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  • No-Exit Strategy May Be Fed Burden in Unwinding Stimulus

  • Bernanke Can’t Blame His Sins on Milton Friedman: Amity Shlaes

    Ben and Milton are together. Ben is asking Milton a question: “Shall there be action, Master, or depression?” Ben is like Obi-Wan Kenobi to Milton’s Yoda. At first, Milton doesn’t answer. Finally, Milton speaks. “Depression let it be. Deflation it must be.”

  • Why Money Supply Matters for Draghi’s Euro Economy Amid Slowing

    Central bankers once kept money- supply measures atop the list of indicators they monitored when managing the economy.

  • Krugman Tries to Bury Friedman, Buries Himself

    It’s good that Milton Friedman is dead, because for the past week Paul Krugman has been trying to kill him off and discredit his monetarist theories.

  • For Libertarian Utopia, Float Away on ‘Startup’ Nation

    As dawn breaks over the Gulf of Fonseca, southeast of El Salvador, Patri Friedman sets out for a jog. He trots past domed hothouses filled with fruit trees and feels the sidewalk sway gently underfoot as a tugboat chugs by with a floating apartment building in tow. The year is 2024, and Friedman lives on a so-called seastead, a waterbound city of some 1,000 people who produce their own food, their own energy and -- most important -- their own laws.

  • Was Milton Friedman Wrong About Everything?

    Milton Friedman is not the unperson that Paul Krugman makes him out to be.

  • Anna Schwartz, Economist Milton Friedman’s Co-Author, Dies at 96

    Anna Schwartz, an economist and co- author with Milton Friedman of a book on monetary policy that shaped the views of central bankers including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, has died. She was 96.

  • As Republicans Hail Hayek, Their Plans Advance Friedman

    Friedrich Hayek’s book “The Road to Serfdom” has served as a beacon for American conservatives since its publication in 1944. Today’s Republicans often cite the book in their fight to limit federal power and regulation. Hayek’s views, however, were more complicated than they often assume.

  • Chile Invoking Ghost of Friedman Kills CPI Linkers

    Chile’s success in stamping out inflation is punishing investors in the nation’s $51.7 billion government bond market, where more than 70 percent of the outstanding debt is linked to consumer prices.

  • Romney, Perry, Cain Square Off on Economy in Debate (Transcript)

    Republican presidential candidates promised to deliver the leadership that Washington needs to overcome congressional gridlock as they pitched their plans for jobs and taxes and called for the removal of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a debate tonight at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Participating in the event, sponsored by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post, were former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; Texas Governor Rick Perry; former pizza magnate Herman Cain; Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman; Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker; Ron Paul, a Texas representative; former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Moderators of the debate included PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, Bloomberg reporter

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