Interview: Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman was born on July 31 1912 in Brooklyn, the fourth child of immigrants from Ukraine. He financed his education himself through picking up various jobs, and gained a scholarship which allowed him to study mathematics at Rutgers University. He then went to Chicago to read economics. He met his future wife and lifelong collaborator, Rose, in the lecture rooms where both were attending classes in price theory by Jacob Viner. He moved in 1935 to Columbia University and then worked, side

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