Daniel Ellsberg

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Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is an American political activist, and former United States military analyst. While employed by the RAND Corporation, Ellsberg precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of the U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times, The Washington Post and other newspapers. On January 3, 1973, Ellsberg was charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 along with other charges of theft and conspiracy, carrying a total maximum sentence of 115 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Ellsberg has received more than 3,087,718 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Daniel Ellsberg is the 148th most popular economist (up from 150th in 2019), the 2,205th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,148th in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 148 out of 315Before him are Ernst Engel, James Mirrlees, Bingu wa Mutharika, Michael Spence, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and Gustav von Schmoller. After him are Chester Barnard, Frank Knight, Michał Kalecki, Peter Diamond, Angus Deaton, and Christopher A. Sims.

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Among people born in 1931, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 108Before him are Hirokazu Kanazawa, John Charles, Stig Anderson, Claire Bloom, Nikolai Chernykh, and Robert Morris. After him are Rip Torn, Ermanno Olmi, Alfred Schmidt, Toshiki Kaifu, Josep Lluís Núñez, and Leslie Caron.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 2,205 out of 15,968Before him are Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Gary Ridgway (1949), Betty Friedan (1921), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Irvin Kershner (1923), and Edith Head (1897). After him are J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Jon Favreau (1966), Edward Witten (1951), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), John Cusack (1966), and J. J. Abrams (1966).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 48Before him are Robert Reich (1946), William F. Sharpe (1934), Edward C. Prescott (1940), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Robert C. Merton (1944), and Michael Spence (1943). After him are Chester Barnard (1886), Frank Knight (1885), Peter Diamond (1940), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Robert F. Engle (1942), and James Heckman (1944).

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