Freeman

September 2012

Volume 62, 2012

Stephen Davies explains why most accounts of Europe's troubles get it wrong; Robert Murphy lays out the reasons why Murray Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State remains powerful 50 years after its publication; Wendy McElroy tells the story of an early women's rights pioneer; Robert Higgs explodes another myth about World War II; and much, much more. 


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Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State at 50

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1962 publication of Murray Rothbard's grand treatise, Man, Economy, and State (MES). I was humbled when asked to write an appreciation of this indispensable work of Austrian economics.

Progressives’ Misrepresentation of Free-Market Economics Explained

AUGUST 24, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The economy is in a ditch;
Government has proven itself impotent;

Herbert Spencer

AUGUST 29, 2012 by WENDY MCELROY
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