For a New Liberty
- The Libertarian Manifesto
- Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
- Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 13-10-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Rothbard poured a lifetime of research and all his intellectual energy into this project, and he succeeded in writing a classic. He shows that the state creates social and economic problems and then further intervenes to make these problems worse than ever - while increasing its power at the expense of everyone else. He is particularly good at highlighting who really benefits from government regulation: usually it is the largest corporations who are attempting to rig the game in their favor. The book is still regarded as "dangerous" percisely because, once the exposure to Rothbardianism takes place, no other book on politics, economics, history, or sociology can be read the same way again.
Regular price: £13.59
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £13.59
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By monte reed on 20-03-12
I'm a Ron Paul Libertarian but this is a good
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I'm a Ron Paul Libertarian but this is a good listen for anyone wanting to know more about libertarian beliefs. It was first written in 1978 so some material is old but it all still apply today.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Jeremy on 19-04-13
Best summation of Libertarian thought I have read.
Would you listen to For a New Liberty again? Why?
While I don't agree with 100% of the material, I do agree with almost all of it. What I like most is the fluid way in which the author links all of the seemingly disparate subjects and underlies the libertarian argument with principal rather than prescription. Highly recommend if you are interested in something other than Right vs Left, Conservative vs Liberal, or Republican vs Democrat. Both political parties are just 2 breed of fox trying to raid the hen house...the end result is the same. They only differ (slightly) in their methods.
What was one of the most memorable moments of For a New Liberty?
The discussion of how property rights actually underscore most human and civil rights. A thorough grasp of this concept would fundamentally change almost any society.
Any additional comments?
I do disagree with the author on the point of abortion. The author seems to have a made a logical jump in his presupposition, which seems preposterous if you spell it out, but the author does not address it. Actually, coverage of the subject is quite brief, which may be best as I didn't agree. Nonetheless, the author appears genuine in his reasoning and motivations.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful