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Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 5. Protestants and Catholics (continued)

5. Protestants and Catholics (continued) Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 5. Protestants and Catholics (continued 2)

5. Protestants and Catholics (continued 2) Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 5. Protestants and Catholics

5. Protestants and Catholics Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 4. The Late Spanish Scholastics (continued)

4. The Late Spanish Scholastics (continued) Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 4. The Late Spanish Scholastics

4. The Late Spanish Scholastics Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 3. From Middle Ages to Renaissance (continued)

3. From Middle Ages to Renaissance (continued) Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 3. From Middle Ages to Renaissance

3. From Middle Ages to Renaissance Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 2. The Christian Middle Ages (continued)

2. The Christian Middle Ages (continued) Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 2. The Christian Middle Ages

2. The Christian Middle Ages Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 1. The First Philosopher-Economists: the Greeks (continued)

1. The First Philosopher-Economists: the Greeks (continued) Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 1. The First Philosopher-Economists: the Greeks

1. The First Philosopher-Economists: the Greeks Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Introduction

Introduction Various Artists Economic Thought Before Adam Smith

Murray N. Rothbard Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Price Controls: Case Studies (video)

Joseph T. Salerno Thursday, June 15, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Road to Serfdom

Finally, here is an edition of Road to Serfdom that does justice to its monumental status in the history of liberty. It contains a foreword by the editor of the Hayek Collected Works, Bruce Caldwell. Caldwell has added helpful explanatory notes and citation corrections, among other improvements. For this reason, the publisher decided to call this "the definitive edition." It truly is.

This spell-binding book is a classic in the history of liberal ideas. It was singularly responsible for launching an important debate on the relationship between political and economic freedom. It made the author a world-famous intellectual. It set a new standard for what it means to be a dissident intellectual. It warned of a new form of despotism enacted in the name of liberation. And though it appeared in 1944, it continues to have a remarkable impact. No one can consider himself well-schooled in modern political ideas without having absorbed its lessons.

What F.A. Hayek saw, and what most all his contemporaries missed, was that every step away from the free market and toward government planning represented a compromise of human freedom generally and a step toward a form of dictatorship--and this is true in all times and places. He demonstrated this against every claim that government control was really only a means of increasing social well-being. Hayek said that government planning would make society less liveable, more brutal, more despotic. Socialism in all its forms is contrary to freedom.

Nazism, he wrote, is not different in kind from Communism. Further, he showed that the very forms of government that England and America were supposedly fighting abroad were being enacted at home, if under a different guise. Further steps down this road, he said, can only end in the abolition of effective liberty for everyone.

Capitalism, he wrote, is the only system of economics compatible with human dignity, prosperity, and liberty. To the extent we move away from that system, we empower the worst people in society to manage what they do not understand.

The beauty of this book is not only in its analytics but in its style, which is unrelenting and passionate. Even today, the book remains a source of controversy. Socialists who imagine themselves to be against dictatorship cannot abide his argument, and they never stop attempting to refute it.

Misesians might find themselves disappointed that Hayek did not go far enough, and made too many compromises in the course of his argument. Even so, anyone who loves liberty cannot but feel a sense of gratitude that this book exists and remains an important part of the debate today.

The Mises Institute was honored that Hayek served as a founding member of our board of advisers, and is very pleased to offer this book again to a world that desperately needs to hear its message.

Friedrich A. Hayek Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.

Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary new film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.

Alan Greenspan is not, we're told, happy about this 42-minute blockbuster. Watch it, and you'll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating. This movie could change America.

(NTSC format for DVD) or (NTSC format for US VCRs)

Mises Institute Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Founding of The Federal Reserve

Recorded in Houston, Texas; October 27, 1984. [1:04:58]

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Founding of The Federal Reserve

Recorded in Houston, Texas; October 27, 1984. [1:04:58]

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Biggest Lies about Recessions and War

Mark Thornton talks about the Biggest Lies about Recessions and War, at the Prosperity, War & Depression seminar.

Mark Thornton Monday, March 01, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Myth of US Government Benevolence

Joseph R. Stromberg discusses the Myth of US Government Benevolence at the Prosperity,  War & Depression seminar.

