Milton Friedman Day

By Aaron Rice
January 25, 2007

Monday, January 29, has been declared Milton Friedman Day to celebrate the life of perhaps the leading proponent of free market economics in the world. Friedman, who died in November, received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976 at age 64, but continued at full pace until his death 30 years later espousing his belief that free markets are essential for economic and political freedom throughout the world.

He once wrote, "The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both."

Friedman pioneered the concept of vouchers for parents to purchase education services at the schools that are best for their children, and he spent the last ten years of his life championing that idea.

To learn more about Friedman and his impact on America and the world, you can watch a new documentary called, "The Power of Choice," which will air Monday night, January 29, at 9:00 p.m. on Mississippi ETV. For more information, go to


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