Lew Rockwell Show at the Next Meeting of the Cato Board?
by Robert Wenzel: The
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calls to say that since the court filings in the Koch Bros. v.
Cato and Ed Crane lawsuit
admit that Murray Rothbard was an original stockholder of the
Cato Institute, which was his idea and his name, but pass over
what happened to his shares (they were illegally taken from him
before he was purged), the shares still his property
would have passed, with the rest of his estate, to his widow Joey,
and then to my control. So do I own stock in the Cato Institute?
I spoke to
David Gordon last night and David made clear to me that the only
reason Murray did not fight on in his battle against Ed Crane and
Charles Koch is that he did not have proof of his ownership, since
Charles Koch held the stock and the shareholder agreement. The agreement
that is now a public document, decades later, because of the Koch
brothers lawsuit against Ed Crane and the widow of Bill Niskanen,
proves that Murray was an original shareholder.
What is most
significant, is that according to David, Murray never signed his
certificate over to Cato or Koch. Since the current Koch brothers
lawsuit is all about turning a certificate over, the Koch brothers
obviously understand that the turning over of a certificate is important.
didn't sign his and he left his entire estate to his wife and his
wife left Lew Rockwell as the executor upon her death, in a logic
endorsed by the Koch brothers (via the lawsuit), Lew has a strong
argument that because the Rothbard certificate has not been endorsed
over to Cato, Lew represents those certificates in the goings on
has more important things to do, but somewhere Murray is having
a good laugh.
with permission from Economic
Economic Policy Journal
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