In print, radio, and television, Professor Friedman applied the economic approach to the many challenges of human societies. He has done so in a manner that is both accessible to the average citizen, yet consistent with the best scholarly work.
To those who avoid the hard work of thinking, Milton Friedman is certainly the "infuriating man" portrayed by Leo Rosten. These articles reflect Friedman's cool-headed rationalism and insightful hypothesizing.
The Friedmans have written several books in an effort to communicate ideas to the public at large. We've also included in this list books by other authors which explore similar questions of fact and policy, or extend the application of the Friedmans' analyses.
In his teaching, Milton elevated the already-rigorous intellectual standard for which the University of Chicago is renowned. He relished the lively give-and-take with students and colleagues alike.