publication . Article . 2013

Educational Vouchers: Freedom to Choose?

Jordan Reel; Walter E. Block;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Contemporary Economics, volume 7, issue 4 December (issn: 2084-0845, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Warsaw: Vizja Press & IT
Abstract
Milton Friedman is famous for his book title: “Free to Choose.” He also favors educational vouchers, which denies the freedom to choose to people who do not wish to subsidize the education of other people’s children. Thus, he is guilty of a logical contradiction. Why is it important to assess whether Friedman’s views on educational vouchers are logically consistent with his widespread reputation as an advocate of free enterprise, and, thus, freedom to chose? It is important to assess all figures in political economy, and indeed all of scholarship, for logical consistency. It is particularly important to do so in the present case, given the prestige in certain qu...
Subjects
free text keywords: school vouchers, Milton Friedman, HB71-74, Economics as a science, economic freedom, I2, choice, I28, ddc:330
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publication . Article . 2013

Educational Vouchers: Freedom to Choose?

Jordan Reel; Walter E. Block;