Authors of Liberty

The following links will take you to some of the writers about freedom and authors of books on liberty.

Charles Adams, historian of taxes.

Barbara Branden, Ayn Rand's first biographer.

Nathaniel Branden, confidant of Ayn Rand and author on self-esteem.

Randy Barnett, legal scholar and libertarian thinker.

Frederic Bastiat, 19th century French economic journalist.

James T. Bennett, economist of philanthropy, health care and labor unions.

Bruce L. Benson, shows that the private sector does a better job than government resolving disputes and protecting people against crime.

David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute and prolific libertarian author.

Peter Boettke, Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, a wonderful thinker and teacher of austrian economics.

Clint Bolick, co-founder, vice president and litigation director of the Institute for Justice.

James Bovard, today's most effective investigative reporter for liberty.

Harry Browne, investment advisor and Libertarian Party candidate for President.

James M. Buchanan, Nobel laureate and founder of the Public Choice school of economics.

Roy A. Childs, Jr., editor of the LFB catalog and inspiration to libertarians everywhere."

Thomas J. Dilorenzo, professor and writer, many of his books deal with corrupt government institutions.

Alan Ebenstein

Richard A. Epstein, one of today's most important legal thinkers for liberty.

John T. Flynn, journalist and critic of FDR.

Milton & Rose Friedman, Nobel laureate economist and spouse.

David Friedman, law professor, recreational medievalist and prominent anarchist.

F.A. Hayek, Nobel laureate economist and writer on the importance of spontaneous orders.

Henry Hazlitt, journalist and popularizer of free-market ideas.

Karl Hess, journalist, speech writer, activist, author and libertarian rabble-rouser.

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, expert on the American Civil War.

Paul Johnson, independent scholar and historian.

David Kelley, philosopher, founder, and executive director of the Objectivist Center.

Israel M. Kirzner, perhaps the most important living economist of the Austrian School.

Daniel Klein, Professor of economics, author and co-Director of the Civil Society Institute.

Rose Wilder Lane, journalist and one of the founders of modern libertarianism.

Tibor Machan, a leading philosopher of individualism.

Peter McWilliams, author and crusader against the war on drugs.

H.L. Mencken, the rough-tongued critic of all kinds of bunkum.

Carl Menger, founder of the Austrian School of economics.

Ludwig von Mises, the most important and most prolific Austrian School economist.

Maria Montessori, Italian educator who developed a revolutionary teaching method.

Charles Murray, scholar, critic of the welfare state, and libertarian visionary.

Albert Jay Nock, the shining light of individualism in the first part of the 20th century.

P.J. O'Rourke, the funniest critic of government alive.

Jim Powell, writer, publisher, historian, economist.

Ayn Rand, the novelist who brought more people to libertarianism than any other writer.

Sheldon Richman, writer, scholar, editor.

Murray N. Rothbard, the great radical libertarian writier and economist.

Chris Matthew Sciabarra, one of the great contributors to the understanding of Ayn Rand's philosophy.

Julian Simon, environmental optimist and scourge of the doom-'n-gloomers.

Mark Skousen, economist and repected investment advisor.

Adam Smith, father of modern economics.

George Smith, independent scholar who has written perceptively about libertarian philosophy and free thought.

Tara Smith, professor of philosophy, writer of clarity

Thomas Sowell, wide-ranging Hoover Institution scholar.

Lysander Spooner, One of the greatest defenders of natural rights.

John Stossel, most effective presenter of pro-liberty views on network television.

Thomas S. Szasz, the outspoken critic of psychiatry as medicine.

Walter Williams, economist who does a yeoman's job defending liberty.


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