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Milton Friedman

Economist Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economic Science, was one of the most recognizable and influential proponents of liberty and markets in the 20th century, and leader of the Chicago School of economics.

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Neighborhood Effects or Culture Rot?

by George C. Leef on Sep 17, 2013

Over time, Milton Friedman began to doubt that the spillover benefits of government-subsidized higher education were worth the costs.

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Milton Friedman: The Future of Freedom

featuring Milton Friedman on Jan 11, 1987

In this lecture from 1987, Friedman attempts to pin down the likely future of freedom—and the future of libertarianism—in America.

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Maintaining a Free Society

featuring Milton Friedman on Dec 7, 1975

Milton Friedman explains the “drift toward collectivism” and counters it with an explanation of how the free market works.

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Using the Market for Social Development

by Milton Friedman on Nov 1, 1988

Friedman explores the nature of privatization in the United States, Europe, China, and Soviet Russia, arguing that there is no one route to economic freedom.

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The Klein Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Polemics

by Johan Norberg on May 14, 2008

In this criticism of Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”, Johan Norberg identifies common misconceptions about the nature of Milton Friedman’s libertarianism.

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Economics, Chicago School of

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

Economists in the Chicago School use highly empirical arguments to reach their conclusions and advocate for deregulated markets and policy focus on money supply.

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Friedman, Milton (1912-2006)

by Aaron Steelman on Aug 15, 2008

The winner of the Nobel Prize in 1976, Milton Friedman was a recent leading economist who advocated free market liberalism through public policy.