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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/6727/murray-n-rothbard-in-memoriam/

Murray N. Rothbard: In Memoriam

June 7, 2007 by

“It is not likely that we shall ever have another scholar of Murray’s breadth,” writes Robert Higgs of in his memorial for Murray Rothbard. “I hold him to have been one of our century’s great intellectual figures, whose neglect by mainstream academicians is inexcusable.” In addition to his scholarship, which “spanned an enormous range, including philosophy, methodology, economic theory, the history of economic and political thought, economic history, economic policy, law, and contemporary politics,” Higgs recalls Rothbard’s unflagging optimism and his fabulous sense of humor: “He was a truly entertaining conversationalist and lecturer, and his letters contained priceless witticisms and hilarious descriptions. … He delighted in “calling a spade a spade and not a ‘triangular implement for digging.’” FULL ARTICLE


Peter Bach June 8, 2007 at 10:15 am

It is well and good that Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises be continually mentioned; however, when will the current generation of Austrian economists step up to the plate with new scholarship that is commensurate with the output of Rothbard and Mises?

Al Erkkila June 8, 2007 at 1:50 pm

How about you, Peter? Put your nose to the grindstone. Just don’t do like the goofball on American Inventor who figured hype would turn his bicycle whirligigs into environmental safety devices.

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