Human beings, each considered as a single actor within society
  • Raico, Ralph - American professor of history
  • Raimondo, Justin - Editorial director of Antiwar.com
  • Rand, Ayn - Objectivist philosopher, novelist
  • Ravenal, Earl - Professor emeritus of International Relations at Georgetown University
  • Read, Leonard - Founder of The Foundation for Economic Education
  • Reagan, Ronald - Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
  • Reed, Lawrence - President of the Foundation for Economic Education, President Emeritus of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  • Reisman, George - Professor of economics, author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
  • Ricardo, David - 18th/19th century British economist
  • Rich, Andrea - Former owner of Laissez Faire Books
  • Richman, Sheldon - Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
  • Riggenbach, Jeff - Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
  • Ringer, Robert - Best selling author (Winning Through Intimidation, Looking Out for #1)
  • Roberts, Paul Craig - Economist, columnist
  • Rockwell, Lew - President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
  • Rodgers, T. J. - Co-founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
  • Rogers, Jim - Founder with George Soros of the Quantum Fund
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. - Thirty-second President of the United States
  • Röpke, Wilhelm - 20th century German economist
  • Rosenthal, Daniel M. - Investment author, editor of the Silver & Gold Report
  • Rothbard, Murray - Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
  • Ruwart, Mary - Pharmaceutical research scientist, author of Healing Our World, 2008 LP presidential aspirant