David Gordon

David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and Justice, The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics,An Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and co-editor of H.B. Acton'sMorals of Markets and Other Essays. Dr. Gordon is the editor of The Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as analysis, The International Philosophic Quarterly, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, and The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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  • Remembering Murray Rothbard
    December 2019

    Remembering Murray Rothbard

    Murray Rothbard, the principal founder of post-World War II American libertarianism, died 24 years ago. Lew Rockwell, one of Rothbard’s closest friends and the founder of the Mises Institute and LewRockwell.com, offers this description of his core ideas: "If you want to understand Murray Rothbard, you need to keep one principle in mind…Murray believed in a complete free market."

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  • Confessions of an Autodidact
    April 26, 2018

    Confessions of an Autodidact

    In what follows, I shall recommend a few books that I have found valuable and then offer some suggestions on how to analyze critically what you are reading.

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  • September 6, 2017

    A Theory of Fairness

    Tom Bethell, here as often before, uses sturdy common sense to challenge experts in their own field. In a controversial article many years ago, he dared to suggest that evolutionary biologists have exaggerated the evidence for Darwinism.

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  • Confessions of an Autodidact
    September 2005

    Confessions of an Autodidact

    In what follows, I shall recommend a few books that I have found valuable and then offer some suggestions on how to analyze critically what you are reading.

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  • July 2003

    American Impunity and Incompetence

    As the War on Terror drags on, it appears that immigration policy remains a constant, while its interpretation changes like spring fashions in Paris.

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