Why Milton Friedman Was Rare

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David R. Henderson (2013)
  • Journal: Econ Journal Watch, volume 10, issue 2 May, pages 189-194
  • Subject: Inflation,Keynesian economics,draft,passion,warmth,integrity,Milton Friedman,economics,economists
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It is not impossible for there to be another economist of Milton Friedman’s stature, but it is unlikely. Milton had a rare combination of characteristics. His brilliance showed up in his economics work early in his life and led him to some major contributions that affec... View more
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