Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman dies at 94...

Milton Friedman, one of the nations, if not the worlds most profound economists has died today from heart failure. He was 94 years old. Truly a sad day and I am sure he will be missed by many.

Mr. Friedman was a major proponent of free market economics and through him the idea of free-market economics through limited government was ushered into the mainstream conscience. It is this radical idea that is part of the foundational principles of conservatism and the Republican party. It is sad that the Republicans did not live up to this idea in recent years.

Nobel Prize winner, advisor to presidents and writer of many books, he was a giant among men. Hot Air blog has links to videos of Milton Friedman and a link to his autobiography here.

May God bless his family and close friends.

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