"In his recent visit to Prague, 1992 Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker - whom Milton Friedman once dubbed "the best of his generation" - trumpeted the virtues of the free market and gave his blessing to the Czech Republic's economic transition.
For a country whose leading reformers clamor for a "market without adjectives" and consider the term "Friedmanite" a high compliment, Becker's visit seemed at times like an undisguised victory celebration.
"The tide of socialism has been rolled back," Becker said March 7 at the fifth-anniversary celebration of the Prague Liberalni institut. He was speaking to an audience that included Minister of Economy Karel Dyba, former Privatization Minister Tomas Jezek, and even the son of free-market spokesman Friedrich von Hayek."
"There is also a heated discussion here at the moment about the introduction of school fees in the university system. As an advocate of private education, Mr. Becker also has a lot to offer in this area."
Doc. PhDr. Ján Pavlík - Czech philosopher, editor-in-chief of E-LOGOS (scientific journal published by Department of Philosophy of University of Economics, Prague). He taught courses in the areas of Introduction to Axiology, Philosophical Problems of Quantification and Measurement, Philosophy of Society, History and Politics, Philosophy , Philosophy in Central Europe ( Department of Philosophy, University of Economics, Prague).