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Death of Milton Friedman

The great man has left us, at the age of 94. As with other the titans who have departed this life in 2006, this blog is in mourning for him. As with Sir Alfred Sherman, "in my own secular goyische way, I will say kaddish for him".

It seems only right to include his obit from the Chicago Tribune, which leads with the story. I note from that obit that PBS is airing a biography of him in January.
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Blogger istanbultory said... 7:04 pm

Condolences to one and all.  

Anonymous verity said... 8:07 pm

Yes, condolences to his family, his friends and everyone who has been influenced by him.

Sometimes we say there is no justice in the world, but that he lived into a sprightly old age should be a comfort.  

Anonymous newmania said... 10:46 pm


Anonymous Colin said... 11:46 pm

I am sorry to hear that another great thinker of liberty died.  

Anonymous verity said... 2:19 am

http://steynonline.com Written within the last few hours.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:17 am

Indeed, I don't think that anyone can look back on his 94 years and think he was short changed on a lifespan. We also still have his wife, Rose, and son David M, a fine writer in his own right.

Thanks for the link Verity.  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 11:35 am

a sad loss .if only gordon brown understood the importance of what he taught  

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