This is the famous speech by Murray N. Rothbard given in the days following the collapse of the Soviet empire. His exuberance is palpable has he explains the meaning of it all for the place of liberty in the history of civilization.
A prolific author and Austrian economist, Murray Rothbard promoted a form of free-market anarchism he called “anarcho-capitalism.”In this talk, given at the 1981 National Libertarian Party Convention, Rothbard tells the story of how he came to learn about economics and libertarianism as he grew up in the Bronx and attended Columbia University in the 1930s and 40s. He reminisces about meeting Frank Chodorov, Baldy Harper, George Stigler and Ludwig von Mises, and takes a number of audience questions.
A prolific author and Austrian economist, Murray Rothbard promoted a form of free-market anarchism he called “anarcho-capitalism.”
In this video from the first Libertarian International World Libertarian Convention in 1982 in Zurich, Switzerland,
Rothbard gives a lecture on what he identified as the six stages of building an independent libertarian (or any philosophical) movement in a region.
Rothbard identifies possible growing pains associated with the growing popularity of libertarianism but ultimately concludes that such risks are necessary because:
“Libertarians, it seems to me, are not content with contemplating justice, contemplating truth, goodness and beauty, we’re not playing intellectual games — we mean to change the world. We want to put this thing into reality.”
Lecture presented by Murray N. Rothbard at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s “Keynes and Keynesianism” seminar; Harvard Square, Massachusetts, April 28-29, 1989.
Playlist link for complete lecture seminar: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3EC8CD709FD7A9CB
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Lecture presented by Murray N. Rothbard at the “Second Annual Advanced Instructional Conference in Austrian Economics” at Stanford University; June 25 – July 2, 1988. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.