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Jul 31, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Milton Friedman. Haters will hate ... but I still love ya!
Jul 31, 2012, 08:57 AM
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For all those, like me, whom had no idea who Milton Friedman is.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/arch...gination=false
Jul 31, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Milton Friedman was John The Baptist in the wilderness preaching against the economic heresy of Keynesianism. Government can successfully control economics almost as well as they can control the weather, which ain't much. What government can do is kill free enterprise is so many ways it is harder to track down than what causes cancer.
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Jul 31, 2012, 09:10 AM
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"Milton Friedman - he's just a guy, ya-know!" - Gag Halfrunt, Personal Brain-Care Specialist!

Jul 31, 2012, 10:05 AM
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The WSJ had a nice recap of his life.
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Stephen Moore: The Man Who Saved Capitalism
Milton Friedman, who would have turned 100 on Tuesday, helped to make free markets popular again in the 20th century. His ideas are even more important today.

It's a tragedy that Milton Friedman—born 100 years ago on July 31—did not live long enough to combat the big-government ideas that have formed the core of Obamanomics. It's perhaps more tragic that our current president, who attended the University of Chicago where Friedman taught for decades, never fell under the influence of the world's greatest champion of the free market. Imagine how much better things would have turned out, for Mr. Obama and the country.

Friedman was a constant presence on these pages until his death in 2006 at age 94. If he could, he would surely be skewering today's $5 trillion expansion of spending and debt to create growth—and exposing the confederacy of economic dunces urging more of it.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...Tabs%3Darticle


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