Murray Rothbard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Murray Rothbard

American economist of the Austrian School, libertarian political theorist, and historian

Date of Birth: 02-Mar-1926

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, United States

Date of Death: 07-Jan-1995

Profession: writer, professor, economist, historian, university teacher, philosopher, essayist, activist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Murray Rothbard

  • Murray Newton Rothbard (; March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American heterodox economist of the Austrian School, historian, and a political theorist whose writings and personal influence played a seminal role in the development of modern right-libertarianism.
  • 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 asserted 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".
  • He called fractional-reserve banking a form of fraud and opposed central banking.
  • He categorically opposed all military, political, and economic interventionism in the affairs of other nations.
  • According to his protégé Hans-Hermann Hoppe, "[t]here would be no anarcho-capitalist movement to speak of without Rothbard".Economist Jeffrey Herbener, who calls Rothbard his friend and "intellectual mentor", wrote that Rothbard received "only ostracism" from mainstream academia.
  • Rothbard rejected mainstream economic methodologies and instead embraced the praxeology of his most important intellectual precursor, Ludwig von Mises.
  • To promote his economic and political ideas, Rothbard joined Lew Rockwell and Burton Blumert in 1982 to establish the Mises Institute in Alabama.

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