Tag Archive: Milton Friedman

Daily Quote 3.13.15

Milton Friedman




” The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interest.”












Daily Video 12.28.14

Milton Friedman – The Road To A Collectivist State





Published on Dec 25, 2014

” Milton Friedman looks at the the factors that have brought us from a free society toward a collectivist one.http://www.LibertyPen.com “













Daily Video 10.28.14

Milton Friedman – The Future Of Freedom





Published on Oct 26, 2014

” Professor Friedman talks optimistically about the future of freedom, even though he acknowledges the trend going in the wrong direction. http://www.LibertyPen.com “












Daily Video 8.12.14

Milton Friedman – Creating Disrespect For The Law





Published on Aug 8, 2014

” Professor Friedman explains the inevitable results when some people want to control others. http://www.LibertyPen.com “





Daily Quote 6.14.14

Milton Friedman




” I think a major reason why intellectuals tend to move towards collectivism is that the collectivist answer is a simple one. If there’s something wrong, pass a law and do something about it.”













Daily Video 4.22.14

Milton Friedman – Who Benefits From Licensing?





Published on Apr 21, 2014

” Professor Friedman identifies the beneficiaries of licensing requirements. http://www.LibertyPen.com “













Daily Video 3.31.14

Milton Friedman – Understanding Inflation




Published on Mar 24, 2014

” Professor Friedman explains the origins of money and how inflation both comes about and is cured. http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 12.12.13

Milton Friedman – The Path To Better Schools










Published on Dec 9, 2013

” Friedman advances the case that parents are better directors of their children’s education than bureaucrats.http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Responsibility to the Poor

Uploaded on Jul 19, 2009

” Milton Friedman 1978. From a lecture given at Stanford University.

Read about the racist minimum wage here:

From Milton Friedman Speaks: Lecture 04, “The Role of Government in a Free Society”
http://www.freetochoose.net/store/pro… “

Daily Video 10.24.13

Milton Friedman & Thomas Sowell vs. A Welfare Administrator




Uploaded on Nov 15, 2010

” To Watch the Entire Free to Choose series: 
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Daily Video 9.26.13

Milton Friedman – A Conversation On The Free Market



Published on Sep 23, 2013

” From Milton’s award-winning series, “Free To Choose.”http://www.LibertyPen.com “










Daily Video 8.28.13

Milton Friedman-Is Capitalism Humane?

Daily Quote 7.9.13

Milton Friedman



” The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interest.”







The IRS Wants To Know If You’re A “Patriot”



” Across this great land, patriotic Americans are behaving subversively.

We’re quoting from our pocket Constitutions, starting reading groups to discuss our founding documents, even gathering together to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Uncle Sam is not amused.

As leaders of tea party groups have been painfully aware for years, the Internal Revenue Service has given “special” attention to conservative groups.

Heritage sounded the alarm on the Obama Administration’s hit list nearly a year ago. Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot was singled out by the IRS and the Labor Department after making a sizable donation to Mitt Romney. Who ordered his investigation? 

The goal was clearly to reduce the amount of anti-government speech by making it more difficult for these groups to achieve tax-exempt status. And it worked. Just look at these examples from four different states:

  • ABC News reports that Jennifer Stefano of Pennsylvania wanted to start a tea party group, but dealing with the IRS “was frightening and that’s why I shut it down. I shut my group down.”
  • The IRS ordered an Ohio group to answer 35 detailed questions, including to “provide a listing of all your past activities. Indicate the percentage of your time spent conducting the activity (total of all activities should equal 100%) and the percentage of your funds spent conducting the activity (total of all activities should equal 100%).”
  • In Tennessee, Kevin Kookogey was trying to start an educational group called Linchpins of Liberty to teach the economic principles of Milton Friedman and Adam Smith. When he inquired with the IRS in 2011 about the delay in his tax-exempt status, he was told: “We have been waiting on guidance from our superiors as to your and similar organizations.” He is still waiting.
  • In Virginia, it took Richmond Tea Party President Larry Nordvig two and a half years to get tax-exempt status. He tells The Washington Post the wait had “a very chilling effect” on how much money his group could raise, and thus on how much speech it could generate. “








Daily Video 5.5.13


Milton Friedman – Government and the Consumer


13 Genius Quotes On Free Market Economics


” The free market economy has been taken for granted by the American people as the dynamic generator of the nation’s vast wealth. Our capitalistic economy is currently being “fundamentally transformed” into a central government-dominated system, threatening the vibrance that has made America the land of opportunity. The following ‘thirteen genius quotes’ display the moral underpinnings of the market economy and dispel some common misconceptions. “




Here is a Sample : Click the headline to read them all .


