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Mourning Beth Hoffman

On Monday, December 1st 2008, I got sad news. Beth Hoffman passed the way at the age of 58. For those who do not know who Beth was, she was the editor of The Freeman and longtime member of the prestigious group at The Foundation for Economic Education. Beth was also a true fighter for liberty, but most importantly Beth was a great, inspiring, and captivating woman.

I remember the time I met Beth at the Austrian Economics Seminar in the summer of 2007. Since that moment, Beth impressed me with her caring charisma. If you knew Beth, it seemed that anyone who went to a seminar, worked, or visited FEE was welcomed to her family. To Beth everyone counted, there were no favorites.

I will have in mind the conversations that I had with her. I will keep in mind Beth’s believe in the pursuit of freedom and the importance of consistently encourage people to never cease in this battle.

My prayers and thoughts go to her family, friends, and to FEE and its community.
R.I.P. Beth Hoffman. We will always remember you!

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