Dr. Michael H. Mescon, (seated, left) the recipient of the Foundation’s Freedom Award, is congratulated by keynote speaker John Stossel (center) of Fox Business Network and Dr. David Martin, who presented the Freedom Award at the Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration on November 11, 2016. (Photograph by Bill Adler)
— Dr. Michael “Mike” H. Mescon, 2016 recipient of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Freedom Award, “father of economic education in Georgia,” and the man The Wall Street Journal once called “the Pied Piper of Private Enterprise,” passed away in Atlanta Sunday night. He was 87.
Sharing the news of Dr. Mescon’s death in an email today, Dr. David Martin, a longtime friend, said, “He leaves us all with a wonderful…