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Milton Friedman at The Commonwealth Club: A Reader, Part II

Nov 29, 2010 @ 3:01 PM
This is the continuation of a previous post.


We decided to make Milton Friedman's Commonwealth Club speeches available here for anyone interested in what this guru of the modern market economists had to say. We think that even if you disagree with his politics and theories, you will find him to be an engaging speaker, and it might help people understand how Friedman's many acolytes in free-market circles think.

The speeches are presented here as scans of the published speeches and question-and-answer sessions from The Commonwealth, the official publication of The Commonwealth Club. We apologize if some of the quality of the scans are not the greatest; we did the best we could without doing damage to the bound copies of the publication. Unfortunately, we do not have audio or video files of these speeches, or we would gladly link to them here.

Click on the images to view them in larger sizes.

July 17, 1987: "In Defense of Dumping"




July 15, 1988: "Internationalization of the U.S. Economy – Fact or Fiction"



July 21, 1989: "Communism and the Market"



June 1, 1990: "A Welfare State Syllogism"


August 7, 1992: "Parental Choices: The Effective Way to Improve Schools"





August 14, 1998: "Two Lucky People"



See the first part of this Milton Friedman reader here.