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R.W. Bradford, R.I.P.

Raymond William Bradford, founder and editor of Liberty magazine, died 
of cancer last month.

I first ran into R.W. Bradford in 1998 or 1999 when I co-authored my 
first article for Liberty magazine. He never paid anyone (or at least 
never paid me, or anyone else I know who contributed) for our articles. 
For us, like him, it was a labor of love.

Because I never met Bill, I had grown to know him through the pages of 
Liberty, which was and is an excellent read, a compendium of witty 
snippets about life and longer articles about the meaning of freedom and 
liberty.

Here's an obituary from the Seattle Times:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002678581_bradfordobit12m.html

Stephen Cox is now editor-in-chief and Liberty magazine will continue; 
you can subscribe here:
http://libertyunbound.com/

Reason's Brian Doherty and Jesse Walker knew Bill far better than I did. 
You can read their thoughts here:
http://www.reason.com/hitandrun/2005/12/brian_doherty_o_1.shtml
http://www.reason.com/hitandrun/2005/12/rw_bradford_rip_1.shtml

David Bernstein's post from Friday, which reminded me to send this 
along, is here:
http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2006_01_15-2006_01_21.shtml#1137800893

-Declan

Posted by Declan McCullagh on Jan 23, 2006 in category economics


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