Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 50404
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2008/6/27-30 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Academia/GradSchool] UID:50404 Activity:nil
6/27    Milton Friedman still ticking lefties off even from the grave

        My personal view on this whole affair is: what a knee jerk reaction!
        Obviously, all these lefties do not seem to realize that
        Milton Friedman's pro-free market views have become mainstream economic
        thinking. Read his "Capitalism and Freedom" and compare it with
        any freshman economics textbooks used virtually at any school, from
        community colleges to private universities. There is no difference.
        I read his text after being exposed to economics in college and, having
        heard so much about the author before, I was actually quite surprised
        how balanced, carefully thought out, and predominantly non-partisan
        his views were. It actually gets quite boring after the second or
        third chapter because you realize that it mostly echoes your
        principles of economics textbook.
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           \_ Whom
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4/30    Cal is a public Ivy League school!
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Economic institute after Milton Friedman, but the social sciences and humanities faculty (ie the left flank at U of C) are signing a petition to prevent the university's administration from choosing the Free to Choose author's as its namesake even though Friedman made famous the "Chicago School" right there at U of C That's not enough for the leftists. Some 100 professors are worried about intellectual diversity. The lefties point to statements in the proprosal that say the institute will "Typify some of Milton Friedman's most interesting academic work." According to one Music professor Robert Kendrick, "I don't think any institute of any educational institution should be so strongly aligned behind a single ideological program." Why don't you apply that logic to the Humanities and English departments at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. John Cochrane, a business professor even gets it wrong in trying to assuage the knee-jerks of the humanities lefties. John, the lefties aren't worried about republicans hiding out. They are worried about free-market capitalism--not exactly something current Republicans can claim they have a consistent record of support. Read between the lines of this statement: "For many people who travel around the word, the university has had a pretty bad reputation that is tied to the Chicago School and economic principles that Milton Friedman advocated," said Yali Amit, a U of C statistics and computer science professor. Milton Friedman still ticking lefties off even from the grave: Comments No news here folks, just more proof that academics are one of the two largest threats to Capitalism (Friedman's words). Socialism, through it's Fuhrer concept (Von Mises words) provides a safe haven for these elitists who consider themselves more enlightened and deserving of their natural role of replacing the market when it comes to the myriad of decisions facing the lowly rabble. Take away their Ivory-Tower tenure and they would at least be accountable to their respective administrations rather than academic institutional (union or union-like) socialist herd mentality. May the Internet replace 99% of them at a small fraction of the current cost of near exclusively leftist biased education.