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Autobiography

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  • Friedman, Milton

    (University of Chicago)

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I was born July 31, 1912, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the fourth and last child and first son of Sarah Ethel (Landau) and Jeno Saul Friedman. My parents were born in Carpatho-Ruthenia (then a province of Austria-Hungary; later, part of inter-war Czechoslovakia, and, currently, of the Soviet Union). They emigrated to the U.S. in their teens, meeting in New York. When I was a year old, my parents moved to Rahway, N.J., a small town about 20 miles from New York City. There, my mother ran a small retail "dry goods" store, while my father engaged in a succession of mostly unsuccessful "jobbing" ventures. The family income was small and highly uncertain; financial crisis was a constant companion. Yet there was always enough to eat, and the family atmosphere was warm and supportive.

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  • Friedman, Milton, 1977. "Autobiography," Nobel Prize in Economics documents 1976-2, Nobel Prize Committee.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:nobelp:1976_002
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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General

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