pay a contractually fixed fee for these services per year. The government service provider, as the operator of the community, cannot unilaterally change this "citizens' contract" with you later on.

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    • From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

    • A Tale of Moral and Economic Folly and Decay
    • By: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this tour de force essay, Hans-Hermann Hoppe turns the standard account of historical governmental progress on its head. While the state is an evil in all its forms, monarchy is, in many ways, far less pernicious than democracy. Hoppe shows the evolution of government away from aristocracy, through monarchy, and toward the corruption and irresponsibility of democracy to have been identical with the growth of the leviathan state.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An eye opener

    • By Fabio on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short, pragmatic read

    • By Joshua on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Rothbard Reader

    • By: Murray Rothbard
    • Narrated by: Jim Vann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few economists manage to produce a body of work that boasts a serious following 20 years after their deaths. Murray N. Rothbard is a rare exception. More than two decades since his passing, his influence lives on, both in the work of a new generation of social scientists, and among a growing number of the general public. One reason for Rothbard's continuing popularity is his ability to reach across disciplines, and to connect them

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Introduction to libertarianism

    • By Jakob on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Mises Reader Unabridged

    • By: Ludwig von Mises
    • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Ludwig von Mises truly was an intellectual giant among men. He was perhaps the greatest economist of the 20th century and a tireless advocate for political liberalism and laissez-faire. Human Action, his magnum opus, stands among the truly great works of social science. But his work, based on the study of human action, transcends both economics and social theory.  

    Regular price: $24.95

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