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Milton Friedman


Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician, professor at the University of Chicago, and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. He founded the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and played a key role in helping to end U.S. conscription. With his 10-part PBS documentary series, Free to Choose, he became a household name. The Economist praised him as “the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century...possibly of all of it.” [1]
A 2007 article from Commentary Magazine stated, "Milton Friedman grew up in Rahway, New Jersey, the son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants. (His parents were moderately observant, but Friedman, after an intense burst of childhood piety, rejected religion altogether.)" https://www.commentarymagazine.com/viewarticle.cfm/milton-friedman-by-lanny-ebenstein-10876?page=all
When asked "Do you believe in God? And what, if anything, does God have to do with economics?", Friedman responded with a note reading, "I am an agnostic. I do not ‘believe in’ God, but I am not an atheist, because I believe the statement, ‘There is a god’ does not admit of being either confirmed or rejected. I do not believe God has anything to do with economics. But values do.” [2]

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