Economic treatise by Murray Rothbard published in 1962
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  • Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles is a 1962 book on economics by Murray Rothbard.

    Articles

    Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles [PDF], by Manny Klausner, New York University Law Review, Jun 1963
    Review of Rothbard's economic treatise with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
    "Because economic issues underlie and permeate much of law and politics today, it is imperative that lawyers study and comprehend economics. ... Despite this manifest necessity for economic education as a part of the preparation for the practice of law, such training has been neglected in the curriculum of most American law schools. Serious study of volumes such as Man, Economy, and State could alleviate this problem. "
    How I Became a Libertarian and an Austrian Economist, by Richard Ebeling, 2 May 2016
    Autobiographical essay highlighting the people and events who influenced him in his path to libertarianism and Austrian economics
    "Murray Rothbard's influence was different. I learned a great deal of clear and logical thinking from his writings on Austrian Economics, especially his monumental two-volume treatise, Man, Economy and State, which systematically stated, refined, and advanced the entire corpus of Austrian theory from the conception of human action to the nature and effects of government intervention in the market economy. "
    Reading the Literature of Liberty, by Roy Childs, May 1987
    Childs' selection of "great books", including works by Hazlitt, Bastiat, Rose Wilder Lane, Nock, Ayn Rand, Friedman, Hayek, Rothbard, Mises and Nozick
    "... don't neglect the works that really made Rothbard's reputation as a young man: his treatise Man, Economy, and State is a magnificent contribution both to economics and to political theory, while its sequel, Power and Market launched a full-scale critique of state intervention in the economy."
    Related Topic: Libertarianism
    Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995) | Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, by Brian Doherty, The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, 15 Aug 2008
    Biographical and bibliographical essay
    "The [Volker] fund supported Rothbard's writing of his major economic work, Man, Economy, and State, which he published in 1962. This book was a full exposition of the entire body of economic thinking from first principles ... The book is in the Misesian tradition, building up economics as a deductive science starting from the fact that men act using scarce means to achieve subjectively valued ends. Rothbard's 1970 book, Power and Market, which was originally intended as the final segment of Man, Economy, and State, extended his analysis of the economics of the free market to lay bare the effects of state interference in the workings of the market."

    Reviews

    Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles, by Wendy McElroy, 17 Mar 2012
    "I am jealous of anyone who reads this book for the first time because it is a remarkable adventure that cannot quite be duplicated afterward. ... Readers are taken at a dead trot through the key economic issues that still define our society: monetary theory, antitrust, labor, the lie that is government statistics, taxation, public goods, and the welfare scam in its various manifestations."

    Books

    Man, Economy, and State, by Murray Rothbard, 1962
    Electronic text available at the Ludwig von Mises Institute

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