Friday, November 19, 2010
About the Blog
Friedman Shrugged is a blog I've begun writing in order to better organize my political and economic intellectual meanderings. The story behind the name is, of course, that I had to choose something interesting and artsy-sounding in order to best keep up with similar blogs. And, of course, all the normal names were already taken. "Friedman Shrugged" is a combination of references to the late Nobel prize-winning University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman, and to Ayn Rand's famous philosophical magnum opus Atlas Shrugged. The name "Friedman Shrugged" could also be interpreted as a pretentious implication that I know more than the great Uncle Milty. I'll let you decide.