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"We have heard much these past few years of how the government protects the consumer. A far more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government"

"In a free society, a government has no business using the power of the law or the taxpayer's money to propagandize for some views and to prevent the transmission of others."

"There is an invisible hand in politics th
Paperback, 318 pages
Published 1975 by Thomas Norton and Daughters (first published 1972)
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Lance Cahill
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Book consists of columns Friedman wrote from roughly 1966 to 1972 for Newsweek (believe he ended up writing a semi regular column through the mid eighties). Friedman is a clear and interesting writer. Book is worthwhile as an almost real time historical perspective of a Monetarist during this time period as most of Friedman’s columns were focused on monetary policy (with a hyper focus on monetary aggregates) or exchange rate policy (right in the sweet spot of the “dollar crisis”, closing of the ...more
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There is a surprising lack of good economic commentary these days. Noah Smith at Bloomberg is worth reading, but, otherwise, Paul Krugman, New York Times polemicist, has largely obliterated Paul Krugman, excellent academic economist, much as Darth Vader slew Annakin Skywalker.

It wasn’t always like this. There was a time when leading economists would write for a mass audience, commenting on the issues of the day, and applying economic principles to them. If you can find collections of these artic
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Milton Friedman was an American Nobel Laureate economist and public intellectual. He made major contributions to the fields of economics and statistics. In 1976, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy. He was an advocate of economic freed ...more

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