25
Jun
08

Yay! Rothbard Audio Available!

I have always been a big fan of Audible.com since I don’t get much time to sit and read for any length of time. So I was thrilled when I just saw that Murray Rothbard’s “America’s Great Depression” was now available as an audio download. It made my morning.

I can’t wait to get it onto my iPod. I’m sure it’ll be great. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to what this guy had to say at Amazon.com.

this is one of the most enraging books I have ever read about anything related to economics. The author seems to forget that underneath ALL of the formulas and “trends” in any field of economics lies WEALTH. REAL, SUBSTANTIAL, PRODUCTIVE, LABOR-RELATED WEALTH. This is something even Keynesian economists fail in recognizing…any book which does not recognize the intervention of FDR’s fiscal policy as a return to the philosophy of our founding fathers (IE. Henry Clay, Alexander Hamilton)and the only way we could have possibly survived the depression and the mobilization to fight fascism is a POORLY written book from an author who is obviously misinformed by the popular trash of classroom and related ivory tower academia.

That’s enough of a recommendation for me! However, the vast majority of readers gave it 4-5 stars.

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1 Response to “Yay! Rothbard Audio Available!”


  1. 1 libertyvini
    June 25, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    HA! I love the fact that the hapless reviewer can’t seem to make up his mind whether he is a socialist, a capitalist, or a fascist, and this confusion results in Murray’s analysis as to him being either ‘trash’, connoting uninformed popular opinion, or else ‘ivory tower’ thinking – Which Is It, Sir? – you can’t have it all possible ways! Either the ‘New Deal’ was the salvation of capitalism, or the triumph of fascism, modeled as closely as it was on Mussolini’s program, with just enough red, white and blue paint on it to gull a public terrified by the devastation that monetary and trade policy had wrought – Which Is It!?!?!?!


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