The Era of Big Ideas is Among Us

It takes a crisis.

That’s when the big ideas, the radical ideas that seemed too fringe for the status quo just prior, all of a sudden seem not only plausible but inevitable. “Never let a serious crisis go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel told the Wall St. Journal at the peak of the 2008 financial crisis. Milton Friedman, one of history’s most zealous advocates of laissez-faire capitalism, was wrong about many things- but about crises turning the impossible into the possible, he was most absolutely correct.

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