Rothbard, Murray N.
- David Gordon
Rothbard, Murray N. (02 March 1926–07 January 1995), economist, historian, and libertarian theorist, was born Murray Newton Rothbard in the Bronx, New York, the son of David Rothbard, a chemical engineer, and Rae Babushkin. He was educated at the Birch Wathen School, a private elementary and high school in New York City, and at Columbia University, where he majored in mathematics and statistics and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After receiving his bachelor's degree in 1945, he stayed at Columbia and studied economics, earning his M.A. in 1946 and his doctorate in 1956. His dissertation, ...