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Capitalism and Freedom / Edition 40
     

Capitalism and Freedom / Edition 40

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by Milton Friedman
 

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ISBN-10: 0226264203

ISBN-13: 9780226264202

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war"

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which

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Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war"

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.

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ISBN-13:
9780226264202
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
296,116
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface, 1982
Preface
Introduction

1. The Relation Between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom
2. The Role of Government in a Free Society
3. The Control of Money
4. International Financial and Trade Arrangements
5. Fiscal Policy
6. The Role of Government in Education
7. Capitalism and Discrimination
8. Monopoly and the Social Responsibility of Business and Labor
9. Occupational Licensure
10. The Distribution of Income
11. Social Welfare Measures
12. Alleviation of Poverty
13. Conclusion

Index

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Capitalism and Freedom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a new edition of Milton Friedman¿s classic 1962 capitalist manifesto. As such, it was ignored, spurned and hated for decades by the intellectual, post-Keynesian establishment. In the 60s, Friedman once found himself debating a liberal who attacked him by simply reciting Friedman¿s views of the proper role of government. This was working rather well with the audience of college students until he quoted Friedman¿s opposition to the military draft. Friedman suddenly found himself awash in the unexpected cheers of students. Perhaps it was a foreshadowing of his career. Friedman won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976, and his ideas gained some degree of mainstream acceptance in the Reagan years ¿ although many of his thoughts remain controversial. To the extent that Friedman debunks myths about the Great Depression that are widely accepted as fact, perhaps he has a point about the semi-privatization of education. We strongly recommend this volume to those who seek a deeper understanding of government¿s role in a free-market economy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago