Monthly Archives: November 2006

FTAAP proposal dumped

It seems that the APEC Min­is­te­r­i­al meet­ing in Hanoi has not sup­port­ed the pro­pos­al cham­pi­oned by Pres­i­dent Bush plus Fred Berg­sten and the APEC ‘busi­ness advi­so­ry’ com­mit­tee for a region-wide Free Trade Agree­ment of The Pacif­ic. The APEC press release sug­gests, in the usu­al diplo­mat­ic code, that the idea was “thumped”. Del­e­gates had a live­ly […]

So long Milton Friedman

Not many of us, prob­a­bly, are in thrall to this (now dead) econ­o­mist. But there are many who owe him a debt they know noth­ing about. Why? Samuel Brittan’s “obituary”:–11db-aea1-0000779e2340.html — a mod­el of its kind — in the Finan­cial Times explains. Friedman’s own brief ‘auto­bi­og­ra­phy’ for the Nobel foun­da­tion, last updat­ed in 2005, is […]