Here we are Unf*ckers. It’s our great hope that we contextualize the Chicago School of Economics and its high priest Milton Friedman by alternately expanding our view of the world and narrowing in on crucial moments that changed the course of history.
As mentioned in the teaser last week, we’ll give credit where credit is due. At no point will we call into question the intellect or even integrity of Milton Friedman or the institution he is synonymous with. To the contrary, we firmly believe that Milton Friedman was indeed a man of great integrity. His downfall, as we’ll argue, was his undying commitment to orthodoxy. His belief that economics is an exact science and that markets are inherently just and therefore capable of taming the worst instincts of human nature.
F**k. Milton. Friedman.
Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff: economicupdate.libsyn.com
Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer: pitchforkeconomics.com
The David McWilliams Podcast: davidmcwilliams.ie/podcast
Joseph Stiglitz- People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: bookshop.org/a/23377/9780393358339
Binyamin Appelbaum- The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society: bookshop.org/a/23377/9780316512329
Johan Van Overtveldt- The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business: bookshop.org/a/23377/9781932841190
Zachary D. Carter- The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes: bookshop.org/a/23377/9780525509035
Thomas Piketty- Capital and Ideology: bookshop.org/a/23377/9780674980822
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