I was enjoying the paper this morning when a headline caught my eye from which the title of this blog post was taken. The columnist is certainly left-leaning, but every once in a while she gets it. Unfortunately today was not her day. The article was a lamenting drone about how unfair the education systems is in Pennsylvania. Here are some of the gems in this tome;
“It seems a little off that where you live can determine the type of education you receive. But that’s the way things are in Pennsylvania right now.”
Another of my favorite economists, Thomas Sowell, schools a liberal on welfare. It is interesting how the arguments never change. You should watch the post on “do gooders” after this.
By the way for you Glenn Beck fans out there the liberal is Francis Fox Piven who Glenn regularly talks about.
Milton Friedman discusses economic behavior as it relates to “moral” or “immoral” laws.
This clip by Thomas Sowell is not quite as entertaining, but the information is worth watching.
This is the first of many clips where Milton Friedman schools a true “do gooder,” Phil Donohoe.
You can substitute “free phone,” “free heath care,” “free school” for the “free lunch” in the video of Milton Friedman.
It is refreshing to see a celebrity like Bono with some sense AND willing to say it. I’m going to download some U2 now!
Thomas Sowell makes an argument that a welfare state is just following the same tenants of slavery.
Perhaps the BEST Milton Friedman clip…EVER!
I’ve watched this clip perhaps sixty times and it still makes me smile.
Milton Friedman is one of my favorite economics. He is brilliant, but most importantly he has a way of explaining things in a very simple way. Why his lectures, widely available on YouTube, are not shown in every school is a mystery to me. Here he discussed the magic of the pencil
This video was a take on the famous book(let) by Leonard Read titled I, Pencil.