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May/June 2007, 
Vol. 89, No. 3
Posted 2007-05-01

Milton Friedman and U.S. Monetary History: 1961-2006

by Edward Nelson

This article uses extensive archival material from several countries to bring together scattered information about Milton Friedman’s views and predictions regarding U.S. monetary policy developments after 1960 (i.e., the period beyond that covered by his and Anna Schwartz’s Monetary History of the United States). The author evaluates these interpretations and predictions in light of subsequent events.