Happy Birthday, Uncle Milty

Today would have been Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman’s 95th birthday.

Friedman embodied classical liberalism, supporting limited government and fewer taxes.

This video, from the black-and-white days of television, showcases Friedman in his prime, when he was at the University of Chicago. He discusses welfare and Social Security- topics that are incredibly relevant today. It is not surprising that such a genius had the foresight to realize we’d still be dealing with these issues in 2007.

Most importantly, its refreshing to hear someone brilliant advocating the principles of limited government rather than the normal socialist drivel from the geniuses in Congress.