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106 years since the birth of Milton Friedman

106 years since the birth of Milton Friedman

Today, July 31st marks the 106th anniversary of the birth of Milton Friedman, one of the most important economists of the 20th century and a defender of the ideas of freedom.

Friedman, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976, was one of the pillars of the Chicago School, whose representatives played a major role in the economic policy of governments like Ronald Reagan’s and Margaret Thatcher’s.

Even more important was his influence in the field of ideas. For example, the works of Capitalism and Freedom of 1962 (released in Greek by Papadopoulos Publishing) and the documentary series Free to Choose, that he prepared together with his wife Rose, continue even today to be reference points for the spread of ideas of freedom.

KEFIM, on the occasion of today’s anniversary, reminds us of the video made by LearnLiberty.gr on the Friedman’s and the Chicago School’s financial ideas, which you can see here.

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