Milton Friedman: 1912-2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Milton Friedman has passed away at the age of 94.
The Hamilton County Libertarian Party sends its sorrowful best wishes to the friends and family of Milton Friedman. Mr. Friedman was a noted free market economist and libertarian icon who espoused the ideals of free market capitalism. He was an adviser to Presidents and politicians and a true friend of liberty.
He, along with his wife Rose founded the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation in Indianapolis and advocated school choice as the norm, not the exception. In a statement from the Foundation, Gordon St. Angelo spoke to, and for all of us who admired Mr. Friedman.
America has lost a true visionary and advocate for human freedom. And I have lost a great friend.
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.
Milton never chose to slow down; even at 94 he kept fighting to bring educational equality to all of America’s children. And it’s this vision, this drive for educational liberty that the Friedman Foundation will continue to bring to families throughout America.
His impact on my life over the last 33 years was significant. 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.
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