The Milton Friedman Center And Public Choice Theory

Dan Drezner takes a look at the connection between the opposition of various faculty members at the University of Chicago to the creation of the Milton Friedman Center and the fact that the creation of the Center may mean less money for other departments. I share his theory that much of the opposition is parochial in nature but I have to think that there are plenty of others whose opposition is based on their belief that the nasty, nasty conservativeses and libertarianses can’t have an educational center named after a hero to the center-right.

This attitude, of course, is commonly referred to as “tolerance.”