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Friedman: 50 years later

To mark the 50-year anniversary of Milton Friedman’s influential NYT piece on the social responsibility of business, the Stigler Center publication ProMarket is launching a series of articles on the shareholder-stakeholder debate.

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Capitalisn’t, the Stigler Center podcast, examines the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today. Hosted by Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean and Chicago Booth's Luigi Zingales, we explain how capitalism can go wrong, and what we can do to fix it.


ProMarket, the publication of the Stigler Center, promotes discussion about the many ways in which special interests subvert competition in the marketplace. In the finest University of Chicago tradition, ProMarket does so with data and the rigor of academic work, but without the pedantry that often accompanies them.

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