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 TAGS Free Markets Monopoly and Competition Subjectivism Walter BlockThe true test of our commitment to personal liberty doesn't come when we permit others to engage in those peaceable, voluntary acts with which we agree. It comes when we permit others to engage in peaceable, voluntary acts we find offensive. Walter Block's Defending the Undefendable II contains thirty chapters defending behavior that is probably offensive to most Americans, and many that are downright illegal. This book features a foreword by Ron Paul. Narrated by Patrick Smith.Download audio file READ MORE
 TAGS  U.S. History History of the Austrian School of Economics Political Theory Murray N. Rothbard The fifth volume of Conceived in Liberty highlights the most important battle of the American project — one that continues to this day — the conflict between those who want to centralize power, and those who choose to stand to defend the American heritage of liberty. This book features a foreword by Judge Andrew Napolitano, a preface by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, and an introduction by Dr. Patrick Newman. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Author: Murray N. Rothbard Murray N. Rothbard made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He combined Austrian economics with a fervent commitment to individual liberty.Download audio file READ MORE
TAGS  Calculation and Knowledge Interventionism Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe's first treatise in English — actually his first book in English — and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All systems are combinations of those two types. The capitalist model he defines as pure protection of private property, free association, and exchange — no exceptions. All deviations from that ideal are species of socialism, with public ownership and interference with trade.Narrated by Jim Vann.Download audio file READ MORE
TAGS War and Foreign Policy Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security. He argues that the service is better provided by free markets than government, while addressing a hundred counter-arguments. Here we have an important updating of an argument rarely made even in the libertarian tradition.Narrated by Jim Vann.Download audio file READ MORE
 TAGS War and Foreign Policy Interventionism Monopoly and Competition Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe Need the state to provide national defense? Think again, and get ready for a wild intellectual ride. With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe represents an ambitious attempt to extend the idea of free enterprise to the provision of security services. Narrated by George Pickering. Download audio file READ MORE
 TAGS War and Foreign Policy Interventionism Monopoly and Competition Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe Need the state to provide national defense? Think again, and get ready for a wild intellectual ride. With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe represents an ambitious attempt to extend the idea of free enterprise to the provision of security services. Narrated by George Pickering. Download audio file READ MORE
 TAGS  Decentralization and Secession, Free Markets, Private Property Titus Gebel Download audio file  READ MORE
TAGS  Big Government Free Markets Other Schools of Thought Zack Rofer There are many popular myths that are used to try to justify the existence of the state, and also many popular myths about libertarianism and the free market. Zack Rofer's work explodes both sets of myths, and is both a primer for those taking a first look at these topics, as well as a tool for libertarians looking to sharpen their advocacy. Narrated by Jim Vann. Download audio fileREAD MORE
 TAGS  Big Government Political Theory  Louis E. Carabini Advancing social ideas that do not demand obedience or compliance requires far more personal patience than simply forcing others to comply via the political ballot box. The widely held idea that dicta and force can serve a useful purpose will eventually fade into backward thinking in the so-called public sector as it has in the private sector. Time, nature, reason, and the human spirit will see to that. Irrespective of good intentions or the approval by consensus, nature's unrelenting feedback will gradually drive ruling political authorities to extinction.Narrated by Daniel Bennett.Download audio fileREAD MORE
TAGS  Biographies U.S. History War and Foreign Policy Political TheoryMurray N. RothbardAfter World War II, the "Old Right" was derailed by an interventionist group of anti-communist crusaders—and Libertarian ideas went by the wayside. Here, Murray Rothbard tells the sorry tale from the inside.Narrated by Ian Temple.Download audio fileREAD MORE
