Milton Friedman, Economist
Milton Friedman passed away today, at the age of 94. What a great life! He was one of the small band of rebels in the mid 20th century that brought the principles of economics and freedom back into the mainstream.
One of my favorite quotes (also liked by Alex Tabarrok), possibly because it helps remind people who they are:
President Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."... Neither half of that statement expresses a relation between the citizen and his government that is worthy of the ideals of free men in a free society.