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Harry Browne, former US presidential candidate and best selling author, dead at age 72

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Harry Browne, two-time US Libertarian Party presidential nominee and best-selling author died of Lou Gehrig's disease in his home in Franklin, Tennessee, Wednesday night, 1 March 2006. He was born 17 June 1933 in New York City and grew up in Los Angeles, California.

He was the Public Policy Director for DownsizeDC.org and was a consultant to the Permanent Portfolio family of mutual funds.

He was nominated by the US Libertarian Party as its presidential candidate in 1996 and again in 2000.

He is also know for his articles (including those on LewRockwell.com) and books including:

  • "How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation"
  • "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World"
  • "You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis"
  • "Why Government Doesn't Work"
  • "The Great Libertarian Offer."

His writings focused largely on supporting libertarian ideas[1] and investment advise. "How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation" predicted the future rise in gold prices in the 1970s.

He is survived by his wife Pamela Lanier Wolfe Browne and his daughter Autumn.

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