Today’s Brew 8-10-09

Intercollegiate Studies Institute has a publication called The Canon, and in the latest edition, they feature a 5-page summary of a book called Econoclasts written by Professor Brian Domitrovic. We have uploaded the entire issue here, once you open it you will know what to do, but you can cheat and scroll down to page 8 where the Econoclasts excerpt begins.

ISI The Canon – Summer 2009

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Today’s Brew 5-29-09

Stephen Moore: Missing Milton: Who Will Speak For Free Markets?

I would rank Milton Friedman, next to Ronald Reagan, as the greatest apostle for freedom and free markets in the second half of the 20th century. I used to find great joy in visiting him and his wife and co-author, Rose, at their home in San Francisco. We’d have dinner at their favorite Chinese restaurant and chat about the latest silliness out of Washington.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately of one of my last conversations with Milton, who warned that “even though socialism is a discredited economic model and capitalism is raising living standards to new heights, the left intellectuals continue to push for bigger government everywhere I look.” He predicted that people would be seduced by collectivist ideas again.