Bibliography on Austro-Libertarianism

From: Thomas Adams

Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 5:16 PM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Austro-Libertarian reading list?

Dear Professor Block,

I am aware of your work through the Mises Institute and have particularly enjoyed many of your speeches, debates, and interviews on YouTube; it is refreshing to see someone willing to unflinchingly challenge various hallowed socialist policies such as the minimum wage etc.

I am writing to you because I am self-educating myself in Austrian economics, and libertarian political philosophy: I have so far read Atlas Shrugged, Economics in One Lesson, and Anatomy of the State by Rothbard, and I’ve been looking for some kind of Austro-Libertarian recommended reading list online, in order that I might use it to orient my studies. I currently possess Rothbard’s ‘Man, Economy and State with Power and Market’ but I’m worried that it may be a little too advanced for me at this early stage so I’m looking for some intermediary works.

Do you know if anyone has ever put together such a basic graduated list? If so I would be much obliged if you could provide me with a link! If not, perhaps you could suggest a couple of titles in each of these two areas of libertarian theory?

I’ve no doubt that you are very busy and so I thank you in advance for taking the time to read my mail!

Best Regards,

Thomas Adams.

Dear Thomas:

Please tell me your age, schooling, where you live, etc.

Rothbard, Murray N. 1973. For a New Liberty, Macmillan, New York;  http://www.mises.org/rothbard/newliberty.asp

Rothbard, Murray N. 1998 [1982]. The Ethics of Liberty, New York: New York  University Press. http://www.mises.org/rothbard/ethics/ethics.asp

Rothbard, Murray N. 1982. “Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution,” Cato  Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring; reprinted in Economics and the Environment:

A Reconciliation, Walter E. Block , ed., Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1990,  pp. 233-279; http://mises.org/story/2120;  http://www.mises.org/rothbard/lawproperty.pdf

Bergland, 1986; Block, 2008, 2013; Hoppe, 1993; Huebert, 2010; Narveson,1988; Nozick, 1974; Rockwell, 2014; Rothbard, 1973, 1978; Woods, 2013; Woolridge, 1970

Bergland, David. 1986. Libertarianism In One Lesson. Orpheus Publications.

Block, Walter E. 2008 [1976]. Defending the Undefendable. Auburn, AL: The Mises Institute; available for free here: http://mises.org/books/defending.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2013. Defending the Undefendable II: Freedom in all realms; Mises Institute, Auburn Al; Terra Libertas Publishing House; isbn: 978-1-908089-37-3; http://store.mises.org/Defending-the-Undefendable-2-P10932.aspxhttp://www.amazon.com/Defending-Undefendable-II-Freedom-Realms/dp/1908089377/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379098357&sr=8-1&keywords=freedom+in+all+realmshttp://www.amazon.com/Defending-Undefendable-II-Freedom-Realms/dp/1908089377/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380679730&sr=1-2; isbn: 9781908089373; http://terralibertas.com/products/defending-the-undefendable-ii-freedom-in-all-realms-hardcoverhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/12/robert-wenzel/top-book-picks-of-2013/http://www.amazon.co.uk/Defending-Undefendable-II-Freedom-Realms/dp/1908089377/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387741833&sr=1-1&keywords=Defending+the+Undefendable+II%3A+Freedom+in+All+Realmshttp://www.librarialibertas.com/economie/defending-the-undefendable-ii-freedom-in-all-realms-hardcover.htmlhttp://mises.org/daily/6624/Walter-Block-Is-Still-Defending-the-Undefendablehttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/mark-thornton/still-defending-the-undefendable/http://mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae17_1_6.pdf;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1908089377; file:///C:/Users/WBlock/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/6I1PKZ08/defending-II-paperback.pdf

Hazlitt, Henry. 2008 [1946]. Economics in One Lesson. Auburn, AL: Mises Institute; http://mises.org/books/economics_in_one_lesson_hazlitt.pdf

Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. 1993. The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy, Boston: Kluwer

Huebert, Jacob. 2010. Libertarianism Today. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger

(Block, Walter E. 2010. “Review of Huebert’s Libertarianism Today,” Libertarian Papers,

http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/19-block-review-of-hueberts-libertarianism-today/)

Narveson, Jan. 1988. The Libertarian Idea. Philadelphia: Temple University Press

Nozick, Robert. 1974. Anarchy, State and Utopia, New York: Basic Books

Rand, Ayn. 1957. Atlas Shrugged, New York, NY: Random House.

Rockwell, Jr., Llewellyn H. 2014. “What Libertarianism Is, and Isn’t.” March 31; https://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/03/lew-rockwell/what-libertarianism-is-and-isnt/

Rothbard, Murray N. 1973. For a New Liberty, Macmillan, New York; http://www.mises.org/rothbard/newliberty.asp

Rothbard, Murray N. 1998 [1982]. The Ethics of Liberty, New York: New York University Press. http://www.mises.org/rothbard/ethics/ethics.asp

Woods, Tom. 2013. “The Question Libertarians Just Can’t Answer.” June 5; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/woods/woods237.html

Woolridge, William C. 1970. Uncle Sam the Monopoly Man, New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House

Bergland, 1986; Block, 2008, 2009; Hoppe, 1993; Huebert, 2010; Kinsella, 1995, 1996; Narveson, 1988; Nozick, 1974; Rothbard, 1973, 1978, 1982; Woolridge, 1970

Bergland, David. 1986. Libertarianism In One Lesson. Orpheus Publications.

Block, Walter E. 2008 [1976]. Defending the Undefendable. Auburn, AL: The Mises Institute; available for free here: http://mises.org/books/defending.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2009. The Privatization of Roads and Highways: Human and Economic Factors; Auburn, AL: The Mises Institute; http://www.amazon.com/Privatization-Roads-And-Highways-Factors/dp/1279887303/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336605800&sr=1-1; available for free here: http://mises.org/books/roads_web.pdf

Hazlitt, Henry. 2008 [1946]. Economics in One Lesson. Auburn, AL: Mises Institute; http://mises.org/books/economics_in_one_lesson_hazlitt.pdf

Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. 1993. The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy, Boston: Kluwer

Huebert, Jacob. 2010. Libertarianism Today. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger

Block, Walter E. 2010. “Review of Huebert’s Libertarianism Today,” Libertarian Papers, http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/19-block-review-of-hueberts-libertarianism-today/

Kinsella, Stephan. 1995. “Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society,” 11 Journal of Libertarian Studies 132 Summer

Kinsella, Stephan N. 1996.  “New Rationalist Directions in Libertarian Rights Theory,” 12:2 J. Libertarian Studies 313 326, Fall; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/12_2/12_2_5.pdf

Narveson, Jan. 1988. The Libertarian Idea. Philadelphia: Temple University Press

Nozick, Robert. 1974. Anarchy, State and Utopia, New York: Basic Books

Rand, Ayn. 1957. Atlas Shrugged, New York, NY: Random House.

Rothbard, Murray N. 1973. For a New Liberty, Macmillan, New York; http://www.mises.org/rothbard/newliberty.asp

Rothbard, Murray N. 1998 [1982]. The Ethics of Liberty, New York: New York University Press. http://www.mises.org/rothbard/ethics/ethics.asp

Woolridge, William C. 1970. Uncle Sam the Monopoly Man, New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House

Best regards,

Walter

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