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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman, RIP

Economist and Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman has passed away today in San Francisco at age 94. Cause of death was heart failure, according to a Bloomberg report quoting his daughter.

His "Capitalism and Freedom" was one of the first handful of serious books I read as a young campus conservative way back in 1969 and from then on he has been a dependable fixture of a giant in the intellectual universe.

May he rest in peace from labors that bore fruit we will all enjoy for generations to come.