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So, with the news of Milton Friedman's death today, I thought a discussion of economic theory would be an appropriate way to honor him.
You've got your Adam Smiths, and your Keynes' and your Marx, and everything inbetween. I'm curious D&D, in a world where you had the means to affect change in American, or global economic policy, where would you steer us?
Is government intervention necessary to for a stable society? How important is stability and fairness? Is it worth giving up certain economic freedoms to achieve?
Personally, I find myself siding with David Friedman, Milton's son, and author of several books focusing on the idea of a very very minimally interventionist government.
I realize, of course, that a true free market will never exist, until and unless we can get everyone involved to agree to it, which would of course mean the entire world, so it's a pipe dream. For now though, I'm content to try and push for less government intervention, and less market regulation.