Free Market Friday: American freedom benefits billions

Jonathan Small | July 29, 2016

Free Market Friday: American freedom benefits billions

Jonathan Small

The United States has never been like Las Vegas – what happens here doesn’t stay here. Even before this present age of globalization, our ideas and products have spilled over our borders to the benefit of the rest of the world.

From John Winthrop sailing across the Atlantic in 1630 to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, American leaders have borrowed Jesus’ phrase from the Sermon on the Mount to describe our nation as “a city on a hill.”

This Sunday is the 104th birthday of someone who exemplified this idea. Milton Friedman was born in New York City to Jewish parents who had only recently emigrated from Eastern Europe. He became one of the 20th century’s leading economists and most important public intellectuals.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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