Alan Caruba

We are sorry to report some sad news.

Last weekend, our good friend Alan Caruba passed away.

Many of you knew Alan from his many insightful columns at He was a prolific writer and stalwart of free-market environmentalism.

CFACT president David Rothbard and I first met Alan in the early 90’s while traveling through New Jersey.

We were instantly struck by both his passion and keen understanding of the important issues facing our nation.

He was always eager to speak truth to power and was not shy about presenting the straight facts, whatever they may be.

In his private life, Alan was a humble and generous man.  He was never timid, however, when defending individual freedom, which was his passion. He was always willing to listen to what others thought, and generous to give credit to them in his writings.

Whenever I met Alan at a conference, a quick conversation was never enough. We always took time to step aside, sit down, and talk at length.  I always learned a great deal from him.

CFACT was proud to feature his columns over the years. You can read Alan’s archive of columns at

Please keep Alan Caruba’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

We will miss him.


About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is president and co-founder of CFACT.

  1. Brian G Valentine

    I am sorry, I miss Alan, I liked him.

    I never met Alan personally, although Alan and I had a lot of email discussions.

    Alan told me I was a “very angry individual” over the “global warming” crusade.

    True, I am angry about it. But I admire Alan’s equanimity in the face of an increasingly shrill debate – even though I will continue to be angry with green crusaders

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