Professor Milton Friedman came to Iceland in 1984 to give a lecture at The University of Iceland. While in Iceland, he appeared on Icelandic State Television to debate with three left-wing intellectuals, one of them the current president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
Friedman, one of the best known economists ever, was in Iceland to give a lecture on the "tyranny of the status quo" at the University of Iceland.
The following has been written about the debate: "The setup is interesting, with Friedman are three radically left-wing scholars who criticize him each at a time for everything from monetary policy to drug policy." We encourage you to watch the video from 1984 and judge for yourself.