For decades, Milton Friedman was the rock star of theoretical economics.
Over a period of decades, Friedman’s face became just as recognizable to Americans as those of many Hollywood celebrities.
It could also be said, Friedman’s ubiquitous public appearances while serving up fast food academia to middle America helped to create the concept of television punditry, television personalities which, today, are better known as “experts”.
With numerous television appearances, door stopping publications, and college lectures to his credit, Friedman became the symbolic epitome of free market economics.
But what if, Friedman’s persona was nothing more than a theatrical stage act, a live action cartoon guru backed with nothing more than manufactured academic bona fides to legitimize it?
Recently, a curious piece of footage surfaced, which featured Friedman facing off with a slew of European academics to discuss the validity of his economic theories.
The facial geometry of one those “academics” appeared familiar.
Upon closer scrutiny, this “European academic” turned out to be very familiar indeed.
In fact, the actor portraying the role of this “academic” enjoyed a long career on both British television and on the theatrical stage, before, in the latter stages of his career, moving on to both featured appearances on American television and in award-winning Hollywood cinematic productions.
Of course, upon making this relatively startling discovery, one became suspicious of Friedman as well.
Could it have been possible, as in the case of this “European academic”, Friedman was also a fabricated character scheme?
Not only did “Milton Friedman” turn out to be an award-winning Hollywood actor in disguise, it also turns out, Friedman’s host actor is the hidden father of Marlon Brando (AKA Burt Reynolds). Continue reading “Milton’s Free-For-All Fraud”