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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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

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    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

  9. The Fed’s Monetary Misfires

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    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

  10. Needed: Monetary Discipline

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    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

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