The inestimable Thomas Sowell, a former student of Milton Friedman, devoted his column at National Review Online today to his mentor who was born 100 years ago today,
To read the entire piece, click on the link below:If Milton Friedman were alive today — and there has never been a time when he was more needed — he would be 100 years old. He was born on July 31, 1912. But Professor Friedman’s death at age 94 deprived the nation of one of those rare thinkers who had both genius and common sense. Most people would not be able to understand the complex economic analysis that won him a Nobel Prize, but people with no knowledge of economics had no trouble understanding his popular books like Free to Choose or the TV series of the same name.