 TAGS  EducationMurray N. RothbardWhat is it about today's school system that so many find unsatisfactory? Why have generations of reformers failed to improve the educational system, and, indeed, caused it to degenerate further and further into an ever declining level of mediocrity?In this radical and scholarly monograph, Murray N. Rothbard identifies the crucial feature of our educational system that dooms it to fail: at every level, from financing to attendance, the system relies on compulsion instead of voluntary consent. In contrast, a market-based system of schools would adhere to a purely voluntary ethic, financed with private funds, and administered entirely by private enterprise.This audiobook is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. It is narrated by Graham Wright.Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Progressive Era Part 3TAGS  Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. History12/20/2017 Murray N. RothbardRothbard’s power-elite historical analysis shows how big business, big unions, and big government conspired to cartelize industries in order to further their own interests. Programs and agencies started in the Progressive Era have a destructive legacy that has carried on for a century. This audiobook is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Graham Wright.Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Progressive Era Part 2TAGS  Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. History12/20/2017 Murray N. RothbardRothbard’s power-elite historical analysis shows how big business, big unions, and big government conspired to cartelize industries in order to further their own interests. Programs and agencies started in the Progressive Era have a destructive legacy that has carried on for a century. This audiobook is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Graham Wright. Download audio file READ MORE
The Progressive Era Part 1TAGS  Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. History12/20/2017 Murray N. RothbardRothbard’s power-elite historical analysis shows how big business, big unions, and big government conspired to cartelize industries in order to further their own interests. Programs and agencies started in the Progressive Era have a destructive legacy that has carried on for a century. This audiobook is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Graham Wright.Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Theory of Money & Credit Part 2TAGS Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking12/11/2017 Ludwig von MisesMises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. It made Mises's reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economist of his age.Narrated by Jim Vann. This audiobook is also available on Soundcloud and iTunes. The full text is available online here.Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Theory of Money & Credit Part 1TAGS Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking12/11/2017 Ludwig von MisesMises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. It made Mises's reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economist of his age.Narrated by Jim Vann. This audiobook is also available on Soundcloud and iTunes. The full text is available online here. Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Mises Reader Unabridged Part 2TAGS  Austrian Economics Overview04/10/2018 Ludwig von MisesThe Mises Reader is intended to give a taste of the many facets of Mises’s thought in a way that accessibly communicates most of his key contributions to the social sciences. It therefore includes excerpts from his larger and more technically demanding works side-by-side with shorter, more introductory articles and lectures. The finished product is sort of an intelligent person’s guide to the work of Ludwig von Mises. It is especially suitable for those with an interest in Mises, but find jumping right into Human Action, Socialism, or The Theory of Money and Credit rather daunting. The hope is to give the reader a survey of Mises’s insights in a format that nourishes his intellectual soul, while also whetting the appetite for his larger corpus of work. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger.Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Mises Reader Unabridged Part 1TAGS  Austrian Economics Overview04/10/2018 Ludwig von MisesThe Mises Reader is intended to give a taste of the many facets of Mises’s thought in a way that accessibly communicates most of his key contributions to the social sciences. It therefore includes excerpts from his larger and more technically demanding works side-by-side with shorter, more introductory articles and lectures. The finished product is sort of an intelligent person’s guide to the work of Ludwig von Mises. It is especially suitable for those with an interest in Mises, but find jumping right into Human Action, Socialism, or The Theory of Money and Credit rather daunting. The hope is to give the reader a survey of Mises’s insights in a format that nourishes his intellectual soul, while also whetting the appetite for his larger corpus of work. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger.Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Case for GoldTAGS The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard01/04/2018Ron PaulThe Case for Gold covers the history of gold in the United States, explains that its breakdown was caused by governments, and explains the merit of having sound money: prices reflect market realities, government stays in check, and the people retain their freedom. Narrated by Jim Vann.Download audio fileREAD MORE
The Skyscraper CurseTAGS Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. Economy08/09/2018 Mark ThorntonMark Thornton's definitive work on booms and busts. His now-infamous Skyscraper Index theory draws the connection between loose monetary policy, artificially low interest rates, and vanity construction projects.This audiobook is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Graham Wright.Download audio fileREAD MORE
