1 hr 19 min

F**k Milton Friedman: The Chicago School of Economics‪.‬ Unf*cking The Republic

    • Politics

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.

Show Notes:

Pod Love
Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff: economicupdate.libsyn.com
Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer: pitchforkeconomics.com
The David McWilliams Podcast: davidmcwilliams.ie/podcast

Book Love
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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Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic on Substack at unftr.substack.com to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week.

Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list.

Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility.

Unf*cking the Republic is produced and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Immodest Max and distributed by people who care about the world. 

Podcast art description: Image of the US Congress ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic."

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.

Show Notes:

Pod Love
Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff: economicupdate.libsyn.com
Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer: pitchforkeconomics.com
The David McWilliams Podcast: davidmcwilliams.ie/podcast

Book Love
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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If you like #UNFTR, please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com.

Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee at shop.unftr.com.

Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic on Substack at unftr.substack.com to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week.

Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list.

Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility.

Unf*cking the Republic is produced and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Immodest Max and distributed by people who care about the world. 

Podcast art description: Image of the US Congress ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic."

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1 hr 19 min