Milton Friedman passed away today. The statment issued by the Friedman Foundation couldn’t have said it better:
Milton’s passion for freedom and liberty has influenced more lives than he ever could possibly know. His writings and ideas have transformed the minds of U.S. Presidents, world leaders, entrepreneurs and freshmen economic majors alike. The loss of his passion, incisive mind and dedication to freedom are all national treasures that we mourn for today. …
His impact on the world was momentous. Without a doubt, few people have done more to advance civil and economic liberties throughout the world during their lifetime than Dr. Milton Friedman.
Condolences to his simultaneously intellectual & genetic progeny, David & Patri. He’ll be missed.