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His "scholarship" is the equivalent of what you'd read in the check-out line at the supermarket.

Pete, on what grounds do you say that "It turns out he isn't doing the collected works of Friedman"? Prima facie, it looks like he is, for Hoover. See http://hoohila.stanford.edu/friedman/newsweek.php


I perhaps stand corrected. But the way he originally described the project was similar to the Hayek CW project, or Keynes CW project. If I am not mistaken that doesn't seem to be what is going on here. He also claimed at the time that Becker was editing with him the volume on price theory, and Lucas on monetary economics. But then his story got murky, because the publisher was going to be Routledge (not Chicago) and then they decided against, and then it went to Macmillan-Palgrave and now it appears online at Hoover.

I am more than willing to state that I am wrong if a CW project is indeed coming out with a press -- including Hoover. How many volumes? Will it have critical introductions (like Hayek) or merely brief introductions (like Buchanan). I am very intrigued to learn the status of the Friedman project and also what it will consist of.

If I am wrong, I am wrong and I will admit it.

A quick Google search indicates there is no reference to him editing such a collection beyond whatever role he had in setting up the online resource at the Hoover Institution, plus some unclear "forthcoming" thing with Palm. Wouldn't there be Google traces if he actually had a contract with a press?

It should be noted that he is apparently not related to Pete Leeson. His performance on the hes list has really been an embarrassing spectacle.

I love the underpants link.

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