Comment: Rothbard had lost his relevance

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Rothbard had lost his relevance

after he switched to anarchism.

Lew Rockwell, Tom Woods and others rip some credentials by riding on von Mises intellect. Rothbard too had made his professional career parroting von Mises. To his credit, he was good exposing the evil of big government, but did not understand individual rights after he was kicked out from Ayn Rand circle for plagiarizing. Von Mises did not defend individual rights and Rothbard was instructed not to plagiarize Ayn Rand anymore.

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