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Rose Director Friedman also known as Rose D. Friedman and Rose Director was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School
University of Chicago Law School
The University of Chicago Law School was founded in 1902 as the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago and is among the most prestigious and selective law schools in the world. The U.S. News & World Report currently ranks it fifth among U.S...

. She was the wife of Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician, academic, and author who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades...

 (1912–2006), the winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics, and sister of Aaron Director
Aaron Director
Aaron Director , a celebrated professor at the University of Chicago Law School, played a central role in the development of the Chicago school of economics...

 (1901–2004). She is believed to have been born the last week of December, 1910; however, the birth records have been lost. She was born in Staryi Chortoryisk
Staryi Chortoryisk
Staryi Chortoryisk is a village in north-western Ukraine. It is located on the bank of the Styr River in the Manevytskyi Raion of the Volyn Oblast ....

, in Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

, to the Director family, prominent Jewish residents.

Rose Friedman attended Reed College
Reed College
Reed College is a private, independent, liberal arts college located in southeast Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1908, Reed is a residential college with a campus located in Portland's Eastmoreland neighborhood, featuring architecture based on the Tudor-Gothic style, and a forested canyon wilderness...

 and later transferred to the University of Chicago where she received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. After this she began to study for a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago and completed all work necessary for the Ph.D. except for writing a dissertation. In her youth, she wrote articles with Dorothy Brady to justify the Keynesian
Keynesian economics
Keynesian economics is a school of macroeconomic thought based on the ideas of 20th-century English economist John Maynard Keynes.Keynesian economics argues that private sector decisions sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes and, therefore, advocates active policy responses by the...

 vision of consumption.

With her husband, she co-wrote two books on economics and public policy, Free to Choose
Free to Choose
Free to Choose is a book and a ten-part television series broadcast on public television by economists Milton and Rose D...

and Tyranny of the Status Quo, and their memoirs Milton and Rose D. Friedman, Two Lucky People, which appeared in 1998. Together they founded the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, with the aim of promoting the use of school vouchers and freedom of choice in education. She also helped produce the PBS television series, Free to Choose.

When Milton received his Medal of Freedom in 2002, President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

 said jokingly in his speech that Rose was known for being the only person to ever have won an argument against her husband. The Friedmans had two children, Janet and David
David D. Friedman
David Director Friedman is an American economist, author, and Right-libertarian theorist. He is known as a leader in anarcho-capitalist political theory, which is the subject of his most popular book, The Machinery of Freedom...

.

External links

  • The Friedman Foundation
  • In Memoriam: Rose Friedman by Guy Sorman
    Guy Sorman
    Guy Sorman is a French professor, columnist, author and public intellectual in economics and philosophy. He has written twenty books that promote the ideals of creativity and modern capitalism. His views are close to classical liberalism...