Milton Friedman Vs. The Tech Oligarchs: Reclaiming the System

When I was in university studying finance and economics, I became enthralled with the ideas of the great economist Milton Friedman. Professor Friedman had made quite a stir among the established elite and gave downtrodden lovers of liberty much needed hope during and after the bleak 1970’s. We were in the process of beginning our fourth recession in twelve years soon after the election of Ronald Reagan. Even the periods between recessions were characterized by close to double digit unemployment and inflation. Even those that had work, felt little job…