Defending Milton Friedman

Yesterday, June 11, 2007, the Daily Herald published an excellent opinion-editorial by Robert Enlow of the Friedman Foundation defending founder Milton Friedman and giving him due credit for all the work he has accomplished in ushering in today’s school choice movement.  This comes after the Utah Democratic Party issued several statements attacking Friedman and arguing that his ideas further segregation in America’s schools.  “The Utah Democrats have tried to portray him as selfish and greedy because he opposed the misuse of rhetoric about ‘public service’ to support policies that undermine individual liberty,” said Enlow.  “But that doesn’t mean he opposed public service.  He devoted his whole life to teaching, educating the public, promoting better public policy and serving as a volunteer on public commissions.”