Friedman’s Bulldog? Edward Yardeni Presents a Brief for Capitalism

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A Personal Reflection

At some level you carry what you learned in school with you for the rest of your life. I went to the University of Chicago out of high school, hoping to study with Milton Friedman, who had published Capitalism and Freedom a decade earlier. I didn’t wind up studying directly with Friedman but I got to know him through other channels and took courses from many of his friends and students including George Stigler, Yale Brozen, and Deirdre McCloskey. Friedman’s values, Chicago School economics, and classical liberalism have shaped my intellectual life — as has the unrelenting dedication to free inquiry of University of Chicago presidents Hanna Holborn Gray and Robert Zimmer. It was a great way to start my adulthood.

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