Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Albert Tucker (; born December 19, 1963) is an American economics writer of the , an advocate of and Bitcoin, a publisher of books, a conference speaker, and an internet entrepreneur.

As of 2016, he is Chief Liberty Officer (CLO) of and an associate.


Early life and education

A son of the Texas historian Albert Briggs Tucker and Roberta Janeice (Robertson) Tucker, Jeffrey Albert Tucker was born in Fresno, California in 1963.

He studied economics as an undergraduate at and , where he first encountered the literature of the . He later enrolled as a graduate student in economics at .


Writer and editor

While studying at George Mason, Tucker attended a journalism program in Washington, D.C., where he became a volunteer at the Washington office of the .

In the late 1980s, he went to work for ,

From 1997 to 2011 Tucker worked for the Mises Institute, of which Rockwell was a co-founder, as editorial vice president and editor for the institute’s website, . From 1999 to 2011 he also contributed scholarly efforts and humorous essays to . and worked in that capacity until 2016. As of 2017, he remains a contributor to LFB.

Tucker was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the in 2013, speaking at FEE’s seminars and writing for its publication . As of 2016, he was FEE’s Director of Digital Development.

Bitcoin advocacy

In 2013, Tucker began writing about the information-based cryptocurrency Bitcoin. He has been interviewed on the subject by , , , and . Tucker’s 2015 book Bit by Bit is devoted to Bitcoin and other products of the “information economy”.


Tucker has appeared as a speaker at numerous conferences on Bitcoin, Austrian school economics, and libertarianism, including events of the and the 2016 national convention.

Social media

In 2013, Tucker founded and became the CEO (under the title “Chief Liberty Officer”) of, a ” and platform for the liberty minded”, which launched a successful fundraising campaign in 2013 and began operation in 2014.

Alleged role in Ron Paul Newsletters

In an interview with , Timothy Virkkala, former managing editor of the libertarian magazine , alleged that Tucker played a role in the production of racially charged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. By Virkkala’s account, he heard from Bill Bradford, then the editor of Liberty, that Tucker was an “assistant, [and] probably a writer” who assisted “editor and chief writer” in creating the newsletters. According to a political blog by , unnamed “numerous veterans” of the libertarian movement said it was an “” throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s that Tucker and Rockwell ghostwrote the newsletters. to and was managing editor of the journal Sacred Music from 2006 to 2014. From 2013 to 2015, he edited CMAA’s website New Liturgical Movement.

Published works

Books in English

  • Right-Wing Collectivism: The Other Threat to Liberty (2017): Addresses that the threat of collectivism comes from the right as well as the far left
  • Henry Hazlitt: Giant For Liberty (with Llewellyn H. Rockwell and Murray N. Rothbard, 1994, Ludwig von Mises Institute, ): an annotated bibliography of the works of . A review described the book, which “includes citations of a novel, works on literary criticism, treatises on economics and moral philosophy, several edited volumes, some 16 other books and many chapters in books, plus articles, commentaries, and reviews,” as “an apt eulogy of Henry Hazlitt.”
  • Sing Like a Catholic (2009, Church Music Association of America, ): essays on church music
  • Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo (2010, Ludwig von Mises Institute, )
  • It’s a Jetsons World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes (2011, Ludwig von Mises Institute, )
  • Hack Your Shower Head: and 10 Other Ways to Get Big Government out of Your Home (2012, Laissez Faire Books, )
  • A Beautiful Anarchy: How to Create Your Own Civilization in the Digital Age (2012, Laissez Faire Books, ): on the effects of small business regulation
  • Freedom Is a Do-It-Yourself Project (2014,, )
  • Bit by Bit: How P2P is Freeing the World (2015, e-book)
  • Advice for Young, Unemployed Workers (2015, pamphlet, Foundation for Economic Education, )

In translation

Four of Tucker’s books have been published in Spanish translations, including the following:

  • Milagros del sector privado y crímenes del sector público (2014, )
  • Una bella anarquía (2014, )

In periodicals

He has written for, among others, , , , , , Catholic World Report, Crisis, Sacred Music, , and .

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