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Analysis and Commentary

Why Money Matters

by Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 17, 2006

The third of three episodes in a major natural experiment in monetary policy that started more than 80 years ago is just now coming to an end...

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Milton Friedman: An Open Book

via Forbes
Friday, November 17, 2006

During some 20 years of my contact with Milton Friedman, Nobel prize-winning economist and advocate with few peers, two words described his life and work more effectively than all others: open book...

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Friedman and Freedom

via Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Friday, November 17, 2006

There are some public figures whose obituaries can be written years in advance...

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Milton Friedman advanced freedom in his own unique way

via Globe and Mail (Canada)
Friday, November 17, 2006

In 1988, the United States honoured Milton Friedman with two awards -- the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom...

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A Charismatic Economist Who Loved to Argue

via New York Times
Friday, November 17, 2006

Someone walked into our lunchroom yesterday at the University of Chicago and announced that Milton Friedman had died...

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Milton Friedman felt vindicated by history

via San Jose Mercury News
Friday, November 17, 2006

Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist whose groundbreaking scholarship and provocative free-market advocacy made him one of the most influential American thinkers of the 20th century, died Thursday at the age of 94...

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Viewpoints: Remembering Milton Friedman

via International Herald Tribune
Friday, November 17, 2006

The death this week of Milton Friedman, the conservative economist and recipient of a Nobel in 1976, sparked a wave of reminiscence and reflection at the University of Chicago, where Friedman spent much of his intellectual life...

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The content of our brains

with Dinesh D’Souza, Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Namibian
Friday, November 17, 2006

About ten years ago, at a party, I met a bright young man who worked for one of SA's largest newspapers...

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Economist changed the world

via Los Angeles Times
Friday, November 17, 2006

Milton Friedman, a brilliant champion of free-market economics and individual freedom who almost single-handedly altered the boundaries of public debate on an array of national issues, died Thursday in San Francisco...

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How Milton Friedman Changed Economics, Policy and Markets

via Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 17, 2006

A half century ago, Milton Friedman's advocacy of free markets over government intervention and his prescription for inflation-fighting by central banks were treated as fringe notions by many economists...

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Death of the Master

via Creators Syndicate
Friday, November 17, 2006

"And now this great master has left us...

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The Morning Brief

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 17, 2006

Remembering Milton Friedman When the Federal Open Market Committee next meets, on Dec. 12, sure to figure in their deliberations will be a man whose intellectual and personal contributions to monetary policy helped redefine the dynamic discussed above...

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25 Years Later

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 17, 2006

It was entirely appropriate that as its keynote speaker to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1981 Reagan tax cut, the Heritage Foundation in Washington this week should assign the job to Art Laffer...

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Milton Friedman, the watch and me

via San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, November 17, 2006

Nobel Prize-winner Milton Friedman, who passed away Thursday in San Francisco at age 94, wore a really crappy wristwatch...

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Economist of the Century

via Washington Times
Friday, November 17, 2006

With the passing of Milton Friedman, the world (not just America) lost the 20th century's most powerful intellect in the battle for free markets, free men and their inextricable linkage...

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Gates is a poor choice

with George P. Shultzvia Cincinnati Post
Friday, November 17, 2006

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld's resignation has unloaded a great deal of unwelcome baggage for the Bush administration, but the nomination of Robert M. Gates is unlikely to help resolve the war in Iraq or the military's opposition to the civilian leadership at the Pentagon...

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Democratic agenda already under fire

with John F. Coganvia townhall.com
Friday, November 17, 2006

When the Democrats were campaigning to take over Congress, they benefited from a tidal wave of political anger aimed at the Republicans who had been in charge for the past 12 years...

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Friedman spread word about inflation concerns

via Chicago Tribune
Friday, November 17, 2006

Milton Friedman was an economist who changed the world...

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Capitalism and Friedman

via Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 17, 2006

There are some public figures whose obituaries can be written years in advance...

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Friedman Debunked the Gospel of Keynes

via Washington Post
Friday, November 17, 2006

One thing that baffles those of us with no training in economics is that two people who hold diametrically opposite views can both be held out as giants of their profession...

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Milton Friedman: Death of a Giant

via Business Week
Friday, November 17, 2006

The death of Milton Friedman at age 94 ends, after more than 60 years, the greatest rivalry in modern economics—the one between the conservative great Friedman and the liberal great Paul Samuelson...

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Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman dies at 94

via Baltimore Sun
Friday, November 17, 2006

Milton Friedman, a brilliant champion of free-market economics and individual freedom who almost single-handedly altered the boundaries of public debate on an array of national issues, died yesterday in San Francisco...

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Influential Economist Milton Friedman Dies at 94

via NPR
Friday, November 17, 2006

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman died Thursday at the age of 94...

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Monetarist guru Milton Friedman dies

via Guardian (UK)
Friday, November 17, 2006

Margaret Thatcher paid tribute to Milton Friedman, the US economist whose theories inspired her monetarist revolution, who has died at the age of 94...

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Mind Of The Free

via Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman: More than an economist, he was pivotal in reviving the idea of limited government, restoring faith in markets and discrediting socialism — no mean achievements, even for a long life...

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The passing of a freedom fighter

via MarketWatch
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Even his intellectual opponents, and they were many, thought that feisty little -- 5 feet 3 inches -- Milton Friedman was an intellectual Goliath, an original thinker and one of the most influential economists of the 20th Century, along with Joseph Schumpeter, John Kenneth Galbraith and John Maynard Keynes...

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Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman dies at 94

via Boston Globe
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who played a key role in the intellectual resurgence of capitalism and the global shift to free-market economics in the final third of the 20th century, died today at a San Francisco hospital...

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Cruisin' With Miltie

via American Prospect Online
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ten or so years ago, the good folks at The Nation were nice enough to send me on a week-long cruise of Alaska put on by National Review for its readers...

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Foreign policy skills in question for Rudy

with Hoover Institutionvia Newsday
Thursday, November 16, 2006

For a would-be president like Rudolph Giuliani, it seemed like the perfect chance to get some of the hands-on foreign policy experience he lacks -- a spot on a blue-ribbon panel advising the White House on Iraq...

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Milton Friedman: An Appreciation

via Fox News
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman. It’s not often that someone's own name becomes an institution in their lifetime...

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Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Passing of Milton Friedman

via Office of the Governor
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Milton Friedman...

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Economist Friedman dies aged 94

via BBC News
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Nobel prize-winning US economist Milton Friedman has died at the age of 94...

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President's Statement on Passing of Milton Friedman

via White House
Thursday, November 16, 2006

America has lost one of its greatest citizens...

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Economist Milton Friedman has died aged 94

via Times Online
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Known at his pinnacle as “Mrs Thatcher’s favourite economist” and hailed almost universally as the instigator of monetarist economics, Friedman was a pivotal intellectual inspiration for the Reagan and Thatcher revolutions of the 1980s...