Monday Is Milton Friedman Dayby Doug Mataconis
Monday January 29th has been declared Milton Friedman Day to honor the legacy and contributions of one of America’s best known and greatest free-market economists. There are a number of events planned, including a Happy Hour at a Washington D.C. bar (where, of course, there will be no such thing as a free cocktail) and the White House has issued this proclamation:
I send greetings to those celebrating Milton Friedman Day.
Milton Friedman, the 1976 Nobel Prize winner in economics, was an extraordinary economist, a revolutionary thinker, and one of America’s greatest citizens. His brilliant mind and devotion to liberty helped advance human dignity and a moral vision of a society built on human freedom. He proposed bold ideas about school choice, tax reductions, an all-volunteer army, and the role of the money supply in our economy. His innovation and intellect helped deliver economic stability and improve living standards in countries around the globe, and his work laid the foundation for many of America’s most successful government reforms. Milton Friedman Day is an opportunity to honor the life and contributions of one of the most influential economists in history and a time to remember freedom’s incredible power to transform the world for the better.
Our Nation is grateful for the talents and determination of Milton Friedman. He will be remembered as a hero of freedom, and I appreciate all those who pay tribute to his legacy of liberty.
Laura and I send our best wishes on this special occasion.
George W. Bush
It’s a nice note, but I wish the President actually practiced what Dr. Friedman taught.
H/T: Club For Growth