ILYA SOMIN ON the Milton Friedman Institute and ideological intolerance in academia. “Normally, a university’s decision to name an institute after its most famous and successful professor would be a completely uncontroversial nonstory. However, over 100 University of Chicago professors have signed a letter protesting the decision. Essentially, they object to naming a research institute after Friedman because he was a libertarian rather than a liberal or leftist – even though Friedman’s academic distinction is such that he clearly deserves the honor.”
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