Mises in AmericaTAGS BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics04/20/2018 William H. PetersonThe great essayist and economist pens a tribute to his colleague and teacher. Dr. Peterson knew Dr. Mises well. Both were professors at New York University. In this monograph, he describes his temperament and personality as well as his scholarly contributions — all in Peterson's legendary style. It is a fascinating portrait and moving tribute to a master.Narrated by Jim Vann. Text version is available here.Download audio fileREAD MORE
Individualism: A ReaderGeorge H. Smith and Marilyn MooreIndividualism: A Reader, part of the Libertarianism.org Readers series, provides a wealth of illuminating essays from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. In 26 selections from 25 writers individualism is explained and defended, often from unusual perspectives.The Libertarianism.org Readers series provides an introduction to the major ideas and thinkers in the libertarian tradition.Individualism is one of most criticized and least understood ideas in social and political thought. Is individualism the ability to act independently amidst a web of social forces? A vital element of personal liberty and a shield against conformity? Does it lead to or away from unifying individuals with communities?Individualism: A Reader provides a wealth of illuminating essays from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. In 26 selections from 25 writers individualism is explained and defended, often from unusual perspectives. This anthology includes not only selections from well-known writers, but also many lesser-known pieces—reprinted here for the first time—by philosophers, social theorists, and economists who have been overlooked in standard accounts of individualism. The depth and complexity of ideas about individualism are reflected in the six sections in this collection. The first examines individuality generally, with the following five detailing social, moral, political, religious, and economic individualism. Throughout, individualism is analyzed and defended through the lenses of classical liberalism, free-market libertarianism, individual anarchism, voluntary socialism, religious individualism, abolitionism, free thought, and radical feminism. Both richly historical and sharply contemporary, Individualism: A Reader provides a multitude of perspectives and insights on personal liberty and the history of freedom.Download audio fileREAD MORE
Political Philosophy: An Introductionby Jason Brennan A short introduction to the basic ideas and principles of political philosophy.Most political debate is superficial. Just turn on cable news. Philosophy is for people who want to understand the deep questions. The goal of political philosophy is to determine the standards by which we judge different institutions good or bad, just or unjust.Some people might think they don’t have much need of political philosophy: “Who case about wishy-washy obtuse notions of justice? I’m a pragmatist. I just want to know what works.” But this isn’t a way of avoiding political philosophy; it’s a way of being dogmatic about it. Before we can just do “what works,” we have to know what counts as working.This book serves as an introduction to some of the major theories of justice, to the arguments philosophers have made for and against these theories, and, ultimately, to how to be more thoughtful and rigorous in your own thinking.Download audio fileREAD MORE
Science, Technology, and GovernmentTAGS Big Government Free Markets InterventionismMurray N. RothbardIn this brilliant monograph 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.Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Download audio fileREAD MORE
When someone looks out at the world and sees all manner of suffering and injustice, stretching back for thousands of years and continuing today, he invariably blames such problems on someone else's hatred, greed, or stupidity. Rarely will someone consider the possibility that his own belief system is the cause of the pain and suffering he sees around him.But in most cases, it is.The root cause of most of society's ills--the main source of man's inhumanity to man--is neither malice nor negligence, but a mere superstition--an unquestioned assumption which has been accepted on faith by nearly everyone, of all ages, races, religions, education and income levels. If people were to recognize that one belief for what it is--an utterly irrational, self-contradictory, and horribly destructive myth--most of the violence, oppression and injustice in the world would cease. But that will happen only when people dare to honestly and objectively re-examine their belief systems."The Most Dangerous Superstition" exposes the myth for what it is, showing how nearly everyone, as a result of one particular unquestioned assumption, is directly contributing to violence and oppression without even realizing it. If you imagine yourself to be a compassionate, peace-loving, civilized human being, you must read this book.http://www.larkenrose.com/store/books/2019-the-most-dangerous-superstition.htmlAudiobook by Chapter Download audio file
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