Milton was a famous libertarian, but you won`t read about this, a quote from our 1997 Forbes Magazine interview , in many obituaries.
BRIMELOW: Where does the Wall Street Journal`s editorial page campaign for fixed exchange rates fit into this [movement to free markets]?
FRIEDMAN: You got me! I think that`s just an aberration. My God, how the hell can they stick with that? They`ve just got an idée fixe about it. Like they`ve got on immigration. It`s just obvious that you can`t have free immigration and a welfare state...
BRIMELOW : [Wall Street Journal editor Robert] Bartley says he thinks the nation-state is dead, that we`re moving to a world driven by markets, free movement of labor and capital. I`m not sure what he thinks the political institutions will be. Your view?
FRIEDMAN: No, I don`t think the nation-state is dead. And all attempts to depart from the nation-state in the direction of the United Nations and a United States of Europe have so far been complete disasters.