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Jeff Riggenbach

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Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Free Market

Jeff Riggenbach is a journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator. A member of the Organization of American Historians and a senior fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute, he has written for such newspapers as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle; such magazines as Reason, Inquiry, and Liberty; and such websites as LewRockwell.com, AntiWar.com, and RationalReview.com. His books include In Praise of Decadence (1998), Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism (2009), and Persuaded by Reason: Joan Kennedy Taylor & the Rebirth of American Individualism (2014). Drawing on vocal skills he honed in classical and all-news radio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston, Riggenbach has also narrated the audiobook versions of numerous libertarian works, many of them available on Mises.org.

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Is There a Psychology of Liberty?

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/22/2011Mises Daily Articles
People who lack self-confidence aren't likely to support efforts to achieve a free society, or even to understand why a free society is a desirable goal.
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Eight Ways to Run the Country

07/20/2011Audio/Video
Riggenbach's review of Mitchell's book is mixed because he does not find a fit with the political perspectives described as individualist or paleolibertarian.
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The Journalism of Hamowy and Raico

BiographiesFree MarketsMedia and Culture

07/18/2011Mises Daily Articles
It is not uncommon to see mainstream journalists accused of not bothering to read Hayek before they sit down to write about him.
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Libertarianism and Psychology II

07/14/2011Audio/Video
Nathaniel Brandon and Sharon Presley saw the importance of psychology and the self-esteem movement for libertarians. People who lack self-confidence aren't likely to support efforts to achieve a free society, or even to understand why a free society is a desirable goal.
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Bastiat for the Ages

BiographiesFree MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/08/2011Mises Daily Articles
Ludwig von Mises opined in the 1920s that Bastiat's "critique of all protectionist and related tendencies is even today unsurpassed. The protectionists and interventionists have not been able to advance a single word in pertinent and objective rejoinder."
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