Milton Friedman dies

US economist Milton Friedman has died at the age of 94. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1976, Friedman was a champion of free markets and his ideas influenced the policies of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

Obituaries from the Financial Times, the BBC News website and Business Week.

Find out more about Friedman and his work from the Friedman Foundation, his 1976 Nobel Prize and the page about him on the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.

It’s also possible to hear from the man himself in this collection of appearances on Google Video, as well as, these recent podcast interviews on Money and Capitalism and Freedom at EconTalk.

Intute links to more resources on the topic of Economics