Thursday, November 16, 2006

R.I.P. Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman passed away today.

To say that he was a giant in the field of political economic theory would not be an understatement. The influence of his ideas and the theories he supported could certainly be felt within the economics department at George Mason University (a program that is home to not one, but two Nobel laureates). One of his achievements/honors not mentioned in the WaPo (AP) obit is having written the introduction to the fifitieth anniversary edition of F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. This is a text that had a great impact on my political outlook as Friedman and Hayek were both great proponents of economic and individual liberty.


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