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The Passing of a Giant

Milton Friedman was small in stature but a giant in the world of ideas. His passion and wisdom extended well beyond the field of economics and combined to make him one of the most compelling advocates of human freedom the world has known.

His ideas earned him the Nobel Prize. But more than that, his ideas have been translated into public policy in this nation and in countries around the world. And these ideas have empowered millions of people to pursue their destiny, opening for them new economic and educational opportunities that have made them more productive and more prosperous.

From his academic posts in Chicago and, later, at Stanford, and through the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, he worked tirelessly to instruct, uplift and help all. He was hugely influential and a truly wonderful human being. He will be missed.

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