RIP Milton Friedman and Cheers to Freedom

I have been posting little on del.icio.us, due to a couple of events that have keeped me busy in the last couple of days.  The first one was the celebration of the 17th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Atlas Economic Research Foundation where I work started this celebration on the ocassion of the 15th anniversary.  Ever since then, november 9 is being celebrated more and more arround the world.  Since this year coincides with Atlas 25th Anniversary, the celebration preparations have been large at my office.  Last night Charles Murray delivered a fantastic keynote address.  Although I was not very keen on his comments on previous ocassions that I heard him, yesterday he was superb.  The second event that has altered my daily routine was yesterday's passing away of one of the greatest heroes of Freedom in the 20th century, Milton Friedman.  Alex Chafuen my boss at Atlas prepared a very nice remembrance on Milton Friedman and his connections with Atlas.  I have complemented his piece collecting links to blogs, news outlets, think tanks and universities of their homages to Milton Friedman, see this link to Alex piece and the link-o-rama.  The only thing that I regret was not being able to met him, in the 2 ocassions that I had a chance, due to unforseen and last minute reasons.  My dad was able to met him on a MPS meeting in Berlin in 1982 I believe.

Finally see this classic video of Milton Friedman narrating Leonard's Read "I Pencil" story

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