There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Milton Friedman

A couple of months ago, I read Milton Friedman’s landmark book, Free to Choose.

Milton Friedman

It may be a bit of an unnecessary comparison, but Free to Choose is revealing in the same way that the book Freakonomics is revealing when the author exposes the data – it just makes perfect sense. Free to Choose is like that. All of the issues in the world that most good people care about – poverty, education, prosperity, freedom – are discussed in this book. And after reading the book, it must be clear to any rational human being, that most of the attempts that federal government has made to address these issues, has done little good, and has likely made any problems far worse than they would have been had the government done nothing.

Since reading the book, I’ve also viewed some of the Free to Choose videos that preceded it, to which you can find links at this site:

Milton Friedman died in 2006, at the age of 94. It’s too bad he couldn’t have lived another few years to witness what is going on today. I’d like to hear his thoughts.


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