Murray Rothbard

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Birthday
2, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 7, 1995 (68)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 7, 1995 (68)

About

Known for his 1962 work Man, Economy, and State, this political and historical author and economist is also recognized for his contributions to the Libertarian political philosophy. He was involved in the Heterodox economics movement and wrote for several publications allied with this school of thought.

Before Fame

After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in mathematics, he returned to the same institution to earn a Ph.D. in economics.

Trivia

His late-career publications include An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought and The Case Against the Fed.

Family Life

He was happily married to JoAnn "Joey" Schumacher from 1953 until his death in 1995.

Associated With

Though he had earlier harshly criticized Ayn Rand's ideas, he praised her 1958 novel Atlas Shrugged.