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Milton Friedman has died

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The word is out in cyberspace that Milton Friedman is no longer with us.

Rest in peace Milton!

Greg Ransom on PrestoPundit has a runnng file of obituaries and other comments.

From Peter Boettke at  The Austrian Economists.

Today is a VERY sad day for both those who love economic argument and value economic freedom.  Milton Friedman passed away today at the age of 94.  Samuel Britain in the Financial Times states that only John Maynard Keynes was able to combine a household name with the highest scientific credibility.  But Britain make perhaps the most important point when he states that in Friedman’s public intellectual work there is a tight connection between his policy argument and his Nobel Prize winning arguments from his scientific papers.  This tight connection between academic work and public intellectual work is actually the hallmark of Friedman’s greatness.


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November 17, 2006 at 6:16 am

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  1. Michelle Malkin has a few good links.


    November 17, 2006 at 6:46 am

  2. A sad day indeed.

    Sinclair Davidson

    November 17, 2006 at 6:55 am

  3. Sad day. A real giant.

    What would be the chances of a free market economist winning the nobel prize toaday?


    November 17, 2006 at 10:26 am

  4. “Conservative and liberal colleagues alike viewed Mr. Friedman, a Nobel prize laureate, as one of the 20th century’s leading economic scholars, on a par with giants like John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson.”

    Oh for Fucks Sakes.

    I mean have these leftists got no human feeling?

    The guy has just died and this Andrew Leigh is using HIS abilities to push THESE TWO.

    I mean no ill will to Paul. But he’s just not in the same league.

    And Keynes was a utopian fraudster. The whole general theory was a sick joke.

    Fucking Andrew Leigh.

    Have some fucking decency man.


    November 17, 2006 at 2:59 pm

  5. err, Graeme, Andrew Leigh didn’t write it. The NY Times did.

    Jason Soon

    November 17, 2006 at 3:02 pm

  6. Sad day?

    He was 94, we should be so lucky. And so accomplished.

    May his motto live on in the schoolrooms of the future, “there is no such thing as a free lunch.”


    November 17, 2006 at 6:44 pm

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