Tuesday, March 29, 2011

History of the Libertarian Movement...

...that I was unaware of. According to Will Wilkinson,
Charles Koch founded the Cato Institute in 1977 with Ed Crane and Murray Rothbard, an iconoclastic "anarcho-capitalist" economist and political theorist.
That's right, folks, Rothbard was a beltway libertarian! I am sure there are some juicy stories--perhaps a great falling out--that I have not yet heard. Feel free to post all the seedy details in the comments.

I should have clicked a few more links before blegging for details.


Steven Horwitz said...

You haven't read Doherty's book Radicals for Capitalism?

Will Luther said...

It is on the shelf, but I've yet to crack it. I prefer controversy in small doses.