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It seems like time just keeps going by faster and faster every day. Getting older and when looking at the people of "substance" today its hard to find real genius. Who will define our society when we're old? Hopefully not silly Hollywood actors or certain flakey musicians.

Another great mind has died, Milton Friedman. He revived classical liberalism, fought for human rights, and won a Nobel Prize.

Died of heart failure. (Though, Dr. Friedman would hate the word "failure" as markets always clear, never fail ;) so instead perhaps he died of a contraction of the supply curve.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Friedman

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Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:18 am
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I never expect to hear this. Milton Friedman is a guy close to my heart. Years are spent in university learning his economic theories. I am very sadden by the news and i am going to inform all my professors right away.

thx langmann for the info

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So long as we don't add a "Friedman or Keynes" poll ;)

Agree that there seem to be fewer towering intellects these days. Whether you agree with them or not we need them.

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RIP indeed, we were just begining to learn about him to in Liberalism. Makes the subject a little more active now though.
RIP again

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Those towering figures nowadays have very little influence; their words are twisted by media and politics, and those subjects that do not suffer as much from it (e.g. Maths) aren't exactly gaining in public interest either. Science just isn't a one-man's story anymore.

But I'm sure that, when we look back at 'our' days in X years, there will be those figures in history, and we will have known them, we will simply not have realised at the time.

First Greenspan leaves the Fed, and now Friedman passes away... we're running out of famous economists. Who's next--Nash?


With Friedman, an active and capable mind left the world, and that's always too soon.

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