Speeches, etc.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Source: Thatcher Archive
Editorial comments:
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 43 words
Themes: Conservatism, Economic policy - theory and process, 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.