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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman Dead: A Giant is Gone


Word reached us this morning that Milton Friedman has died. Friedman, who won the Nobel Prize in Ecnomics in 1976, was a giant in free-market economics--and freedom more generally--and a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal. Just last month he penned an op-ed lamenting Hong Kong's departure from laissez-faire economics. Back in July Tunku Varadarajan published a charming interview with Friedman and his wife, Rose. Milton Friedman was 94.
Thanks to James Taranto, WSJ "Best of the Web Today"
Here is audio (MP3) by Edward Crane of the Cato Institute honoring Milton Friedman.
Google video from Dec. 2005 on Charlie Rose (56:40). This requires a $.99 purchase from Google and is worth every penny!
Also see Capitalism and Friedman fron WSJ 11/17/06.
Another free Google video on Limited Government.

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