As the links are just too valuable to lose, I’m just copy/pasting the entire article Libertarian Class Analysis by Charles Burris, below.
Libertarian Class Analysis (also called Power Elite Analysis or Establishment Studies) is a theme I have repeatedly stressed in my articles at LRC. Knowledge is power. Empower yourself by learning about Libertarian Class Analysis and how it impacts specifically upon the welfare-warfare state and the parasitical elites which benefit from this leviathan within our midst.
An understanding of Libertarian Class Analysis is the “litmus test” separating real libertarians from alternative lifestyle dilettantes dabbling in free market theory. This examination of causal relationships regarding the nature and scope of political power, who has it and how it is exercised, is crucial to understanding the nexus between the State and organized crime.
We will show the similarity between this analysis and what researcher Peter Dale Scott calls “Deep Politics,” the critical examination of the sub-rosa reality behind surface events, an attempt to unmask the true face of power, exposing the elite social, economic, and financial groups and individuals who benefit from the exercise of State coercion.
Here are several items with which the discerning LRC reader may begin:
“Libertarian Class Analysis,” by Sheldon Richman
“Classical Liberalism and the Problem of Class,” by David M. Hart
“Classical Liberal Class Analysis,” by David M. Hart
“Who Rules America: Power Elite Analysis and American History,” by Charles A. Burris
“Hidden History: Where Organized Crime and Government Meet,” by Charles A. Burris
“Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy,” by Murray N. Rothbard
“Our Establishment Church,” by Charles A. Burris
“The Anatomy of the State,” by Murray N. Rothbard
“Origins of the Federal Reserve,” by Murray N. Rothbard
“Our Interests and Their Interests,” by Murray N. Rothbard
“The Clash of Group Interests,” by Ludwig von Mises
“Toward a Theory of State Capitalism: Ultimate Decision Making and Class Structure,” by Walter E. Grinder and John Hagel III
“Stanislav Andreski – Latin America and Africa,” by Walter E. Grinder and John Hagel III
“Stanislav Andreski – The Military and Society,” by Walter E. Grinder and John Hagel III
“Freedom and Domination,” by Walter E. Grinder and John Hagel III
“Classical Liberal Roots of Marxist Class Analysis,” by Ralph Raico (audio lecture)
“Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis,” by Hans-Herman Hoppe (audio lecture)
“Parasitism and the Origin of the State,” by Hans-Herman Hoppe (audio lecture)
“America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” by Angelo M. Codevilla
“A Glimpse Behind the Curtain,” by Charles A. Burris
Libertarian Class Analysis — an Amazon.com book list
The Elite Is Neat, The Masses are Asses — an Amazon.com book list
Power Brokers, Fixers, and Elite Insiders — an Amazon.com book list
Establishment Studies — an Amazon.com book list