Murray Rothbard (March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American, Austrian School economist, historian, and political theorist. He was not only an important contributor to the American libertarian movement but also the founder and central theorist of anarcho-capitalism. Rothbard’s commitment to individual liberty led him to publish dozens of publications on economics, anarchist theory, and history.
Fun Fact: Rothbard was an instrumental figure in establishing the 1982 Ludwig von Mises Institute in Alabama.
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JANUARY 14, 2010 by STEVEN HORWITZ
This month marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Murray Rothbard, arguably the most important libertarian theorist of the twentieth century. Although I only met him once in person, his work was influential in developing my "calling" in a number of ways.