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Jeff Riggenbach

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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,, and 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

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William Graham Sumner (1840–1910)

Neither Sumner nor Herbert Spencer were social Darwinists - a moniker hung upon them both. What Social Classes Owe to Each Other answers that question with to take care of his or her own self. Minding other people's business is dangerous and wrong.
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Ambiguous Utopias

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04/15/2011Mises Daily Articles
The first half of the 1970s was a heady time for libertarians.
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Friedrich Hayek and American Science Fiction

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04/08/2011Mises Daily Articles
When Hayek came into Mises's employ, he favored the democratic-socialist politics of Wieser, his mentor at the university.
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The Ambiguous Utopias of Ursula K. Le Guin and Samuel R. Delany

LeGuin, in The Dispossessed, and Delany, in Triton, explore various social arrangements in the search for happiness through the genre of utopian science fiction novels.
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Stephen Pearl Andrews's Fleeting Contribution to Anarchist Thought

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04/01/2011Mises Daily Articles
Andrews seems to have been one of those people whose mind is so open that all his brains fall out.
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