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  1. The End of Short-Termism is Long Overdue

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    Thu, 7 May 2015

    only recently so, starting with the now legendary (or infamous, depending on your perspective) essay by economist Milton Friedman in The New York Times in September 1970 titled, “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits

  2. Where Is the Prudence in Macroprudential Policy?

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    Fri, 1 May 2015

    in the Milken Institute’s Power of Ideas 2015 . Milton Friedman once said that “when that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas ..... When will policymakers awaken to this reality? As Milton Friedman suggests, it may take another crisis. Let’s

  3. An Open Letter to the Eurozone

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    Thu, 9 Apr 2015

    offset the increasing money. (For the files, P and Q are prices and quantity of goods and services – elementary Milton Friedman .) Thus the importance of the combined power of the zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) + quantitative easing (QE

  4. The United States of Europe

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    Fri, 20 Feb 2015

    increases and demand does not. For that matter, why not just drop euros out of helicopters all over Europe? This was Milton Friedman ’s tongue-in-cheek solution to deflation (with dollars, instead of euros, certainly). An airborne dump

  5. Smead Capital: 4Q 2014 Shareholder Letter

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    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    lower gasoline should be a huge stimulus to commuters and motivator to recently married couples buying a house. Milton Friedman taught us about the difference between transitory income and regular income. Two months of cheaper gasoline is transitory

  6. The Attack on Shareholder Value

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    Wed, 31 Dec 2014

    entity itself. Shareholder primary is a managerial choice--not a legal requirement.” On math, Stout writes “ Milton Friedman and other late twentieth-century academic economists were obsessed with optimizing: picking a single objective

  7. The World’s Dumbest Idea

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    often the SVM movement is traced to an editorial by Milton Friedman in 1970. 2 Given Friedman’s loathing of all things ..... how many bad ideas in economics appear to stem from Milton Friedman . Not only is he culpable in the development of SVM

  8. Montier: Shareholder Value Maximization ‘The World’s Dumbest Idea’

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    Tue, 2 Dec 2014

    often the SVM movement is traced to an editorial by Milton Friedman in 1970. 2 Given Friedman’s loathing of all things ..... how many bad ideas in economics appear to stem from Milton Friedman . Not only is he culpable in the development of SVM

  9. Escape Fandango​

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    Mon, 24 Nov 2014

    decade earlier – were inexplicably volatile, relative to the doctrine of monetarism, as espoused by none other than Milton Friedman . Conventional monetarist religion had held that a regime of floating exchange rates would unleash market forces to

  10. The Myth of Student Debt: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” ― Milton Friedman In an effort to address the anguish and outcry of rising debt, the long silent player, the federal government, has taken

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