 ” “All other persons and groups in society (except for acknowledged and sporadic criminals such as thieves and bank robbers) obtain their income voluntarily: either by selling goods and services to the consuming public, or by voluntary gift (e.g., membership in a club or association, bequest, or inheritance). Only the State obtains its revenue by coercion, by threatening dire penalties should the income not be forthcoming. That coercion is known as ‘taxation,’ although in less regularized epochs it was often known as ‘tribute.’ Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match.” — Murray Rothbard










Welcome To Obamaville 



” ‘I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.” – Ben Bernanke, November 8, 2002.

That was how Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke concluded his remarks at a conference honouring Milton Friedman on his 90th birthday. Anna Schwartz was Friedman’s less famous yet no less significant collaborator; she died in June.

Bernanke refers to Friedman and Schwartz’s A Monetary History of the United States: 1867-1960, published in 1963, as “the leading and most persuasive explanation of the worst economic disaster in American history, the onset of the Great Depression”. Their research, which countered decades of Keynesian orthodoxy on the 1930s, placed the blame for what they dubbed the Great Contraction of 1929 to 1933 squarely at the feet of the Fed.

Bernanke read Monetary History as a graduate student and became a self-described Great Depression buff. Not convinced the 1929 to 1933 contraction of the money supply was sufficient to account for the fall in output, he offered an additional explanation in a 1983 paper, “Nonmonetary Effects of the Financial Crisis in the Propagation of the Great Depression”.”

Quote of the Day

Milton Friedman

  “The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”

Why we need a new ” Age of Milton Friedman”

“Mr. Moore ends his piece in the Journal by quoting Harvard’s Andrei Shleifer as describing the period from 1980 to 2005 as “The Age of Milton Friedman.” During it we “witnessed remarkable progress of mankind. As the world embraced free-market policies, living standards rose sharply while life expectancy, educational attainment, and democracy improved and absolute poverty declined.” I suppose a question worth asking in this election year is, are we finished with such progress or shall we begin “The Age of Milton Friedman” anew?”

Such Class .

  “On Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday,progressives hope he’s ‘burning in hell’

Today is the 100th birthday of
capitalist propagandist and
ideologue Milton Friedman. What
are you doing to celebrate his no
longer living?

milton friedman is burning in hell
for all eternity, forced to limp fuck
ayn rands disgusting holes

Milton Friedman, the man who
perpetuated the horrors of
capitalism, is 100 today. # p2

Such is the leftist mentality that confronts us today …. “Not your grandpa’s democratic party”

An Economic Giant

  ” Friedman, indeed, is one of the few scholars whose receipt of the Nobel Prize in Economics – which he received in 1976 – did at least as much to bestow prestige on that award as that award did to bestow prestige on him. (The first Nobel
Prize in Economics wasn’t awarded until 1969.)


   Friedman’s stupendous scholarly achievements alone justify commemoration of the centenary
of his birth. But at least as important as Friedman’s scholarship was his lucid and energetic public advocacy of limited government and free
markets. He explained with unmatched clarity how a modern economy’s complexities,nuances, and dynamism almost always thwart even the best-intentioned efforts by government officials to intervene into markets. “

Happy 100th birthday, Milton Friedman

  ” Just to take a few minutes to remember this humble yet mind-blowingly brilliant economist,
and as a demonstration of why we need more voices like his to help make freedom cool again, here are just a couple awesome op-eds and
videos for you reading/viewing pleasure. First,from Stephen Moore in the WSJ: “