The great Milton Friedman has died. It is hard to over-state how influential Friedman has been, and how so much of his work is now conventional wisdom.
The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation sums him up with:
Milton’s passion for freedom and liberty has influenced more lives than he ever could possibly know. His writings and ideas have transformed the minds of U.S. Presidents, world leaders, entrepreneurs and freshmen economic majors alike. The loss of his passion, incisive mind and dedication to freedom are all national treasures that we mourn for today.
And his son, David D, Friedman has a wonderful quote and tribute on his blog:
Cattle die, kindred die,
Every man is mortal:
But the good name never dies
Of one who has done well.