Joseph R. Stromberg Monday, March 01, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Hayek and His Lamentable Contemporaries

The final lecture in a series of six on the History of Economic Thought. [1:07:46]

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, January 12, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Mises and Austrian Economics

The fifth in a series of six lectures on the History of Economic Thought. [56:38]

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, January 12, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Menger and Böhm-Bawerk

The fourth in a series of six lectures on the History of Economic Thought. [1:11:37]

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, January 12, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Pre-Austrians

The third in a series of six lectures on the History of Economic Thought. [1:11:55]

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, January 12, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Ideology and Theories of History

The first in a series of six lectures on the History of Economic Thought. [1:06:34]

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, January 12, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Emergence of Communism

The second in a series of six lectures on the History of Economic Thought. [1:11:47]

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, January 12, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Mercantilism as the Economic Aspect of Absolutism

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, May 06, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Jean Bodin: Apex of Absolutist Thought in France

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 29, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Skeptic as Absolutist: Michel de Montaigne

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 22, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Price Controls: Case Studies

Price Controls: Case Studies Joseph T. Salerno Introduction to Austrian Economic Analysis

Joseph T. Salerno Thursday, June 15, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Price Controls: Case Studies

Price Controls: Case Studies Joseph T. Salerno Introduction to Austrian Economic Analysis

Joseph T. Salerno Thursday, June 15, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Bank Failures: Then and Now

Bank Failures: Then and Now Various Artists Depression, Monetary Destruction, and the Path to Sound Money

Doug French Monday, October 05, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 10. The Second Bank of the United States, 1816-1833

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 15, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 9. The War of 1812 and Its Aftermath

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 15, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 8. The First Bank of the United States, 1791-1811

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 15, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 7. The United States: Bimetallic Coinage

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 15, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 6. The Bank of North America

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 15, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Giovanni Botero: The First Malthusian

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 15, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 5. Revolutionary War Finance

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 4. Private Bank Notes

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 3. Government Paper Money

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 1. The History of Money and Banking Before the Twentieth Century

From 'A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II'. Read by Matthew Mezinskis.

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Who Was Niccolò Machiavelli?

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, April 09, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Absolutist Thought in Italy

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, April 01, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Religious Radicalism and Absolutist Moderation in 16th-Century France

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, March 25, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Salmasius: High-Water Mark of Early-Modern Interest Theory

This audio version of the Mises Daily was read by Jeff Riggenbach. Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Gold, Peace, and Prosperity

Revised Pocket Edition! The second edition of Gold, Peace, and Prosperity is just 4.25" x .4" x 7 " in size. Truly portable and available at volume discounts. The book has been newly type set and all images updated. This is the perfect handout for education of the gold standard.

The book is a quick read that covers the whole history of monetary destruction, providing information that most people have never heard or thought about. In that sense, it is the perfect conversation starter, and it could inspire more reading and activism for sound money.

We produced this beautiful edition for the broadest distribution - an effort to popularize and universalize the cause of sound money.

Author Ron Paul has been the leading champion of sound money in the Congress. He explains why sound money has meant the gold standard. The monograph is written in the clearest possible terms with the goal of explaining the basics of paper money and its effects of inflation, business cycles, and government growth.

He maps out a plan to bring about a dollar that is as good as gold, one that would be protected against manipulation by government and central bankers. Part of that strategy is the minting of a new gold one but the more far-reaching plan involves a redefinition of the dollar and complete monetary competition. This monograph first appeared in 1981, and it has been in wide distribution ever since. But we've never had an edition this beautiful, this affordable, and this handy.

Second Edition
Foreword by Henry Hazlitt
Preface by Murray Rothbard

Ron Paul Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Politics and the Power Elite

Presented in Fall 1986 at New York Polytechnic University. Recorded by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

Murray N. Rothbard Monday, January 18, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Great Cooperation

Presented in Fall 1986 at New York Polytechnic University. Recorded by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

Murray N. Rothbard Monday, January 18, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Woodrow Wilson and World War I

Presented in Fall 1986 at New York Polytechnic University. Recorded by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

Murray N. Rothbard Monday, January 18, 2010
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