Thursday, November 16, 2006

R.I.P. Milton Friedman, Lover of Liberty

Props to Milton Friedman: Scholar, Nobel Prize-winning Economist, Small-"l" libertarian, Advocate of Drug Decriminalization, and Lover of Human Freedom. Above are scans of the front and back of my Milton Friedman trading card, which I got (in a set) from the U of M - Flint Economics Dept. about 10 or 12 years ago. Here are profiles from the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Reason Magazine, and the Cato Institute (including a podcast). Blogospheric comments from Volokh, Postrel, Agitator (Excellent quote: "...Sad for this country that the federal government has come to be stocked with more William Bennetts, and fewer Milton Friedmans."), Jane Galt, JMPP, Marginal Revolution, Larry Kudlow, and The Freakos. Here's the 1994 Booknotes interview in which Prof. Friedman discussed the introduction he wrote to Friedrich von Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. (Cartoon version of TRTS here.) (C-Span will be replaying this interview several times.)

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