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Milton Friedman's Centenary

Steve54 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 9:59 AM
True. And did you note this comment Sowell made about Friedman: "In being able to express himself at both the highest level of his profession and also at a level that the average person could readily understand..." Could anything better describe Sowell himself?
If Milton Friedman were alive today -- and there was never a time when he was more needed -- he would be one hundred years old. He was born on July 31, 1912. But Professor Friedman's death at age 94 deprived the nation of one of those rare thinkers who had both genius and common sense.

Most people would not be able to understand the complex economic analysis that won him a Nobel Prize, but people with no knowledge of economics had no trouble understanding his popular books like "Free to Choose" or the TV series of the same...