Economic treatise by Murray Rothbard published in 1962


Man, Economy, and State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles, first published in 1962, is a book on economics by Murray Rothbard, and is one of the most important books in the Austrian School of economics (others are Ludwig von Mises' The Theory of Money and Credit and Human Action). Economist Walter Block has described this volume as 'excruciatingly brilliant.' Wendy McElroy credits the book as being 'solely responsible for turning [her] from the advocacy of limited government to a lifetime of work within the individualist-anarchist tradition.' When originally published in 1962, the final eight chapters were removed for political reasons; these were finally published as Power and Market in 1970. The 2004 edition published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute combines both books in a single volume. This book provides a discussion of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. ..."


Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles [PDF], by Manuel S. '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 M. 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 A. Childs, Jr., 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


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."


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