Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Friedman > Krugman

And then HE said, get this, he said, "Oh, yeah? Well, YO mama is so fat, her blood type is RAGU!"

The impact of Milton Friedman on modern monetary economics: Setting the
record straight on Paul Krugman's "who was Milton Friedman?"

Edward Nelson & Anna Schwartz
Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming

Paul Krugman's essay "Who Was Milton Friedman?" seriously mischaracterizes Friedman's economics and his legacy. In this paper we provide a rejoinder to Krugman on these issues. In the course of setting the record straight, we provide a self-contained guide to Milton Friedman's impact on modern monetary economics and on today's central banks. We also refute the conclusions that Krugman draws about monetary policy from the experiences of the United States in the 1930s and of Japan in the 1990s.

(Nod to KL)


Angus said...

Milton Friedman invented cheeseburgers by throwing a cow through a chain link fence.

Fred said...

Milton Friedman invented everything worth knowing about living as free people.

Anonymous said...

Milton Friedman could eat sand, and poop Waterford crystal goblets.

Angus said...

When Milton Friedman played Monopoly, it affected the actual global economy!