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To: GeronL

I always thought the anarcho-capitalist crowd (which includes Milton Friedman's son!) was too rough on Friedman. From their perspective, he's a statist and a socialist, but the fact remains that Mises, Rothbard, AND Friedman all advocate a world significantly freer than what we have currently. Considering that most academics still cling to some form of Marxism, I think Friedman can be forgiven for not seeing things through the praxeological lens.

And Friedman is a master at communicating his ideas clearly to the public without seeming like a nutjob. I'm not sure the Austrians have been as successful at that, and I speak as someone who has great respect for them. As a non-economist, I like hearing ideas from all the free market schools.


24 posted on 07/17/2006 4:26:50 PM PDT by Phocion ("Protection" really means exploiting the consumer. - Milton Friedman)
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To: Phocion; Choose Ye This Day
I know that. Compared to "conservatives" we elect these days Milton Friedman would be a breath of fresh air. I was kind of kidding really.

Now Thomas Friedman, there is an ignorant idiotic simpleton

30 posted on 07/29/2006 10:13:23 AM PDT by GeronL
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