Milton Friedman - Economics in Ten

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Want to know more about Milton Friedman? The marmite of economics! You may have noticed that people either love him or hate him. Mrs Thatcher lauded him as the quintessential ‘intellectual freedom fighter’ but for others he’s the architect of a damaging neoliberalism ideology, the so-called "shock doctrine" that has damaged many societies around the world. Arguably both views are too simplistic in a world that has become increasingly binary in its thinking; perhaps there is a middle ground.

Dubbed the most influential economist of the late 20th Century, there is much to say about Friedman (as you’ll discover) and trying to guide you through as always, in an even handed manner, are Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists.


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