Milton Friedman’s Centennial

by Ryan on July 31, 2012

in Anything Else,Economy,History

Nobel-prize winning economist and co-founder of the Chicago School of Economics, Milton Friedman (1912-2006), would have turned 100 today.  His 1962 book, Capitalism and Freedom, led an intellectual counterattack against the forces of central planning.  He did what the progressive left hates most  — he dismantled their arguments, putting freedom and prosperity at the center of his well-reasoned responses.

According to Friedman, minimal government intervention was always the key.  He was also President Reagan’s economic adviser and partly responsible for the world-wide economic boom that followed Reagan’s supply-side approach to the economy.  He was a free market’s champion.

Many sites and sources have great homages to Friedman today, many with tons of videos and commentary.  I like this 1978 video as a sampling of Friedman’s style and approach, also its relevance:

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South West Vegas August 24, 2012 at 2:56 am

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