is this essay.

On questions of public policy, Friedman’s answer was always that it is better to allow individuals to make their own decisions than to impose government fiat. His opponents were always in the position of arguing that government must dictate an individual’s choice. This is a dubious proposition, and it is Friedman’s opponents who have had to resort to demagoguery and rhetorical tricks in debate. Their assertions — that individuals should cede their freedom to experts, that consumers require regulatory protection, or that individuals must submit to the “collective good” — do not stand up to Friedman’s logic.