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Milton Friedman

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  • Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives."
  • How to lessen the income gap in America

    The Tribune Editorial Board should not take the advice of Milton Friedman on economics. After all, if the minimum wage had only kept pace with inflation since 1968, it would be almost $11 per hour now. Friedman was an economic adviser to President...

    Is raising the minimum wage really 'fair'?

    Today, families are struggling to keep up with their bills and rising grocery costs. The average household takes in $3,400 less than it did seven years ago, and small businesses are still struggling their heads above water. In many cases, families...

    Liberals come late to the pot party

    Liberals come late to the pot party
    With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue...

    Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Student portfolio is a jewel of an idea

    For 38 years I had a picture hanging in my office of three kids in a rowboat, armed with wooden swords, attacking a pirate ship. The pirates wait pensively with cannons and pistols. As the kids climb ropes attempting to board the ship, the lead attacker...