Economist Friedman Dies ; Influential Free-Market Champion Had Presidents' Ears
San Jose Mercury News, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist whose groundbreaking scholarship and provocative free- market advocacy made him one of the most influential American thinkers of the 20th century, died yesterday. He was 94.
An intellectual guru to political leaders ranging from Barry Goldwater to presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, Friedman helped develop the arguments that powered the "Reagan Revolution" of the 1980s and its promotion of lower taxes, less government intervention and more faith in the marketplace.
In one of his last interviews, Friedman smiled and laughed frequently, reflecting with satisfaction that many of his once- maverick …
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