Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman, RIP

I don't usually write here about happenings outside of Arizona, but today is an exception:

Following an injury, Milton Friedman, probably the 20th Century's greatest economist, passed away this morning at the age of 94.

Along with the philosopher Robert Nozick, it was Friedman who restored the credibility of liberal ideas--libertarianism--in the academy.

If you're not familiar with his work, now's the time to dust off a copy of Capitalism and Freedom. Years later, it's still an eye-opener.

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