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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 and a founder and leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism. He wrote over twenty books on political theory, history, economics, and other subjects.Rothbard argued that all services provided by the "monopoly system of the corporate state" could be provided more efficiently by the private sector and wrote that the state is "the organization of robbery systematized and writ large". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Rothbard has received more than 1,682,938 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Murray Rothbard is the 78th most popular economist (down from 61st in 2019), the 962nd most popular biography from United States (down from 822nd in 2019) and the 20th 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 78 out of 315Before him are Reinhard Selten, Tansu Çiller, Trygve Haavelmo, Nikolai Kondratiev, Jean-Claude Trichet, and James M. Buchanan. After him are Charles Cooley, Gottfried Feder, Richard Thaler, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Harry Markowitz, and Thomas Mun.

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Among people born in 1926, Murray Rothbard ranks 51Before him are Mel Brooks, Valdas Adamkus, Ingeborg Bachmann, Steve Reeves, Alcides Ghiggia, and Tony Bennett. After him are Paul Berg, Tsung-Dao Lee, Vasily Arkhipov, Ingrid Thulin, George Martin, and Konstantinos Stephanopoulos. Among people deceased in 1995, Murray Rothbard ranks 34Before him are Ginger Rogers, Gerald Durrell, Milovan Đilas, Christian B. Anfinsen, Hugo Pratt, and Don Cherry. After him are Souphanouvong, Siad Barre, Jeremy Brett, John Vincent Atanasoff, Aziz Nesin, and Pierre Schaeffer.

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Among people born in United States, Murray Rothbard ranks 962 out of 18,182Before him are Scott Glenn (1939), James M. Buchanan (1919), Shelley Winters (1920), Jennifer Jones (1919), Richard Rorty (1931), and Daniel Dennett (1942). After him are Carl Weathers (1948), Mel Ferrer (1917), Mark Wahlberg (1971), Judith Butler (1956), Joel Schumacher (1939), and Jeffrey Dahmer (1960).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Murray Rothbard ranks 20Before him are Robert Solow (1924), Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), and James M. Buchanan (1919). After him are Charles Cooley (1864), Richard Thaler (1945), Harry Markowitz (1927), Edmund Phelps (1933), Paul Krugman (1953), and Lawrence Klein (1920).