Rose Director Friedman, RIP:

Since I have been out of the country in Japan and Korea, I only just now noticed that Rose Director Friedman passed away yesterday. Rose was, of course, best known as Milton Friedman's wife of 68 years. But she was also a successful economist in her own right, and coauthor of some of her husband's most famous works, including Free to Choose, probably the most successful popular work defending free market economics. She was also, along with Milton, a prominent advocate of numerous important pro-liberty causes. In her last years, she helped found and lead the Friedman Foundation, an organization devoted to promoting school choice.

I would like to extend my sympathies to Rose Friedman's family, friends, and colleagues. She will be sorely missed.

Kenneth Anderson:
I want to join Ilya in his comments on Rose Director Friedman and in extending condolences to her family and friends.
8.19.2009 12:42pm
On a November day a few years ago, a friend of mine asked me, "How are you doing?"

"I'm a little depressed. I just heard Milton Friedman died."

"Oh, that's too bad," my friend commiserated. "I really liked him in The Shawshank Redemption."

It took me a good 15 seconds to realize he was talking about Morgan Freeman...
8.19.2009 5:36pm
Classically Liberal has posted a moving tribute, with a beautiful portrait, A Rose by any other name.

Rose and Milton Friedman made the world a better place.
8.20.2009 2:07pm

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