The great Libertarian economist Milton Friedman would have been 100 years old today. I have posted items about Milton Friedman before at this link. Above, you’ll find a video that Reason TV put out last year in celebration of Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday which Nick Gillespie so eloquently tells us about the man’s accomplishments.
Below is an excerpt of an appreciation of Milton Friedman by economist Stephen Moore which you find in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal.
It’s a tragedy that Milton Friedman—born 100 years ago on July 31—did not live long enough to combat the big-government ideas that have formed the core of Obamanomics. It’s perhaps more tragic that our current president, who attended the University of Chicago where Friedman taught for decades, never fell under the influence of the world’s greatest champion of the free market. Imagine how much better things would have turned out, for Mr. Obama and the country.
Friedman was a constant presence on these pages until his death in 2006 at age 94. If he could, he would surely be skewering today’s $5 trillion expansion of spending and debt to create growth—and exposing the confederacy of economic dunces urging more of it.
Read more at this link.
Happy Birthday Mr. Friedman!