Attn, DC Residents: Celebrate Milton Friedman's Life Tonight!

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An event worth checking out:

Host:

CEI, Bureaucrash, AFF, IHS, MPP, SPN, SEPP, The Atlas Foundation and CRC

Location:

Porters
1207 19th St.. NW, Washington, DC View Map

When:

Monday, January 29, 8:30pm

Phone:

202.251.6561

Please join us in celebrating the life of Milton Friedman upstairs at Porters Saloon. We'll start at 8:30PM. At 10PM we'll all watch "The Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman".

Feel "Free to Schmooze" with $3.00 Miller Lites, $4.00 rail drinks and $4.00 house wine. Everyone is invited!

NEXT: Can We Be Frank About Frank?

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  1. The University of Chicago is hosting an event to honor the man at 2:00 today. It is open to the public.

    The Sun-Times has two pieces about Friedman today. The one about ethics is especially good.

  2. If the road to serfdom leads from public services to restrictions on personal behavior, why are smoking restrictions so much less common in socialized-medicine-loving Europe?

  3. CEI, AFF, IHS, MPP, SPN, SEPP, and CRC

    and the C.I.A.
    and the B.B.C
    B.B. King
    and Doris Day
    Matt Busby
    Dig it, Dig it
    Dig it, Dig it

  4. “why are smoking restrictions so much less common in socialized-medicine-loving Europe?”

    Because they chased all their sin-hating do-gooders over here a couple hundred years ago? Because they’ve all been weaned on European films, so they still know smoking is cool?
    Because they have elevated their vices (tobacco, caffeine, other hard(er) drugs) to an art form?

  5. If you can’t make it to that, check out the PBS debut of “Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman.” The tyrants at PBS, no doubt in an effort to suppress M.F.’s voice as best they can, have scheduled it for 10 PM in my area (on the east coast).

    And, I’ll bite:

    “If the road to serfdom leads from public services to restrictions on personal behavior…”

    That’s not what Hayek argued. Not even close. In fact, he explicitly called for the provision of some public services. Check out the book. It’s worth your while. I just re-read it to see how Hayek’s predictions pan out in Venezuela. Developing.

  6. If the road to serfdom leads from public services to restrictions on personal behavior, why are smoking restrictions so much less common in socialized-medicine-loving Europe?

    Were you being serious, joe? I’m not sure, but I think there are only two EU countries without nationwide smoking bans of some sort.

  7. Thanks for the links, highnumber, I sent those articles to some jack-libertarian friends of mine just to see their response.

    I must admit that I am no economist (just taking macro econ principles at university this semester), but even my econ instructor is admitting in class that a market-based economy is fairly well established as the best one atm…I told him that as someone who thought they were fairly hard-core libertarian and that I wanted to know more econ to be able to argue more effectively, he was pleased, even though he doesn’t seem to be totally laizze-faire.

  8. Hey Solitud:

    Smoking ban i EU

    (The problem with the laws in Austria is that there are no smoking zones, but they’re often ignored)

  9. he was pleased, even though he doesn’t seem to be totally laizze-faire. [sic]

    Neither was Hayek

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