Daily Lessons for Teaching Capitalism and Freedom

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Lesson 1 (from Introduction)



Milton Friedman (1912--2006) was a Nobel Laureate economist, who not only made important theoretical contributions but also was deeply influential across the world in policy. He was a prominent figure in the conservative and libertarian movements of the late 20th century and promoted classical liberal ideas in his many popular works, including not only books but also videos, lectures, and magazine columns. Friedman published "Capitalism and Freedom" in 1962 and the book has sold half a million copies since. In this lesson, students will learn about Milton Friedman.


1) Class Discussion: Have students put forth everything they know about economics. Allow students two minutes to think on their own and write down whatever comes to mind. Next, record the answers on the board, having students add to their own lists.

2) Lecture: Prepare a lecture for the class on Milton Friedman. Include the following key points:

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