Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician and writer. Having taught at the University of Chicago for several decades, Friedman was instrumental in the development of the Chicago school of economics. He spent years challenging socialism and advocating for a free market economic system with limited government. In 1976 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in part for his work on monetarism.

Fun Fact: Friedman was awarded the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988.


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The Free Lunch Myth



Friedman Predicts Bitcoin


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July/August 2014

The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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