Murray Rothbard Posthumous Book Release: The Case Against the eBook

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Posted in category Economics

I noticed this while surfing the Mises Institute store for digital books. I never knew that Rothbard wrote a book, The Case Against the eBook. As always, he had quite a knack for prophecy (digital books), but I can’t imagine why he would have turned unlibertarian in the case of eBooks?

 

 

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3 Responses to Murray Rothbard Posthumous Book Release: The Case Against the eBook

  1. Michael Pizolato (@PizSez) says:

    May 9th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Should have saved that for April Fool’s Day. :)

  2. Brandon Mises Store says:

    May 9th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Funny! Hopefully the title on the product page there: Case Against the Fed – Digital Book will clear up the unfortunate covering up of the FED by the ebook graphic

  3. jeannie queenie says:

    May 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Discovered this terrific article on today’s ebook subject.

    “The big houses will be back on top soon enough, stronger than ever, hungry for new writing talent… in fact, maybe you should try submitting something! Just be sure to use a different pseudonym, won’t you, so the agent or editor doesn’t Google you and find the typo-riddled travesty of a Cold War political thriller (with zombies!) you spaffed out through LuLu three years ago.

    Publishing is like an elephant: sure, it moves slow, but it’s long-lived and it’s powerful and it never forgets.” The pros and cons of Ebooks are debated in this article..however, not having read Rothbook’s treatise on said subject, not sure what his beef is. Lorraine Devon Wilkey has terrific feedback on her own personal experience of dealing with publishers versus self publishing..be sure to catch her on this page where both sides of the argument are presented.

    http://litreactor.com/columns/the-case-against-ebook-self-publication

    I agree with her totally that the forces that be in publishing and critiquing both writing and art are all to often major bullshitters, hell bent on deeming themselves as the only critiquers of what is good in literary and art modes.

    I had a dear man friend who had his own art agency in Chicago some forty years ago. He was an awesome artist, having won 36 national awards one year for his art and ad campaigns/marketing. He would tell me that if you can do mediocre art, (not the advertising kind), people will buy your work for that is what most american’s are into—-mediocrity…not quality, not class, not the real that comes from discipline and sheer hard work.

    So, as he said, it would never be that my art would appeal to the masses…for mediocrity in just about anything has never been my forte..but one can never give up that somewhere some lone wolf is looking just for what you can offer..and presto you have a buyer, be it for your literary skills or your art, as in art that hangs on walls. Be sure to check out the url abovev.

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