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Thursday, November 16, 2006

 

Economist, Milton Friedman - Gone at 94


Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the past century and winner of a 1976 Nobel Prize, died on Thursday morning of heart failure at a San Francisco area hospital, a spokeswoman for his family said. He was 94.

He was a shot in the arm to Conservatives around the world and came around at a time when the nonsense of Kensian gobbeldegook was still thought of as the leading economic philosophy.

It isn't often that an economist becomes news in and of himself, but we are thankful that Dr. Friedman was one of those who rose above his dry subject to excite the minds of Americans and lead them to realize that socialism isn't the ticket to economic success.

Thank you Milt and you WILL be missed.
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