Unfortunately, I was not exposed to Milton Friedman when I was a Political Science student at the University of Washington in the 1980s. It wasn’t until a few years later when a friend (who worked at a free market think tank) loaned me a couple of Friedman’s books that I became a follower of his teachings.
I honestly believe that today’s academia is afraid to teach Friedman to our country’s future leaders. It is too logical and makes too much sense, but most importantly, it runs counter to the prevailing government mindset that feeds the greed of our current liberal leadership.
As Friedman says in the forward of “Capitalism and Freedom,” the pendulum swings back and forth when it comes to prevailing political and economic theories. I hope we are not far away from a time when Friedman’s theories are at the forefront of discussions in our public discourse. It is very much needed.
Happy Birthday Milton Friedman!
James R.D. Keough