Monday, January 22, 2007

Need Something to Do on January 29?

First my apologies for my long absence (if you've even noticed). I took my annual holiday vacation the last part of December (no blogging despite good intentions), and have been on the road a great deal in January (no blogging due to technological issues). I'll try to do better.

If you are looking for something unusual to do in your course on Monday of next week, consider joining Milton Friedman Day. It offers an opportunity for your students to see what kind of influence an economist can have. Dr. Freidman was, arguably, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. Many of his publications are becoming more available and are worth introducing to your students if for no other reason than his ability to excite students about economic topics, one way or the other.

Among other things, many PBS stations will be airing The Power of Choice, a new biography of Friedman on the 29th. You need to check your local stations to see when they are airing it, as it may run later in some markets.

Thanks to Arnold Kling at EconLog for the pointer. As always, your comments are welcome.

Posted by TSchilling at January 22, 2007 1:13 PM

Teachers may also be interested in the YouTube contest in honor of Milton Friedman "Challenge the Status Quo." For more info visit They are even giving a $2500 teacher's choice award.

Posted by: Amanda Gibson at January 23, 2007 2:48 PM

No comments: