• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Julio H. Cole
  • 00:27    |    
    Why is Milton Friedman an important figure to write about?
  • 01:20    |    
    Is Milton Friedman's article on methodology read in the political community?
  • 02:57    |    
    Aside from economists, do people generally know about Milton Friedman?
  • 04:08    |    
    What problems did you encounter when writing the book about Milton Friedman?
    • Which were the other two problems you encountered?
      • Voluminous work
      • Not being an economist
    • Structure of the book
  • 09:50    |    
    Is it possible that Milton Friedman tried to separate the scientist from the economist?
  • 10:07    |    
    How and why did Milton Friedman become a passionate advocate for classical liberal society?
    • Gradual transition
    • Influence of Adam Smith
  • 15:20    |    
    In the founding meeting of Mont Pelerin Society, was Milton Friedman the youngest participant?
  • Powerful force
  • 17:35    |    
    His gift as a great communicator
  • 19:35    |    
    Does Milton Friedman have relevance in the economy of the 21st century?
    • Scientific work
    • Classical liberal work
  • 24:24    |    
    Final words
  • 24:43    |    
    Final credits

Milton Friedman: His Influence in Economics and Politics

New Media  | 31 de julio de 2012  | Vistas: 65

William Ruger talks about his reasons to write the book Milton Friedman, which is part of the series Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers, and during the conversation, he makes reference to the importance of such character for the history of the classical liberal, political and economic thought. Ruger also sets out the work of this economist and statistician on the relationship between economics and political freedom. He comments on three problems he encountered when writing the book; the first was being deployed to Irak, the second was the voluminous amount of material written by Milton Friedman, and the third was the difficulty of working on his economic thought, since Ruger is not an economist but a social scientist. The interview concludes with the discussion of the influence of this figure in the economy of the twenty-first century.


William Ruger is research fellow in foreign policy studies at the…