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The Fight for Freedom Needs Both Scholars and Political Activists

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11/19/2020Ryan McMakenTho Bishop

Murray Rothbard was enthusiastic about fighting for laissez-faire and freedom through both scholarship and political activism. He wasn't afraid to push freedom and free markets with everyone he could, including academics, politicians, the media, and the public.

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Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and The Austrian, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Colorado and was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.

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