Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
A blast from the past - Milton Friedman
Old 02-28-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
dex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,105
A blast from the past - Milton Friedman

What is nice about the Donahue interview is that Friedman was allowed to answer.
All we get today are sound bites and pundits yelling their points.

We are really lacking intelligent discussion of the issues in the general media.

I wonder what Friedman would say about what is going on today.

I found this link on a backpacking forum I read. I don't know anything about PopModal.

PopModal The Conservative's Alternative to YouTube - Milton Friedman Owns Phil Donahue

Check out the guy asking the question in this one
PopModal The Conservative's Alternative to YouTube - M. Friedman Debates Colonialism & Capitalism
__________________

__________________
Sometimes death is not as tragic as not knowing how to live. This man knew how to live--and how to make others glad they were living. - Jack Benny at Nat King Cole's funeral
dex is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-01-2009, 01:12 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
laurence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,234
Brilliant man, truth is timeless. Capitalism is the worst economic system, except for all the others. (with apologies to Churchill)
__________________

__________________
laurence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2009, 05:45 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RonBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by dex View Post
All we get today are sound bites and pundits yelling their points.
Sound Bites is what "we" want and Sound Bites is what "we" gets.

Three ways to give a good interview, and one way to shake things up | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Quote:
2. Be short. The world does not have an unlimited attention span to hear how your mind works. So you can’t think out loud in an interview and have everyone wait til you get to your point. Your point has to start right away.

Also, if you are short then you are more likely to be interesting the whole time. The longer you talk about a given topic the harder it is to keep someone’s interest. In the PR world this is called “soundbite”. But really, you can use the sound bite technique everywhere – on radio, in a blog post, on a date.
__________________
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu
RonBoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2009, 07:53 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,961
Free to Choose has been in my top ten book list ever since it was published...thanks for the links, I enjoyed watching.
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2009, 07:56 AM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Eagle43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 1,879
Dex,
Thanks for the link. Where is Mr. Friedman when we really need him?
__________________
Resist much. Obey Little. . . . Ed Abbey

Disclaimer: My Posts are for my amusement only.
Eagle43 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2009, 09:03 AM   #6
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle43 View Post
Dex,
Thanks for the link. Where is Mr. Friedman when we really need him?

Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, New York
__________________
gindie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2009, 09:22 AM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
73ss454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LaLa Land
Posts: 4,378
Hmm, Beth David, I grew up in Elmont and DW lived one block from that Cemetery.
__________________

__________________
73ss454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surfing Safari is a Blast TromboneAl Life after FIRE 46 08-28-2007 05:37 PM
Alli: a blast from the passed? FlogBlogger Health and Early Retirement 15 07-02-2007 12:52 PM
Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman REWahoo Other topics 19 09-30-2006 02:01 PM
Friedman on Gasoline Taxes Eagle43 Other topics 21 04-18-2005 11:38 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:08 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.