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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Forgotten Man (Graphic Edition)'

    "We are all Keynesians now," Milton Friedman famously wrote in 1965. At that time, Friedman was reflecting on several decades of government interventionism in economic policy.

  • Equity, not debt: a whole new way to invest in education

    A startup in Chicago is offering to pay tuition in exchange for a share of future earnings. Some see this as a promising escape from the crushing burden of graduate school debt.

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    SOWELL: A return to Keynes?

    The nomination of Janet Yellen to become head of the Federal Reserve System has set off a flurry of media stories. Since she will be the first woman to occupy that position, we can only hope that this will not mean that any criticism of what she does will be attributed to sex bias or to a "war on women."

  • Swiss to vote on guaranteed income; could it work?

    Switzerland will vote on whether to have an unconditional guaranteed basic income of 2,500 Swiss francs per month from the state. Thinkers as varied as MLK and Nixon supported similar proposals in the late 1960s to alleviate poverty.

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    COULSON: Giving school choice the Milton Friedman test

    Last month marked the 101st anniversary of Milton Friedman's birth. The date was celebrated across the nation, particularly — and rightly — by school-choice advocates.

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    TYRRELL: Invasion of the left-wing body snatchers

    Milton Friedman, the great economist, was one of a handful of intellectuals whose work forms the foundation for the modern conservative movement. He has been dead since 2006, but this week would be his centennial. He lived a long and prodigious life.

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    FEULNER: Centennial of a free mind fighting for free markets

    Even if you've never heard of Milton Friedman, you've likely heard some of the famed economist's pithy sayings.

Former D.C, Mayor Anthony A. Williams speaks at a May 6 rally at Freedom Plaza to support school vouchers, which Congress has voted to phase out.

    FORD AND HINER: Moms believe in vouchers

    One of the toughest days in a mother's life is the moment when she lets her precious child walk through the door on the first day of school. Whether it is pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or first grade, a mother knows on that day her child truly isn't a baby anymore.

  • Illustration: GOP embrace of Tea Party by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    WOLF: Channeling Milton Friedman to a conservative victory

    Democrats didn't understand the Tea Party when it launched in 2009, and they don't understand it now. They proclaim that if Republicans nominate Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, the Tea Party will have failed. They could not be more wrong, and their transparent attempt to dispirit conservatives won't work. Those outmatched liberals who received a good old-fashioned shellacking from the Tea Party in 2010 are hardly in a position to define its future success.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Blue Collar Intellectuals'

    In this thin volume, Daniel J. Flynn tells of an era that, if not exactly prelapsarian, was a time when a fair number of regular, walking-around Americans showed interest in the intellectual tradition of the West, and a small number of artists and thinkers catered to this desire for knowledge

  • Illustration: William Niskansen by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    RAHN: William Niskanen, wise and principled

    If only we had followed his recommendations, the United States and the rest of the world would not be in the present mess. On Oct. 26, the world lost one of its wisest, most competent and principled economists, William Niskanen. Bill did his undergraduate work at Harvard and earned a doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he studied under Milton Friedman. He then taught at a couple of leading universities, was a high-level official at the Office of Management and Budget and the Defense Department, served as chief economist of the Ford Motor Co., was a member and, ultimately, head of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers and finally, served for more than two decades as the chairman of the Cato Institute.

  • Illustration: School choice by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    ENLOW: School Choice: Alive and well

    In 1897, when Mark Twain was living in a dingy London apartment, a New York paper mistakenly published an article of his imminent demise. Twain famously quipped in response, "The report of my death was an exaggeration."

  • Venezuela targets student

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - For his outspoken opposition to President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's best-known college student has been called a U.S. collaborator and has had his nose broken in a scuffle.

  • The legendary economist, a champion of liberty


  • The legendary economist, a champion of liberty


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