Posts Tagged ‘Milton Friedman’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    More Recyling Matters

    Sep 26, 12 • 659 Views • No Comments

    Aluminum recycling is in the news because of a break-up. Together, Alcoa and Novelis (owned by HindalCo, an Indian firm) had been collecting and recycling cans–40 billion last year. But no more. Now, competing for used cans, each firm will do it alone.......  [read more]

  • The Fed Debate

    Sep 5, 12 • 794 Views • No Comments

    10 years ago, the future Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said to Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, “Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.” What......  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Meeting Paul Ryan’s Economic Muse

    Aug 13, 12 • 1255 Views • 2 Comments

    People tend to ask, “Who??” when Friedrich von Hayek is named as Paul Ryan’s economic muse. Our purpose right now is to get to know some Hayek basics to see what Ryan brings to the Romney/Ryan candidacy. Austrian born, a naturalized British......  [read more]

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    Remembering Milton Friedman

    Jul 31, 12 • 667 Views • No Comments

    Split down the middle, opinion about the US economy puts private initiative or government first. Those who place individual enterprise first believe most private income belongs to those who generate it. By contrast, government’s advocates see a......  [read more]

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Free or Fair Government?

    Apr 16, 12 • 557 Views • No Comments

    I live in a town where I have to pay for garbage pick-up and recycling or I can dispose of it myself. The fire department is voluntary. Because there is no local high school, the town pays other school districts to educate our teenagers. In our town,......  [read more]