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Murray Rothbard

Murray Rothbard (March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American, Austrian School economist, historian, and political theorist. He was not only an important contributor to the American libertarian movement but also the founder and central theorist of anarcho-capitalism. Rothbard’s commitment to individual liberty led him to publish dozens of publications on economics, anarchist theory, and history.

Fun Fact: Rothbard was an instrumental figure in establishing the 1982 Ludwig von Mises Institute in Alabama.

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