Milton Friedman (1912-2006) won a Nobel Prize
for his work in economics.
The late economist and Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman founded the Chicago school, which emphasizes free markets and highlights problems with government regulation of them. In 1975, he wrote:
Even the most ardent environmentalist doesn’t really want to stop pollution. If he thinks about it, and doesn’t just talk about it, he wants to have the right amount of pollution. We can’t really afford to eliminate it — not without abandoning all the benefits of technology that we not only enjoy but on which we depend.