Milton Friedman’s anti-feminist feminism

27 Feb, 2015 at 14:58 | Posted in Economics, Politics & Society | 2 Comments



  1. Having grown up in the American South, it seems clear to me that Friedman was unaware of just how dear a bigot’s bigotry is to him. A bigot would gladly pay the costs of paying less to those against whom he is prejudiced. 😉 Friedman also seemed to be unaware of the self-reinforcing socio-economic effects of prejudice.

  2. “I suspect that the Milton Friedman that we had was the result
    of a rare coincidence.
    …………..The second part of my response to the question is that I’m glad there is no Milton Friedman anywhere on the political-economy spectrum today. I think that Milton Friedmans are bad for economics and bad for society. Fruitless debates with talented (near-)extremists waste a lot of everyone’s time that could have been spent more constructively, either in research or in arguing about policy issues in a more pragmatic way. I suppose that such debates also help to clarify implicit assumptions and shady arguments, but I think that is a small benefit compared with the cost in sheer hassle.—–Robert Solow

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