Murray Rothbard

1926 - 1995

Murray Rothbard

Murray Newton Rothbard (; March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American heterodox economist of the Austrian School, economic historian and political theorist. Rothbard was the founder and leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism, a staunch advocate of historical revisionism and a central figure in the 20th-century American libertarian movement. He wrote over twenty books on political theory, revisionist 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 1,075,948 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 70th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Murray Rothbard ranks 70 out of 288Before him are Oliver E. Williamson, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Reinhard Selten, Robert Lucas Jr., Benjamin Graham, and Leonid Hurwicz. After him are William Stanley Jevons, Robert Mundell, Nikolai Kondratiev, Jean-Claude Trichet, Trygve Haavelmo, and Cornelius Castoriadis.

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Among people born in 1926, Murray Rothbard ranks 55Before him are Abdus Salam, Tsung-Dao Lee, John Fowles, Alcides Ghiggia, Steve Reeves, and Richard Crenna. After him are Ingeborg Bachmann, Harry Dean Stanton, Tony Bennett, Paul Berg, Abdoulaye Wade, and Richard Matheson. Among people deceased in 1995, Murray Rothbard ranks 31Before him are Louis Malle, Teresa Teng, Ernest Walton, Don Cherry, Hugo Pratt, and Christian B. Anfinsen. After him are Ștefan Kovács, John Vincent Atanasoff, Jonas Salk, Elizabeth Montgomery, Edward Bernays, and Roger Zelazny.

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Among people born in United States, Murray Rothbard ranks 843 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Vaughn (1932), John McCarthy (1927), Richard Crenna (1926), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Joseph Campbell (1904), and Stanley Donen (1924). After him are Leon Festinger (1919), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Danny DeVito (1944), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), and Harrison Schmitt (1935).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Murray Rothbard ranks 20Before him are Theodore Schultz (1902), Edmund Phelps (1933), Robert Solow (1924), Kenneth Arrow (1921), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), and Robert Lucas Jr. (1937). After him are James M. Buchanan (1919), Harry Markowitz (1927), Lawrence Klein (1920), Richard Thaler (1945), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), and Thomas Schelling (1921).