Sunday, January 15, 2012

Libertarianism with Milton Friedman -- assignment posted by Mom

I think this short interview with Milton Friedman does a good job of explaining some of the basic tenets of Libertarianism. Be sure to read his bio on either the Wiki page I linked to his name above, or google him yourself. All the copy below is pasted from National Review Online.

Milton Friedman, recipient of the Nobel Prize for economic science in 1976, was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006. He passed away on Nov. 16, 2006.

Chapter 1 of 5
What is a libertarian? Milton Friedman responds in this Uncommon Knowledge classic.

Chapter 2 of 5
What produced the dark and dirty London of Charles Dickens? Was it laissez-faire economics like some argue? Milton Friedman sheds light on the issue.

Chapter 3 of 5
Are regulators like the FDA necessary to safeguard consumers? Milton Friedman says no.

Chapter 4 of 5
Should the government mandate that nutritional labels be placed on food packaging? No, argues Milton Friedman.

Chapter 5 of 5
Of 14 cabinet departments, Milton Friedman says he would only keep a handful.

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