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FRIEDMAN FRIDAY “Milton Friedman’s School Voucher Idea at 60” by Dan Lips June 24, 2015

—- Milton Friedman’s School Voucher Idea at 60 ByDAN LIPSJune 24, 2015 8:00 AM From school choice to personalized lifelong learning. Sixty years ago, Milton Friedman came up with a profound idea for improving education. Rather than paying public schools to educate the students in their districts, the future Nobel Laureate argued, the government should […]

“For years, a lot of us subscribed to the notion that Milton Friedman warned us about,” that government would harm the economy if it didn’t take a light-touch approach to business, said former Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, a longtime Biden friend, referring to the economist who helped define the small-government neoliberal philosophy.

— President Biden in the White House on March 18.ANDREW HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS Behind Biden’s Big Plans: Belief That Government Can Drive Growth Multitrillion-dollar spending program would reverse Reagan-era tacit understanding that public sector is less efficient than the private in allocating resources By Jacob M. Schlesinger and Andrew Restuccia March 30, 2021 11:37 am ET […]

OPEN LETTER TO BARACK OBAMA ON HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY “A PROMISED LAND” Part 117 IMMIGRATION Milton Friedman noted, “If you ask anybody, any American economic historian [around 1914] was that (free immigration} a good thing for America, everybody will say yes it was a wonderful thing for America that we had free immigration. If you ask anybody today, should we have free immigration today, everybody will __ almost everybody will say no. What’s the difference? I think there’s only one difference and that is that when we had free immigration it was immigration of jobs in which everybody benefited, but today, if you have a system under which you have essentially a governmental guarantee of relief in case of distress, you have a very, very real problem.”

— Milton Friedman in 2004 Power of the Market – Immigration MILTON FRIEDMAN ON IMMIGRATION MILTON FRIEDMAN ON IMMIGRATION PART 2 March 18, 2021 Office of Barack and Michelle ObamaP.O. Box 91000Washington, DC 20066 Dear President Obama, I wrote you over 700 letters while you were President and I mailed them to the White House […]

My March 11, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, MILTON FRIEDMAN: “The high rate of unemployment among teenagers, and especially black teenagers, is both a scandal and a serious source of social unrest. Yet it is largely a result of minimum wage laws.”

Ep. 4 – From Cradle to Grave [6/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980) March 11, 2021 President Biden c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for taking time to have your office try and get a pulse on what is going on out here in […]

My March 9, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, MILTON FRIEDMAN: The higher wage rate decreed by Congress for low-paid workers will raise the cost of the goods that these workers produce—and must discourage sales. It will also induce employers to replace such workers with other workers—either to do the same work or to produce machinery to do the same work or to produce machinery to do the work!

Ep. 4 – From Cradle to Grave [6/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980) March 9,  2021 President Biden c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for taking time to have your office try and get a pulse on what is going on out here in […]

My March 7, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, In 1966, Milton Friedman argued “that the minimum-wage law is the most anti-Negro law on our statute books.”

Ep. 4 – From Cradle to Grave [6/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980) March 7, 2021 President Biden c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for taking time to have your office try and get a pulse on what is going on out here in […]

My March 5, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, MILTON FRIEDMAN noted, “Congress has just acted to increase unemployment. It did so by raising the legal minimum-wage rate from $1.25 to $1.60 an hour, effective in 1968, and extending its coverage. The result will be and must be to add to the ranks of the unemployed.”

Ep. 4 – From Cradle to Grave [6/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980) March 5, 2021 President Biden c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for taking time to have your office try and get a pulse on what is going on out here in […]

My March 3, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, MILTON FRIEDMAN: “insofar as minimum wage laws have any effect at all, their effect is clearly to increase poverty. The state can legislate a minimum wage rate. It can hardly require employers to hire at that minimum all who were formerly employed at wages below the minimum”

Ep. 4 – From Cradle to Grave [6/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980) March 3, 2021 President Biden c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for taking time to have your office try and get a pulse on what is going on out here in […]

My March 1, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, The Luddite fallacy seeks to boost jobs by eschewing labor-saving technologies. MILTON FRIEDMAN once heard a Third World bureaucrat, suffering from this fallacy, defend his decision to have poor workers dig a massive canal with shovels rather than earth movers because that meant more jobs. Friedman asked: Why don’t you replace their shovels with spoons?

Ep. 4 – From Cradle to Grave [6/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980) March 1, 2021 President Biden c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for taking time to have your office try and get a pulse on what is going on out here in […]

My February 27, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, LARRY ELDER: Speaking of “systemic racism,” Democrats want to INCREASE the minimum wage to $15. Economist Milton Friedman called the minimum wage law “the most anti-Negro” law on the statute books.

Ep. 4 – From Cradle to Grave [6/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980) February 27, 2021 President Biden c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for taking time to have your office try and get a pulse on what is going on out here in […]