Why I Publish Correspondence With Readers of LRC On This Blog

Dear LRC readers: I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but I publish regularly to this blog. Virtually all of my contributions feature a question posed to me by readers of LewRockwell.com, and my responses to them. Here is my policy on such queries that are put to me:

My Policy on LRC

Why do I do this? Why do I fill these electronic pages with such letters and my replies? I respond to all polite queries mainly because I am channeling my mentor, friend, guide, Murray Rothbard. Mr. Libertarian had a voluminous correspondence with people who would ask him questions, or make incisive (and sometimes not incisive) comments about Austrian economics or libertarianism. He would invariably respond. Many are the people who are now fortunate to have a letter to them written by Prof. Rothbard in response to one of their own to him.

The main difference between me and Murray in this regard (always ignoring the quality of our respective responses) is that I live in an epoch in which it is easy to share this correspondence with others, Murray did not. My thought is that if I am sent a good question or challenge, and I spend time fashioning a response, why limit both to just the two of us, me and my correspondent? Other readers of LRC might also be interested in both sides of these correspondences. I hope and trust that in this way I am promoting liberty and good (Austrian) economics.


6:55 pm on July 29, 2017