Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee wrote in the NYT:
"When we heard the news at the University of Chicago that he had died, we actually stopped arguing and were quiet for a moment. It was a most extraordinary event for Chicago economists. Each of us seemed to contemplate Mr. Friedman’s legacy for ourselves. After that bit of calm, the argument resumed.
It was, perhaps, just what the old man would have wanted."
Read the whole thing here.