In Memory of Milton Friedman
Here I compiled a list of comments and interviews of Milton Friedman, as a special tribute to the greatest economist of the 20th century, and my most admired one.
For some of us who came to the States from those non-free regimes (former and now), his half-century fight for economic&political freedoms is especially inspiring. He will certainly be missed.
In memory of him, PBS will broadcast a special TV program called “The Power of Choice: the life and idea of Milton Friedman”, on January 29, 2007. To get a preview clip of the program, please go to: http://freetochoosemedia.org/production/POC/press.php
Now here is the list…
From Friends and Foes:
Gary Becker: written in 2002, on the influence of Friedman’s ideas
Thomas Sowell: his former student, now at Hoover Institution, previously at UCLA
Brad Delong (kindof foe, but still admires him):
On Uncle Milton
some excerpt: “Friedman… how great an influence on my thought? Let me think who has had more… Smith, Keynes, Summers, Shleifer… I would put Friedman fifth: only four other economist have had a greater influence on how I think… I’m not atypical at Berkeley in finding myself moving under the influence of the intellectual field generated by Milton Friedman–at least, I don’t think I am… “
Paul Krugman (real foe):
I wish he had written one. Maybe he will, as he did for James Tobin.
PBS: Charlie Rose on Friedman, Nov. 17, 2006, about 1 hour
PBS: Charlie Rose interview with Friedman, Dec. 2005, about 1 hour
Friedman on PBS, many years ago:
From professional papers:
if you don’t have access to wsj, read it from here: http://www.pauldeng.com/pdf/in%20memory%20of%20milton%20friedman.pdf
From major newspapers:
New York Times:
For more info about Friedman, please go to: http://www.freetochoose.net/