Informal group of friends of Murray Rothbard in the early 1950s, named after the nineteenth century French economist
Frédéric Bastiat

Members

Ronald Hamowy
Robert Hessen
Leonard Liggio
Ralph Raico
George Reisman
Murray Rothbard

Articles

Ralph Raico, RIP, by Jim Powell, 16 Dec 2016
Memorial and biographical note, including short bibliography
"Ralph attended the Bronx High School of Science, earned a B.A. at the City College of New York, and joined the New York libertarian underground during the 1950s. His friends included Ronald Hamowy, Leonard Liggio, George Reisman, Robert Hessen, and other eager students of liberty. For a while, Ralph and his group, calling themselves the 'Circle Bastiat,' met for discussions with Ayn Rand's group, 'the Collective.' Ludwig von Mises invited Ralph to attend his graduate seminars at New York University. Ralph became a close friend of Murray and Joey Rothbard."

Audio

Memoirs of Hayek in Chicago and Rothbard in New York, by Ralph Raico, 1 Aug 2005
Lecture given at Mises University 2005, Raico reminisces about Murray Rothbard, the forming of the Circle Bastiat, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek and many others in the 1950s and early 1960s