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Milton Friedman Centenary

To celebrate Milton Friedman’s centenary the Adam Smith Institute is holding a tribute evening on Monday October 15th.  Starting with drinks at Church House, Westminster, from 6.0 pm, the speakers will be Peter Lilley MP debating drugs, Dr Adam Martin of King’s College, London, talking about free trade, and Dr Eamonn Butler of the ASI looking at the idea of a negative income tax.

Milton Friedman has enormous influence on his century, doing as much as anyone to assert the superiority of market economies over centrally planned ones, and putting free choices ahead of authoritarian diktats.  I knew him personally, and can report that throughout his life he never lost a boyish sense of fun, or ever wavered in his belief that most people can look after themselves better than can bureaucrats.

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