Monday, January 29, 2007

Milton Friedman Day

Today is Milton Friedman Day across the country.

My friend John Stossel wrote a column about it over at Human Events.

Amity Shlaes—another good friend—also penned a very good piece about this extraordinary man.

Heck, even Paul Krugman wrote a very complimentary article about Friedman in the New York Review of Books. He wrote:

...Milton Friedman was a very great man indeed—a man of intellectual courage who was one of the most important economic thinkers of all time, and possibly the most brilliant communicator of economic ideas to the general public that ever lived....

(However, Mr. Krugman says that free market policies in the last twenty-five years have not been as good for growth as the un-Friedman polices were in the prior post-war 1947-76 period - I'm checking his numbers).

In any case, Happy Milton Friedman Day...