Is Milton Friedman a Libertarian?

Laissez-Faire, No. 32, p. 9-22, March 2010

14 Pages Posted: 6 May 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: March 4, 2010

Abstract

Milton Friedman calls himself a small ā€œlā€ libertarian. Just because he does so, however, does not mean we have to concur with this self-styled description. Friedman is thus maintaining that while he does not vote for the latter, perhaps for strategic reasons, its philosophy on political economic issues is closest to his own, of all political parties. As with all empirical matters, we must check the evidence if we are to properly evaluate such a claim.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Is Milton Friedman a Libertarian? (March 4, 2010). Laissez-Faire, No. 32, p. 9-22, March 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1831469

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