F*ck Milton Friedman.
The Chicago School of Economics.
Here we are Unf*ckers. It’s our great hope that we contextualize the Chicago school of economics and its high priest Milton Friedman by alternately expanding our view of the world and narrowing in on crucial moments that changed the course of history.
As mentioned in the teaser last week, we’ll give credit where credit is due. At no point will we call into question the intellect or even integrity of Milton Friedman or the institution he is synonymous with. To the contrary, we firmly believe that Milton Friedman was indeed a man of great integrity. His downfall, as we’ll argue, was his undying commitment to orthodoxy. His belief that economics is an exact science and that markets are inherently just and therefore capable of taming the worst instincts of human nature.
Fuck. Milton. Friedman.
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- 00:00:55 | The Dark Knight: Why So Serious?
- 00:01:05 | Space Balls: Ludicrous Speed
- 00:01:23 | Back To The Future: He's An Idiot
- 00:05:09 | Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd: Tell Me a Story
- 00:10:12 | Scott Pilgrim vs The World: This is Boring...
- 00:20:03 | AP: Professor Keynes is Optimistic
- 00:23:45 | Ratatouille: He's The Cook
- 00:27:54 | Ferris Bueller: Voodoo Economics
- 00:38:21 | Friedrich Hayek on Politics, Milton Friedman and Gold
- 00:40:06 | The Vision of Barry Goldwater
- 00:41:05 | Milton Friedman: Rights of Workers
- 00:41:42 | Milton Friedman on Capitalism and Poverty
- 00:49:12 | Milton Friedman: Is Capitalism Humane?
- 00:51:11 | Milton Friedman: There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
- 00:57:58 | The Blues Brothers: 106 Miles to Chicago
- 00:59:41 | The Untouchables: The Chicago Way
- 01:01:53 | Margin Call: It's Just Money
- 01:02:23 | Milton Friedman on Capitalism and Poverty
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- John Maynard Keynes: The Economic Consequences of the Peace
- John Maynard Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money: Modern Macroeconomics and the Keynesian Revolution
- Binyamin Appelbaum: The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
- Johan Van Overtveldt: The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business
- Zachary D. Carter: The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
- Thomas Piketty: Capital and Ideology