Skip to comments.Loudoun County, Virginia to honor Milton Friedman
Posted on 12/14/2006 9:48:52 AM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 14, 2006
Contact: Eugene Delgaudio
Loudoun County, Virginia to honor Milton Friedman
The Loudoun County, Virginia Board of Supervisors will on Tuesday, December 19 honor the life and works of free-market economist Milton Friedman by naming his birthday, all subsequent anniversaries, as Milton Friedman Day in the county.
Loudoun County owes its success to the global economy that Friedman helped create, said Sterling District Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, sponsor of the resolution. Without Friedmans lifelong advocacy of greater individual freedom we would never know the quality of life we enjoy in both Loudoun County and United States.
The Resolution of Recognition names July 31, 2007 and every July 31 afterwards, as Milton Friedman Day in the county. An integral hub of global business, Loudoun is home to Dulles International Airport and companies such as AOL, all of whom have benefited greatly from the free trade economic policies he pioneered.
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher credited Friedman for helping create the policies that led to dramatic economic revivals in both nations. His work in then-impoverished Chile created the most stable and fastest-growing economy on the South American continent and led to the replacement of the Pinochet regime by a free democracy. Even today, Friedmans policies continue to be adopted and spur economic growth and greater freedom in nations such as Sweden.
Friedman served as an economic advisor to both Reagan and Thatcher, as well as Presidents Ford and Nixon. He was instrumental in the abolishment of the military draft and in his lifetime was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, the National Medal of Science, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Nobel Prize in Economics.
In addition to his work as a scholar, Friedman authored twelve books, was a columnist for Newsweek and host of the PBS program Free To Choose.
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A nice contrast with Karl Marx day in Arlington County, VA.
Don't expect this kind of thing to keep up. Loudoun is the fastest growing county in Virginia, and although a traditional GOP stronghold, it's trending Rat awfully fast. That nut Jim Webb actually won Loudoun, which is more than a bit embarrassing. As more Arlington-types move in, expect the trend to get much, much worse.
I'm a Loudoun Valley HS graduate back when P-ville had one stoplight.
That's my delegate baby!!!!
Good guy, always proactively asks for constituents input and is very approachable. Best local official that's ever represented me in my life.
purceville has a stoplight? huh, who knew.
Maybe they still have only one stoplight since the bypass was installed.
[b]A nice contrast with Karl Marx day in Arlington County, VA.[/b]
tell me about it. I am a political refugee from Arlington -- now living in Loudoun. Unfortunately, many of the lefties of have followed me here. The Eastern rim has a distinctly left-leaning Fairfax kind of feeling to it.
There were some positive signs in Loudoun in the last election cycle.
its true that the eastern part of Loud. Co is trending blue, but what is NOT HELPFUL AT ALL is when conservative candidates are not part of the solution to the region's traffic nightmare.
IIRC, the state senators from the Nova area tried to impose a sales tax just in the region to improve roads and such, and were prevented from doing so by the state assembly
fairfax and loudoun have to provide the majority of the income for Richmond, and those people down there won't give more money for the roads, won't even let nova tax itself (which is ridiculous, considering nova already is taxed enough to pay for better roads........but lets assume that nova has to pay twice for the improvements, even then Richmond refuses to allow nova to solve its problem)
I liked Purcellville better when it did only have one light.
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