Thursday, November 16, 2006

RIP Milton Friedman

World renowned economist Milton Friedman, credited widely with inventing and promoting free market capitalism died today at the ripe old age of 94. His economic theories were sound and would have worked better if not for the greed of ordinary men who come into extraordinary power, but I mourn him today as one of the greatest friends the drug policy reform movement ever had.

Although it went unnoted in almost all of the obviously pre-prepared obits that hit the internets moments after he passed away, Friedman felt strongly that all drugs should be legalized and was at the forefront of economists who saw the sense in ending the senseless WOsD and was willing to speak out publicly for it.

May he rest in peace. We'll miss him.


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