Milton Friedman and the Power of Ideas
In our present economic crisis of an escalating national debt, high unemployment, high taxation, and an Administration that believes in the power of the federal government through regulation and social experimentation, it is essential that we remember the ideas of Milton Friedman. Friedman’s principles of freedom and liberty over centralized government authority are desperately needed in our current political and economic climate. They also provide the policy solutions needed to revive our national economy. As the nation remembers the 100th birthday of Milton Friedman, his ideas are still on the march, being pushed by not only academics and policymakers, but also the numerous citizens who make up the Tea Party Movement, who are fighting to restore the principles of constitutional limited government.