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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who was Milton Friedman?

As part of the Think About It Series, I ask that you take a few minutes and listen and perhaps read a little about this man, his background, his ideas and his convictions. You may find many of the issues he discussed and wrote about years ago quite relevant today. (Comments welcomed)

July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006

Recipient of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory
of Alfred Nobel 1976

Dr. Milton Friedman Autobiography

Power of the Market -the Pencil

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The Failure of Socialism

("Parental choice, parents choosing the teachers, parents monitoring the schooling," is Friedman’s answer to the problem. In almost every case, giving individuals the power to choose, to set their own course, will lead to better results than centrally planned activity. That applies to schooling and every other activity in a modern society. Introduced by David Friedman. Discussion with Gordon Tullock, University of Arizona and Henry Levin, Stanford University.) excerpt taken from

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The Friedman Foundation for
Educational Choice

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