“Friedman Friday” Milton Friedman – Power of Choice – Biography (Part 1)

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Milton Friedman – Power of Choice – Biography (Part 1)

Published on May 20, 2012 by BasicEconomics

David R. Henderson

The Pursuit of Happiness ~ Milton Friedman: A Personal Tribute

May 2007 • Volume: 57 • Issue: 4

David Henderson (davidrhenderson1950@gmail.com) is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and an economics professor at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. His latest book, co-authored with Charles L. Hooper, is Making Great Decisions in Business and Life (Chicago Park Press, 2006).

So much has been written about Milton Friedman’s many contributions to economic research and analysis and to the struggle for economic freedom. My appreciation for him is more personal: He helped change my life.

Like many young people who read and loved Ayn Rand’s works, I adopted not just her ideas, but also some of her baggage. The problem was…

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