Tomorrow, July 31, would have been Milton Friedman's 96th birthday. Milton Friedman was one of the greatest economists who ever lived. He passed away in November of 2006.
He was an American economist, statistician, academic, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than thirty years, where he was head of the Chicago School of Economics. He was a proponent of a free market economic system with minimal intervention by the government.
"He was the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century ..., possibly of all of it," according to The Economist.