Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman

Today is the 100th birthday of one of the great thinkers of the 20th century: Milton Friedman, who combined the rare gifts of a sharp and brilliant mind with common sense and an ability to communicate complex ideas in  simple and persuasive ways.  Here are some videos of the great man in action:

His attempts to educate Phil Donahue. (To his credit, while occasionally revealing a little of the standard leftist smugness, Donahue is civil and fair in most of these discussions, something one couldn't imagine if he were being interviewed by one of the MSNBC clowns today. But Phil is completely out of his league when trying to debate Friedman)

A long interview with Richard Haffner:

Selections from lectures given by Friedman:

A search of Milton Friedman on Youtube will come up with many more. They are a pleasure to watch, I heartily recommend you try to see them all.

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