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Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Episode #110:Dr. David Gordon

December 10, 2016


Show Summary This week we are honored to talk to the man that Murray Rothbard called Mr. Erudition, The great Dr. David Gordon! Brian Doherty, in his foreword to Rothbard's Strictly Confidential, wrote that Gordon is "the only man around who knows as much as Rothbard did when it comes to the historical, philosophical and economic background of libertarianism. This week we talk to Dr. Gordon about philosophy, history, and economics. It’s an episode packed with great information, and we also learned some personal things about the late Murray Rothbard that most people don’t know.

About the Guest

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.

Guest Website

Host Website

Johnny  Rocket Launch Pad

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Book(s) Discussed

Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and Justice by Gordon David

The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics by Gordon David

An Introduction to Economic Reasoning by David Gordon

Secession, State, and Liberty edited by David Gordon

Conceived In Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard

Human Action by Ludwig Von Mises

Website(s) Mentioned

Ron Paul Institute

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Recorded At

Speed of Sound Studios  (Seattle Washington)

Misc Info

The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is pre-recorded,  mixed, and mastered by Curt Nelson from  Speed of Sound and Tommy Sound.The theme song of The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is "Over You" Performed by:  The Hot Roddin' Romeos from the record Boozehounds released by: Splatterhouse Wreckords