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Robert LeFevre

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Robert LeFevre (1911–1986) ran the Freedom School and Rampart College, founded in 1957. He had a legendary impact on a whole generation of libertarians. LeFevre's complete audio archives is...

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The Declaration of Independence

British lower classes had a rough time until the Industrial Revolution (1760) made both production and freedom...

Origins of Socialist Thought

"Origins of Socialist Thought" by Robert LeFevre.

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Étienne de la Boétie

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Étienne de La Boétie (1530–1563) is one of the seminal political philosophers, not only as a founder of modern political philosophy in France but also for the timeless relevance of...

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The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

Download the complete audio book. Narrated by Floy Lilley.

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

La Boétie investigates and deconstructs the nature of the state.

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Leonard E. Read

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Leonard E. Read was the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education — the first modern libertarian think tank in the United States — and was largely responsible for the...

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No lo sé
Estos estudiantes de libertad aún no han aprendido a responder honestamente: "No sé, nunca lo sabré, nadie lo sabrá".
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Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human...

Cecil Bohanon

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Perils of Outsourcing

The Chinese "yellow peril" was the late nineteenth century menace. And today, write Cecil Bohanon and T.N. Van Cott...

It Still Doesn't Count

Is the recent election "clear evidence" that your vote counts? Not at all, say two economists. It shows precisely...

Richard W. Rahn

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Bank Secrecy

Repeal the law that ended financial privacy.

Lawrence J. McQuillan

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Lawrence J. McQuillan, PhD, is senior fellow and director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at The Independent Institute (www.independent.org) in Oakland, California.
 

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The Sizzle of Economic Freedom

The price of infringements on economic freedom is substantial, though often not easily or immediately seen by...

The Courage to be Utopian

Liberty lovers must provide a clear picture of future society at which they are aiming which inspires the...

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Mike Reid

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Mike Reid is primus inter pares at Invisible Order, a libertarian publishing-solutions company. He also teaches anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. Follow him on Twitter....

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Seeing Like a State

Government planners developed a particular aesthetic obsession: they were frustrated by the untidy complexity of...

Horrible Schools for the Whole World

Education is a lifelong process of learning, and learning takes place not only in school, but in all areas of life...

Andrew Pack

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Environmental Preservation: A Matter of Property

Environmentalists, it seems, have their own version of the Evenly Rotating Economy (ERE), writes Andrew Packer.

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Robert B. Ekelund

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Robert Ekelund is eminent scholar emeritus at Auburn University. He is author of The Marketplace of Christianity (2006) and Economic Origins of Roman Christianity (2011), and co-author (with Mark Thornton)...

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Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation

What caused the war? Why did the Union defeat the Confederacy? What were the consequences of the War? The premise...

Ludwig H. Mai: A Personal Memoir

Ludwig H. Mai was an amalgam of intellectual influences. Most certainly he was partly an Austrian "fellow traveler...

William Graham Sumner

William Graham Sumner

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William Graham Sumner was one of the founding fathers of American sociology. Although he trained as an Episcopalian clergyman, Sumner went on to teach at Yale University, where he wrote...

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On Liberty, Society, and Politics

Sumner's analysis of the relation between the individual and society is deeper and more sophisticated than is...

A History of American Currency

Sumner's lesson is that paper currency leads to a trap: continued crisis, hyperinflation, or the restoration of...

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