Friedman, Milton

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Name
Friedman, Milton Gender: M
born on 31 July 1912 at 09:45:36 (= 09:45:36 AM )
Place Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, 40n38, 73w56
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified w/o approx. time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°59' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°31 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°01'



Milton Friedman

Biography

American economist, statistician, and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and is known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. As a leader of the Chicago school of economics, he profoundly influenced the research agenda of the economics profession. A survey of economists ranked Friedman as the second most popular economist of the twentieth century after John Maynard Keynes, and The Economist described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century...possibly of all of it."

Friedman was an economic adviser to Republican U.S. President Ronald Reagan. His political philosophy extolled the virtues of a free market economic system with minimal intervention. He once stated that his role in eliminating U.S. conscription was his proudest accomplishment, and his support for school choice led him to found The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. In his 1962 book Capitalism and Freedom, Friedman advocated policies such as a volunteer military, freely floating exchange rates, abolition of medical licenses, a negative income tax, andeducation vouchers. His ideas concerning monetary policy, taxation, privatization and deregulation influenced government policies, especially during the 1980s. His monetary theory influenced the Federal Reserve's response to the global financial crisis of 2007–08.

Milton Friedman's works include many monographs, books, scholarly articles, papers, magazine columns, television programs, videos, and lectures, and cover a broad range of topics of microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history, and public policy issues. His books and essays were widely read, and have had an international influence, including in former Staliniststates.

He died 16 November 2006.


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Birth time unknown. Starkman rectification is 9.45.36 EST

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (68 Yrs)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Economics
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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