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  1. “Tax Reform is Impossible – Until it is Inevitable”


    Tue, 22 Jul 2014

    The above quote, paraphrasing Milton Friedman (no relation), seems apt. Earlier this year we received the first comprehensive tax reform proposal from Washington since Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The proposal comes

  2. The Fed’s Monetary Misfires


    Mon, 9 Jun 2014

    loans in Federal Reserve Notes , a new banknote that the Fed had the legal authority to issue. However, as economist Milton Friedman and coauthor Anna Schwartz explain in A Monetary History of the United States , just over a decade after its creation

  3. Needed: Monetary Discipline


    Thu, 29 May 2014

    inflation. The only thing that can stop it is a return to the type of discipline that the gold standard offered, such as Milton Friedman ’s suggestion to increase the money supply by just 4% each year. A reprise of the gold standard today would be impractical

  4. The Best Time to Own Cash


    Wed, 11 Sep 2013

    They are rooted in common sense and real-life experience. This is why we should try to remember Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman ’s warning: “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.” I am not sure where the corner

  5. Is the Interest Rate Outlook Closer to 1994 or the Post-World War II Era?


    Wed, 21 Aug 2013

    subsequently raised short-term interest rates. But yields on long-term bonds only rose to 2.75%. Why? Economists Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz, along with Glen Hubbard and Christina Romer, asserted that it had to do with inflation expectations

  6. China’s Government Can’t Stop the Bust


    Thu, 15 Aug 2013

    years there’d be a shortage of sand.” — Milton Friedman On a recent trip to Europe we participated in a forum in Milan of ..... than the S&P 500 index ETF (SPY). Last—and Milton Friedman is rolling over in his grave—why do Americans of both parties have very little confidence in

  7. From Barron’s, July 15, 2013 (Part 2)


    Sat, 13 Jul 2013

    and speculators. He thinks that banks should have a capital requirement of 20% and should stick to basic banking. Milton Friedman lies uneasy in his grave. Pg 41: David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors suggests that the Fed should target the wealth

  8. The Market is the Fed’s Party


    Thu, 30 May 2013

    that they call him “Helicopter” because in 2002 as a new Fed governor Bernanke said, quoting monetary theorist Milton Friedman , that to combat a ruinous deflation, he’d throw dollar bills out of a helicopter. As the noise gets louder

  9. Matthews Asia: Shareholder Letter and Commentaries


    Mon, 29 Apr 2013

    short-term policy in the style of noted economist Milton Friedman to use money supply to control inflation; second, long-term supply ..... cause businesses to invest and consumers to buy. Milton Friedman , one of Thatcher’s own heroes, said Japan needed

  10. Pinpointing the Value in CSR


    Mon, 18 Mar 2013

    the company’s own interests by pursuing a strategy of “doing well by doing good.” In contrast, economist Milton Friedman proclaimed in 1970 (the relative infancy of the modern CSR movement) that in a free society, “there is one and only

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