Milton Friedman claimed that is was all right for him to provide "technical advice" to the murdering, torturing Juntas that overthrew democratic leadership in South American countries during the 1960s-1970s. The two were not connected, he said.
But, in fact, the murdering and torturing had the objective of wiping out the democratic leadership, which included union leadership, writers, anyone who might push back against the juntas, whose aim was to establish a pure free market in these countries.
And, in fact, various Americans were of the opinion that much blood would have to be spilled to crush the leftist democratic regimes then in place.
I say it is outrageous that Friedman could overlook the violence of these regimes. I say Friedman, and the rest of the Americans who supported the violent overthrow of leftist economies, were, in fact, unAmerican and it was immoral of him to advise these regimes.
I also say the free-market apologists in the United States haven't changed a bit in the last 50 years.