Richard Cobden


A Cobden Digest on Free Trade

by Richard Cobden on Nov 5, 2015

In these selections from his speeches and writings, Richard Cobden discusses the benefits of free trade, arguing against tariffs and militarism.

Classics of Liberty

Richard Cobden: On Free Trade

featuring Richard Cobden and Caleb O. Brown on Sep 12, 2015

This episode features selections from Richard Cobden’s writings and speeches on the freedom of commerce after his election to Parliament in 1841.



by Richard Cobden in 1850

In this essay, Richard Cobden argues that “that no foreign State has a right by force to interfere with the domestic concerns of another State.”