Happy100th Birthday Milton Friedman!
Since he's made such regular appearances here, I didn't feel that it was necessary to provide a special tribute for Milton Friedman's 100th birthday, except to provide some links below to others who have written today about Milton Friedman (here's his Wikipedia page):
2. Don Boudreaux in today's StarTribune "Milton Friedman -- a man of intellectual stature."
3. Chicago Tribune staff editorial, "Milton Friedman's Century," which concludes, "The world has changed immensely in the past 100 years. Thanks in part to Milton Friedman, many of the changes have been for the better."
4. Steve Moore in today's WSJ, "The Man Who Saved Capitalism," with a great quote from Harvard's Andrei Shleifer who describes 1980-2005 as "The Age of Milton Friedman," an era that "witnessed remarkable progress of mankind. As the world embraced free-market policies, living standards rose sharply while life expectancy, educational attainment, and democracy improved and absolute poverty declined."
5. Steve Hayward at Powerline, "Milton Friedman at 100."
6. My favorite Milton Friedman quotes.
7. And finally, an excellent summary of Milton Friedman's impact from a WSJ editorial after Friedman's death in 2006: "Few people in human history have contributed more to the achievement of human freedom than Milton Friedman."