Rio Grande Foundation honors life and work of Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman

2012 FLF Logo RGF Logo(Albuquerque) — The Rio Grande Foundation today joined more than 100 organizations across the United States and around the world hosting events to honor the life and work of Milton Friedman, a Nobel Laureate who is widely recognized as one of the most influential economists of the last century and the father of the modern educational choice movement.

This was the 10th and final celebration of Friedman Legacy Day, which was established following Friedman’s death in 2006 as a way to remember his incomparable contributions to modern free market and economic theory.

Our speaker will be Bill Peacock, Director of the Center for Economic Freedom, with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Peacock’s talk is entitled “When Free to Choose why do so many people choose Texas?” Specifically Peacock will discuss specific policies and cultural traits that allow Texas to be such a magnet for jobs and economic growth, what can New Mexico learn from Texas, and threats to Texas’ success.

Location:  Room 2401, UNM Law School which is located at:

1117 Stanford Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106;

When: July 28, 2016, 6:00pm to 7:30pm;

Cost: Event is free and open to the public; Register by clicking here.

Said Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing, “We have been pleased to participate in ‘Friedman Day’ celebrations for each of the ten years during which they were held. Friedman’s legacy is worth remembering and forms the basis for the Foundation’s mission.”

Rio Grande Foundation’s event was co-sponsored by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, a national nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Friedman and his wife, Rose. Per their wishes, the Friedman Foundation will be changing its name today to reflect the future of the organization while maintaining the Friedmans’ intellectual legacy of educational choice.

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