Milton Friedman (1912-2006) taught economics at the University of Chicago from 1946 to 1977 and was considered the leader of the Chicago School of monetary economics. Awarded a Nobel Prize in 1976, his ideas were developed during the Great Depression and in reaction against the New Deal, based on the economic principles of John Maynard Keynes.
Naomi Klein will speak at the University of Chicago on "Disaster Capitalism: Milton Friedman and the Chicago Boys" and sign books, October 1, 2008 at the International House.
Naomi Klein's webpage.
Interview of Friedman, with detailed links, from PBS (October 1, 2000).
Biography of Friedman (from the Hoover Institution).
Biography of Friedman (from Nobelprize.org).
"Free to Choose: A Conversation with Milton Friedman" Video from FORA.tv and Hillsdale College, San Francisco (May 22, 2006).
"Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman Dies at age 94 PBS, transcript and Video (November 16, 2006).
"Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist, Dies at 94," New York Times (November 16, 2006).
Thomas Piketty, "Vive Milton Friedman," Libération (November 20, 2006).
Serge Halimi, "Milton Friedman n'est pas mort," Le Monde Diplomatique (November 30, 2006).
"Milton Friedman Day, January 29, 2007" (from the Idea Channel).
"Free to Choose Media," with the name based on a PBS TV series hosted by Milton Friedman.