Monday, March 30, 2009

RIP Burt Blumert (1929 - 2009)

Burt Blumert, one of the greatest friends of liberty in this or any other generation, died this morning. He was a respected gold dealer for decades and was instrumental in starting the Ludwig von Mises Institute, as well as in publishing prominent liberty websites such as and

Not surprisingly, his great friend Lew Rockwell wrote a touching eulogy for the great man. Wally Conger also took the time to write one.

Interestingly, David Gordon's review of Mr. Blumert's Bagels, Barry Bonds, and Rotten Politicians (which you can read online for free) was published the day he died.

The Mises Institute uploaded a video eulogy as well.

May he rest in peace.

UPDATE: Also see eulogies by Butler Shaffer, David Gordon, David Kramer, Anthony Gregory, and Norman Singleton.

1 comment:

Enlightened Rogue said...

A few years ago I called up Burt's company to purchase some silver coins. Surprisingly, Burt, himself, answered the phone. I talked to him briefly about LRC and how I had been writing for Strike-the-Root. He was very patient in conversing with me, considering the relative, tiny order was making.

What a great contribution to the cause of liberty this man made- something for all of us to emulate.