Small government is no match for a crisis born of the state’s twin addictions to market fixes and fossil fuels.
Over the past five decades, we have invited Monty Python, Julia Child, Barney, William F. Buckley Jr. and Carl Sagan into our living rooms. Sound eclectic? It’s called the Public Broadcasting Service.
Fifty years after Milton Friedman blessed corporate greed, liberals are still trying to rebut his arguments. They’re fighting the wrong battle.
Milton Friedman’s libertarian economics influenced presidents and inspired “greed is good.” So what did Friedman get right — and wrong? Today’s business leaders and economists weigh in.
Milton Friedman’s free-market ideas found favor in a free-love era and helped redirect the country toward the right. The aftershocks of his radical arguments are still being felt today.
The economist taught a generation of corporate leaders that profit should be their main motive. A new group of C.E.O.s begs to differ.