David D. Friedman

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David Director Friedman (born February 12, 1945) is an American economist, physicist, legal scholar, and anarcho-capitalist theorist, described by Walter E. Block as a "free-market anarchist". Although he studied chemistry and physics and not law or economics, he is known for his textbook writings on microeconomics and the libertarian theory of anarcho-capitalism, which is the subject of his most popular book, The Machinery of Freedom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David D. Friedman has received more than 539,386 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. David D. Friedman is the 189th most popular economist (down from 188th in 2019), the 3,358th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,007th in 2019) and the 61st most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, David D. Friedman ranks 189 out of 315Before him are Jon Elster, Nikolay Danilevsky, Mancur Olson, Hyman Minsky, Gustave de Molinari, and Benjamin Tucker. After him are Adam Müller, Hernando de Soto Polar, Henry Hazlitt, Paul Volcker, E. F. Schumacher, and Harriet Martineau.

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Among people born in 1945, David D. Friedman ranks 182Before him are Gabriela Andersen-Schiess, Kim Larsen, Igor Ivanov, Catherine Spaak, Barbara Kruger, and Dimitar Penev. After him are John Banville, Nikolai Tanayev, Joseph Delaney, Vinko Puljić, Pablo Forlán, and Edwin Catmull.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David D. Friedman ranks 3,358 out of 15,968Before him are William Baldwin (1963), Tom Ewell (1909), Ralph Nader (1934), John Lloyd Stephens (1805), Dolores Costello (1903), and Marie Smith Jones (1918). After him are Roy Chapman Andrews (1884), Arnold Rothstein (1882), Sarah Paulson (1974), Christian Slater (1969), Jeffrey Tambor (1944), and Bobby Vinton (1935).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, David D. Friedman ranks 61Before him are John Bates Clark (1847), Ben Bernanke (1953), Henry George (1839), Mancur Olson (1932), Hyman Minsky (1919), and Benjamin Tucker (1854). After him are Henry Hazlitt (1894), Paul Volcker (1927), William Baumol (1922), Peter Senge (1947), Roger Myerson (1951), and Alvin Hansen (1887).