There is little I can add to it, so I'll just say that Pete is the subject of a Wall Street Journal feature on the resurgence of Austrian economics that just came out on the web this evening. It quite rightly puts Pete in the role of prime mover and ringleader of the last decade's growth in Austrian economics in academia. And it gives long-suffering Rosemary a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take some loving whacks at Pete in front of millions of readers.
My favorite bit is undoubtedly this:
Still, Mr. Boettke isn't too concerned with matters of style. More folksy than formal, his commitment to economics, as his wife Rosemary says, is "always on."
He has a tendency to ramble, interrupt and use salty language. In between the dozen books and over 100 articles he has written, he spends hours debating with students around his backyard barbecue grill.
Often, when Mrs. Boettke needs him to run errands, he makes students pile in the car with him to finish the debate. He also has trouble closing down his inner economist.
Congrats to my bestest buddy and intellectual comrade in arms for the last 25 years. You have earned the accolades.