Murray Rothbard

1926 - 1995

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Murray Newton Rothbard (; March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American economist of the Austrian School, economic historian, political theorist, and activist. Rothbard was a central figure in the 20th-century American libertarian movement, particularly its right-wing strands, and was a founder and leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Rothbard has received more than 2,016,614 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Murray Rothbard is the 49th most popular economist (up from 76th in 2019), the 697th most popular biography from United States (up from 962nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Economist.

Murray Rothbard is most famous for his work in economics, specifically his contributions to anarcho-capitalism and Austrian school of economics.

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Among economists, Murray Rothbard ranks 49 out of 414Before him are Friedrich List, Paul Krugman, Bernard Mandeville, Gary Becker, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and William Stanley Jevons. After him are John Hicks, Thorstein Veblen, Tansu Çiller, Werner Sombart, Bertil Ohlin, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Among people born in 1926, Murray Rothbard ranks 38Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi, Allen Ginsberg, Tsung-Dao Lee, Paul Berg, Harper Lee, and Irwin Rose. After him are Valdas Adamkus, Mel Brooks, Necmettin Erbakan, Louise Hay, Andrew Schally, and Jack Brabham. Among people deceased in 1995, Murray Rothbard ranks 23Before him are Hannes Alfvén, Teresa Teng, Gerald Durrell, Edward Bernays, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Lana Turner. After him are Donald Pleasence, Milovan Đilas, Souphanouvong, William Alfred Fowler, Jonas Salk, and Alec Douglas-Home.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Murray Rothbard ranks 697 out of 20,380Before him are Burgess Meredith (1907), Ray Liotta (1954), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Bradley Cooper (1975), Sam Peckinpah (1925), and Jack Palance (1919). After him are Anne Bancroft (1931), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Kevin Bacon (1958), and H. L. Mencken (1880).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Murray Rothbard ranks 10Before him are Michael Porter (1947), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Robert Solow (1924), Paul Krugman (1953), and Gary Becker (1930). After him are Thorstein Veblen (1857), Douglass North (1920), Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Irving Fisher (1867), and Ben Bernanke (1953).