The Theory and Practice of Freedom

Today would have been Milton Friedman’s 102d birthday. He was perhaps the least dismal practitioner of the dismal science. Why? because he believed in freedom, not slavery or dependence on anything but yourself.

Watching him over the years, in his erudite and good-humored presentations has shaped much of my economic world view. And so to celebrate a great man’s birthday, let’s share some of that.

I suspect you will be surprised how germane to today it seems. Enjoy!

On the rights of workers

On Energy

On Money and Inflation

And finally, and maybe most importantly

What is America?




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5 Responses to The Theory and Practice of Freedom

  1. the unit says:

    Of course I haven’t had time to listen to all the videos, but like you I followed a long time.
    Remember when he sang and recorded this song?…….


    • NEO says:

      I surely do. And I didn’t listen to them all, all the way through either, now. But I will. 🙂


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  3. This guy does not speak the same English that the rest of us do and understand. Is that what erudite means ?


    • NEO says:

      Erudite means he speaks plainly and truthfully. In addition, he is correct. We would do very well to listen to him.


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