David Friedman on the Contributions of Immigrants

In a recent substack post, David Friedman points out a problem with judging immigrants solely by their fiscal impact. His analysis is so clear that it’s worth reposting part of it. Here it is: What is bizarre about [Emil] Kierkegaard’s argument is that he identifies fiscal impact with contribution to society, writing, on the basis … Read more

Milton Friedman Was an Infuriating Man

You take my friend Fenwick. He is an exceedingly loveable little man. His disposition is so sunny, his character so open, that even the Most Hardened Cynics, of whom my wife is International Chairman, call Fenwick “utterly adorable.” He is the very incarnation of the Boy Scout creed: “trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, … Read more