NCPA Mourns Passing Of Nobel-Laureate Milton Friedman

"Friedman Devoted His Life to the Concept of Freedom" says, NCPA's Goodman

DALLAS (November 16, 2006) – The following is a statement of National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) President John C. Goodman, upon learning of the death of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman:

"The world has lost one of the true intellectual giants. Milton devoted his life to the concept of freedom, and his ideas hugely influenced both Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. In his final years he crusaded for school choice, hoping to free children trapped in failing schools.

"Milton was not only one of my intellectual heroes, he was a dear friend. He will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to his life long partner Rose."

Friedman has long had an association with the NCPA, including headlining the NCPA's 15th Anniversary celebration. Most recently, he provided the foreword to Lives at Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around the World, by Goodman and NCPA's Gerald Musgrave and Devon Herrick.