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2006 Nov 17 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Statement on the death of Milton Friedman (“an intellectual freedom fighter”)

Document type: speeches
Document kind: Statement
Venue: -
Source: Thatcher Archive
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: -
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 43 words
Themes: Conservatism, Economy (general discussions), Monetary policy

Milton Friedman revived the economics of liberty when it had been all but forgotten. He was an intellectual freedom fighter. Never was there a less dismal practitioner of a dismal science.

I shall greatly miss my old friend's lucid wisdom and mordant humour.