Bush pays tribute to US economist Milton Friedman

US - President Bush Thursday paid tribute to U.S. economist Milton Friedman. The Nobel-Prize-winner's free-market approach is central to the Bush administration's trade policy.

President Bush called the conservative economist a hero of freedom whose "towering intellect" has changed the world. "He has used a brilliant mind to advance a moral vision," he said. "The vision of a society where men and women are free to choose, but where government is not as free to over-ride their decisions. That