About the Course
Murray Rothbard was the most important libertarian theorist of the twentieth century. This course examines his unique synthesis of Austrian economics and individualist anarchism, which has set the agenda for much of the contemporary libertarian movement.
The course covers both Rothbard’s life and works. Students who complete the course will learn how Rothbard arrived at his libertarian views and his main activities in advocating them. Students will gain exposure to his life as a scholar and cover his main contributions to economic theory, political philosophy, and history.
The course is based on readings from Rothbard’s main works and also on Dr. Gordon’s The Essential Rothbard. In addition, Dr. Gordon refers to what he learned from Rothbard in his own conversations with him over many years throughout the course.
All readings for this course are free, available online, and provided to students in a fully hyper-linked syllabus.
Independent study courses are courses that were presented live in the past. These courses are now offered at a discount to anyone who wants to study independently. All courses include lecture recordings, slides, a complete hyper-linked syllabus, automatically-graded quizzes, and a discussion forum. Professors are not available for academic support for these independent study courses.