The obit flu strikes again and this time the Reaper has claimed Harry Browne author of such classics as How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World (apparently this is a collectors item; my copy is in excellent condition), Why Government Doesn't Work, and his 1970's investment opus You Can Profit From the Coming Monetary Crises.
UPDATE: A sample from some of the emails I got yesterday.
I will always be proud to have personally known him. To say he was an inspiration would be an understatement.--Gene Trosper
Didn't know him personally, met him once in '96. He seemed like nothing but a class act.--Kos
Government still doesn't work, dammit.--Mark Kilmer
Llewellyn Rockwell at the Mises Blog explains that.....
He was a man of great principle who courageously and consistently stood up for liberty even when his position clashed with mainstream political culture and public opinion. He was a great writer who worked hard to turn a phrase in a way that would serve to educate people about free markets and the free society. He was a supremely thoughtful man, who read voraciously to educate himself, was not adverse to admitting error, and constantly struggled to say what was true as he understood it.
My favorite uncle introduced me to Harry Browne by telling me to go pick up the book (along with the Bourne Identity) thirty some years ago.
Brian Doherty's remarks and links here.
tip of the glass to Lisa