The History of Economic Thought: From Marx to Hayek (Lecture 1 of 6) by Murray N. Rothbard

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Murray N. Rothbard died before he could write the third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought which would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School. With this six-lecture course, however, the History of Economic Thought is complete. He discusses Menger and the birth of Austrian economics, Mises and his struggles, Hayek and his contemporaries, and the loss of direction to the Austrian school in the 1970s. Rothbard also talks about the rise of the Misesian branch in the 1980s and following. Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) was America’s greatest radical libertarian author — writing authoritatively about ethics, philosophy, economics, American history, and the history of ideas. He presented the most fundamental challenge to the legitimacy of government, and he refined thinking about the self-ownership and non-coercion principles. Biography of Murray N. Rothbard http Links to online books and essays by Murray N. Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State The Ethics of Liberty For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto The Case Against the Fed What Has Government Done to Our Money? America’s Great Depression Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II Power and Market: Government and the

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  1. Gorboduc Says:

    I’ve never thought of the Dark Ages as a “glitch”.

  2. 7beers Says:

    @Ranger4564 Many thanks.

  3. Ranger4564 Says:

    @7beers What’s happening is partly that he’s barking words into a microphone as some people are prone to do. You can try this to see if it makes the words audible. Lower the output volume of the video player, and increase the volume of the speakers / PC / radio. That way, you take a low volume signal and amplify it. The low volume signal has less of the punchiness the recording has, so you can hear more words. Works ok for me sometimes. Turn up the treble also.

  4. KSTCBH23 Says:

    @7beers It is always difficult to understand Murray, because he had a very percussive way of speaking and his syllable spacing is very short. Obviously, this isn’t the best recording, but it helps if you’ve listened to Murray speak many times.

  5. 7beers Says:

    Sadly, I find this impossible to listen to. He swallows every few words, rendering them undecipherable. Truly unfortunate, because I have the feeling that the content is very worth listening to.

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