David Boaz 1953-2024

Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Eammon Butler

“Colleagues and I are sad to learn of the death of our good friend and fellow freedom-fighter David Boaz, Distinguished Senior Fellow and former Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute. He will of course be remembered for his many books, notably Libertarianism: A Primer (1997), which set out the principles of libertarianism and justified their adoption. … David relished public debate, bringing attention to controversial libertarian ideas such as the decriminalisation of drugs. … Always welcoming and full of ideas, and ever critiquing the latest nonsense to emerge from Capitol Hill or the bureaucracy, he drew countless numbers of people, particularly students, into the freedom movement.” (06/06/24)