"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Milton Friedman

Free to Choose.   Probably the Wealth of Nations of the 20th Century.   Here is Friedman at the height of his powers in the late 1970s, giving the nation a master class in free enterprise and human freedom generally.   This set the stage for Reagan intellectually, and we would do well to revisit Friedman's teachings as we try to dig ourselves out of four years of Obamaism.

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