For the third year running, NW Daily Marker is proud to partner again with AFP Foundation Washington State to present a virtual celebration of the life and work of Nobel prize-winning free market economist Milton Friedman.
Todd Myers: Milton Friedman’s gift to the environment
Honoring Friedman’s birthday two years ago, I told a story about his insight on the responsible use of resources. It is a story that may be more Friedman-esque than actually having come from Milton Friedman himself. It is a story that is even more relevant today and a lesson that is worth repeating.
David Boze: Happy Birthday to a champion of freedom!
In the Genesis account God speaks the world into existence-the first recorded proof of the fact that “ideas have consequences.” In mankind’s steady advance since, many ideas have been spoken into existence but rarely with such beneficial effect.
Legendary economist Milton Friedman was one of the exceptions.
Alex Hays: Friedman’s ideas are our most potent tool in the struggle against seductive ‘zombie socialism’
Milton Friedman reminds us that nothing promotes social justice more than a free society. Freedom promotes equality, because productivity knows no creed or color. Freedom promotes justice, because choice creates order without violence. Freedom promotes truth, because error is waste.
Truth, justice and equality. This is the reality of a free society. These are also the empty promises of the statist left. Promises that are sweetly offered but never delivered by the advocates of big government.
Liv Finne: Milton Friedman’s birthday and charter schools in Washington state
Today is the 101st anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birth. People across the country are celebrating the great economist and his contributions to education reform in America.
Trent England: Reuniting capitalism and democracy
Conventional wisdom today has capitalism out and democracy in. Milton Friedman argued that capitalism is the best fit for democracies because every other system is defined by allowing one group to control everyone else.
ReasonTV: Founder of CrossFit fitness empire embraced Friedman and free market libertarianism early
Nansen Malin: Detroit’s fiscal plight would come as no shock to Friedman
Since Detroit was already circling the drain when Milton Friedman was alive, he would hardly be surprised by its imminent arrival in bankruptcy court. It is, after all, the ultimate culmination of all the big government evils he warned of all his life.
Jami Lund: On education, Friedman had it right
Only in education have we clung stubbornly to the monopoly model. Like some gray factory in an Eastern Bloc country last century, schools continue to operate as designed by government without the flexibility to adapt.
Phil Watson: Friedman’s ‘pencil story’ and the Second Amendment
Friedman’s “pencil story” eloquently outlines the amazing concept of freedom. In the pencil story you have a right to engage in (or refuse) a monetary transaction with another party. The concept of freedom can be applied to many real life situations. As with other freedoms, you do have the right to defend yourself, and you do have the right to defend others.
Jim Keough: University professors try to hide Friedman, but truth is hard to put a lid on
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.
Brett Malin: Milton Friedman is needed now more than ever
Sadly, despite real life proving Dr. Friedman’s economic theories every day, it appears that America has done an about face and is marching in the opposite direction.
Rep. Elizabeth Scott: Friedman entertained and educated with intellectual confidence and charm
I often watch Milton Friedman clips on YouTube for fun. His sense of humor and fun pervades every interview; the testier the interviewer gets, the more Friedman appears to be amused. Friedman’s clear, everyday language and simple examples make economic concepts easily understood.
CNBC to highlight Milton Friedman’s legacy July 31
The “father” of school choice to be remembered at events around the world.
Milton Friedman’s legacy will be showcased on CNBC tomorrow morning on what would have been the late Nobel laureate’s 101st birthday. The segment will air on the “pre-market” news show “Squawk Box,” July 31, at 7:50 a.m. ET, featuring Robert Enlow, president and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.