Who is Milton Friedman?

  • (noun): United States economist noted as a proponent of monetarism and for his opposition to government intervention in the economy (born 1912).
    Synonyms: Friedman

Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and is known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. As a leader of the Chicago school of economics, he influenced the research agenda of the economics profession. A survey of economists ranked Friedman as the second most popular economist of the twentieth century behind John Maynard Keynes, and The Economist described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century…possibly of all of it."

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C. B. Macpherson - On Milton Friedman
... Essay VII of the Essays in Retrieval was titled "Elegant Tombstones A Note on Friedman's Freedom," and was a direct challenge to certain assumptions of "freedom" made by Milton Friedman in Capitalism and ... differing interpretations of 'freedom.' For self-described 'classical liberals' like Friedman, freedom is negative and is seen as an absence of constraints or freedom of choice ... Friedman shows great disdain for positive freedom, associating it with marxism and communism he uses the term 'liberal' with derision when referring to socialists, while ...
Milton Friedman Institute For Research In Economics
... Between 2008 and 2011, the Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics was an academic center established at the University of Chicago as a collaborative ... honor of former Chicago economics professor, Milton Friedman ... framed and to the naming of an institute after a polarizing figure like Friedman ...
Chicago School (economics) - Scholars - Milton Friedman
... Milton Friedman (1912–2006) stands as one of the most influential economists of the late twentieth century ... Friedman argued that the Great Depression had been caused by the Federal Reserve's policies through the 1920s, and worsened in the 1930s ... Friedman argued that laissez-faire government policy is more desirable than government intervention in the economy ...
Milton Friedman - Personal Life
... magazine, his "parents were moderately observant, but Friedman, after an intense burst of childhood piety, rejected religion altogether." He described himself as an agnostic ... Friedman wrote extensively of his life and experiences, especially in 1998 in his memoirs with his wife Rose, titled Two Lucky People ... David's son, Patri Friedman, is the executive director of the Seasteading Institute ...
Steven N. S. Cheung - Academic Career
... and was hired as an assistant professor after impressing Milton Friedman in a debate ... maintained a lifelong friendship with former mentors Ronald Coase and Milton Friedman, the latter of whom officiated his wedding ... He accompanied Friedman in his numerous tours of China, and was present when Friedman met with Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang to discuss economic reforms ...

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    To walk the studious cloister’s pale,
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    With antic pillars massy proof,
    And storied windows richly dight,
    Casting a dim, religious light.
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