An Interesting Statement by Milton Friedman

by VanessaVaile

fresh and intriguing but also unsettling insights into (architect of neoliberalism and godfather of Shock Doctine) Milton Friedman on policy economics… could he have been describing his own relationships within the corridors of power?

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It is summer, and I am working on my third book, this one on school choice (e.g., vouchers, charter schools). (For those who might be concerned that I do not know how enjoy summer, I also lounge in the pool almost daily and intentionally schedule visits with friends so that I do not become a crazy, book-writing hermit crab.)

The late economist Milton Friedman is considered to be the “father of school choice,” and so, I am including information on Friedman my school choice book.

While working on my chapter on Friedman, I came across a 1995 interview that Friedman did with Reason magazine senior editor Brian Doherty.

In that interview, Friedman offers the following advice to those who would work in economic policy. However, his words take on fresh meaning in our current atmosphere in which those influencing educational policy are financially dependent upon wealthy individuals and organizations with…

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