Murray Rothbard, the iconic Austrian school author, professor, and philosopher, continues to amaze. The author of the landmark libertarian treatise, Man, Economy, and State, now tackles the subject of government interference with science and technology. From Amazon.com:
In this previously unpublished manuscript, found in the Rothbard Archives, Rothbard deftly turns the tables on the supporters of big government and their mandate for control of research and development in all areas of the hard sciences. What R&D should be encouraged and funded, what inventions should be supported, and what areas should be given research grants, etc.? These decisions can only be decided by markets unburdened by government meddling and intervention. Rothbard shows that science best advances under the free market: the claims to the contrary of the centralizers are spurious. The best course of action for government is to get out of the way …
Science, Technology, and Government by Murray Rothbard is available in Kindle and paperback format.
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