Motley Fool: Milton Friedman, Father Of Monetarism

One of the most influential economists of our time died on Thursday at the age of 94. Milton Friedman was a Nobel Prize winner, and had the ear of world leaders such as Thatcher and Reagan.

While he is often referred to as ‘the father of monetarism’, his libertarian beliefs were also at home in the school of supply-side economics — the idea that governments should facilitate an efficient and free market with a minimum of intervention….

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