Articles Remembering Anna J. Schwartz

Two well-written articles remembering the life of Anna J. Schwartz include the June 21 New York Times article titled “Anna Schwartz, Economist Who Worked With Friedman, Dies at 96” as well as the June 22 Bloomberg BusinessWeek article titled “Anna Schwartz, Economist Milton Friedman’s Co-Author, Dies at 96.” Although both article are well worth reading … Read moreArticles Remembering Anna J. Schwartz

One Aspect Of Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose” Videos

On February 14 I wrote a post titled “Milton Friedman ‘Free to Choose’ Videos – The Complete Set”. Of note, this series is from 1980.  As such, many might dismiss the series as irrelevant and outdated. However, the series (and book of the same title) is highly relevant to today’s economic situation.  Virtually all of … Read moreOne Aspect Of Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose” Videos

Economically Counterproductive Policies – Incandescents

In the March 28, 2011 edition of Forbes, Steve Forbes wrote an article titled “Ban Bulb Lunacy.” An online caption of the article reads “Next year the federal government begins the phaseout of traditional incandescent lightbulbs, giving us yet another enlightening example of politicians short-circuiting free markets.” In the article, Steve Forbes says “This prohibition of … Read moreEconomically Counterproductive Policies – Incandescents

Milton Friedman On The Fed’s Ability To Control Interest Rates

On February 14 I wrote a post highlighting Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose” television series of 1980. From time to time I plan on commenting on various material contained therein as much of it is highly relevant to issues we are currently encountering. His following comments are particularly noteworthy given today’s economic environment and intervention … Read moreMilton Friedman On The Fed’s Ability To Control Interest Rates

The Indelible Mark Of The Great Depression

On February 14 I wrote a post highlighting Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose” television series of 1980. From time to time I plan on commenting on various material contained therein as much of it is highly relevant to issues we are currently encountering. In Volume 9 there are a couple of comments made, at roughly … Read moreThe Indelible Mark Of The Great Depression

Milton Friedman “Free to Choose” Videos – The Complete Set

Milton Friedman’s entire “Free to Choose” PBS television series of 1980 is listed below: Volume 1 of 10: “Power of the Market” Volume 2 of 10:  “The Tyranny Of Control” Volume 3 of 10:  “Anatomy of a Crisis” Volume 4 of 10:  “From Cradle to Grave” Volume 5 of 10:  “Created Equal” Volume 6 of … Read moreMilton Friedman “Free to Choose” Videos – The Complete Set

Milton Friedman On Monetary And Fiscal Policy

I found this passage from Milton Friedman in 1958, as seen on John B. Taylor’s blog, to be notable, especially given the immense monetary and fiscal policy actions taken to “improve” our economic situation: “The available evidence…casts grave doubt on the possibility of producing any fine adjustments in economic activity by fine adjustments in monetary … Read moreMilton Friedman On Monetary And Fiscal Policy