Thursday, March 18, 2010

Unappreciative Harvard Freshmen

Prof. Greg Mankiw, recommended Milton Friedman's book Capitalism and Freedom. Apparently, some of the freshman in his class like the book but don't appreciate Friedman's style.
Friedman was one of the most important economists during the second half of the twentieth century. In this book, he explains his approach to economic policy, which includes more emphasis on personal freedom and market mechanisms and less emphasis on centralized governmental solutions. This book is always one of the favorites of students in my freshman seminar. Both those who agree with it and those who don't appreciate Friedman's straightforward, logical prose.
That, or Prof. Mankiw is in need of a comma.

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