Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, passed away yesterday at 94. Here is a set of links to obituaries and reminiscences:
- Obits: NYTimes, WaPo
- Quick takes: Tyler Cowen (and one more), Alex Tabarrok, Steven Levitt.
- Friedman: A study in failure by Richard Adams
- An economist who loved to argue by Austan Goolsbee
- A man who hated government by Bradford DeLong (Salon.com link)
- Friedman, the economic scientist by J.R.Minkel .
- The Great Liberator by Lawrence Summers
- A conservative with a social welfare program by Robert Frank
I'm sure there will be quite a few insightful commentaries on Friedman's work in the days to come. If you know of any, do please give the link(s) in your comments below. Thanks.
In the meantime, let me just link to Friedman's 1955 memorandum to the Government of India and his 1956 commentary on the Nehru/Mahalanobis Plan.