Skip to comments.Economist Milton Friedman has died.
Posted on 11/16/2006 9:22:30 AM PST by HAL9000
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Did he ever cure Hawkeye?
It's running again on PBS on Monday January 29, 2007.
Volume 6 is the one I really want to see. It's about using vouchers to educate American kids.
Sorry sorry sorry. It's not Free to Choose, it's The Power of Choice, Friedman's biography by the producer of the Free to Choose series.
So yes, you were correct in posting that we need to contact PBS about rerunning Free to Choose. I will right now!
Thank you for writing to PBS. We appreciate hearing from those interested in public television.gotta love the canned "continue to enjoy and support" line....maybe I have a bad memory but I can't think of any other current PBS shows worth watching much less enjoying and supporting...suppose I should be grateful for one....
PBS values suggestions from our viewers. Unfortunately, our rights to FREE TO CHOOSE have expired and we therefore may not broadcast or sell this program. We apologize for the disappointment. You will be happy, however, to hear that PBS plans to distribute a program in late January called "The Power of Choice : The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman." Please be sure to check your local PBS station's listings to see when the program is airing in your area.
Thank you again for writing to PBS. We hope you continue to enjoy and support your local PBS station.
"Free to Choose," the video series done by PBS, is one of the few things PBS has ever done that is worthwhile. Even today, nearly 30 years later, it's appropriate.
PBS should rerun the "Free to Choose" series in honor of Milton Friedman.
I know this sounds corny...I never knew either of my grandfathers. But now I feel like my Grandfather just died.
I was an Economics major in college at the same time Milton Friedman was advising President Reagan. (of course, my Econometrics class computer study in the 80's resulted in a prediction that the US GDP would be 0 by 1996. I tried to tell Friedman and Reagan. But there was no such thing as e-mail at the time. Thankfully, it just turned out that my computer program was wrong and I had no idea what I was doing.) Somebody should make a posthumous gesture to rename "Reaganomics", give it the proper name it deserves "Friedmanomics". John Maynard Keynes was a socialist, and Friedman began his writing and his teachings in opposition before the Berlin Wall fell and before the USSR and Communism was proven to be a failed ideology once and for all.
He was a man ahead of his time. This shouldn't be a sad time. If we all had the impact of Milton Friedman and lived 93 years on this planet, our funeral should be a celebration.
Thanks for everything Mr. Friedman. Deepest condolensces to his family.
The word 'progressive' has been used by Big Goverment advocates since the 19th century.
Laying a wreath and saying a prayer for a Great Man.
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