We miss you Uncle Milty
10 years ago today – I was at a Christmas party with my then employer Danske Bank when we got the sad news. Milton Friedman my big hero had died.
I remember my parents telling me the next day that they had heard the news on TV. My dad had asked my mom whether they should call me about the sad news. Mom told my Dad “No, he is out for a Christmas party lets not ruin his night”. That is good parents – they were thinking of their then 35 year old son’s well-being, but it probably is also telling just how much Friedman meant and still means to me.
Milton Friedman is dearly missed. He would have spoken out against the nonsense central bankers continue to come up with and he would be in the forefront speaking out against Trump’s protectionist nonsense.
Update: My good friend Sam Bowman has a very good post on the Milton Friedman Agenda. See also Madsen Pirie video on Friedman here. It is easy to be proud of being part of the Adam Smith Institute family today.