Believe it or not — the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences committee’s reasoning for awarding Milton Friedman. You better believe it! He believed…

Apparently, it’s all about belief…

milton friedman

“A large part of Friedman’s conclusions about the possibilities of economic policy is based on his liberal belief in the positive, built-in properties of a functioning market economy.” (“The Prize in Economics 1976 – Presentation Speech“, 1976)

About Friedman’s beliefs and the molding of neoliberal ideas read:
— Burgin, Angus. 2015. The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression. Harvard University Press.
— Klein, Naomi. 2007. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Knopf.
MirowskiPhilip and Dieter Plehwe. 2015. 
The Road from Mont PèlerinThe Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective. With a New Preface. Harvard University Press.
— Peck, James. 2010. Constructions of Neoliberal Reason. Oxford University Press.
— Slobodian, Quinn. 2018. Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism. Harvard University Press.
— Stedman Jones, Daniel. 2013. Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics. Princeton University Press.

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