The Indispensable Milton Friedman: Essays on Politics and Economics

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“Milton Friedman was one of the most important scholars of the 20th century&hellp;He perfected the art of making economics understandable to the ordinary, untrained individual. That’s the true mark of a teacher.”
WALTER E. WILLIAMS, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University

“Milton Friedman was the most authoritative exponent of the libertarian tradition in economics. He will be remembered as ...

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Overview


Praise for The Indispensable Milton Friedman

“Milton Friedman was one of the most important scholars of the 20th century&hellp;He perfected the art of making economics understandable to the ordinary, untrained individual. That’s the true mark of a teacher.”
WALTER E. WILLIAMS, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University

“Milton Friedman was the most authoritative exponent of the libertarian tradition in economics. He will be remembered as long as the subject endures, and this collection epitomizes the power of his mind and range of his mastery.”
GEORGE GILDER, author of Wealth and Poverty

“In addition to being a great innovator in economic thought, Milton, assisted by his wife Rose, helped to create a warm fellowship for young new faculty…Milton, along with Ted Schultz, George Stigler, Harry Johnson, Al Harberger, and Al Reese, created ‘The Chicago School.’”
ROBERT FOGEL, Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences

“This volume of essays from the corpus of Friedman’s work is not only welcome in light of the centennial of this brilliant intellectual’s birth, but will clear the air of so many prevalent economic myths that continue to haunt us today.”
FR. ROBERT A. SIRICO, author of Defending the Free Market, President of the Acton Institute

“Economists can succeed Milton Friedman, but nobody can replace him. As this collection of rare but brilliant essays confirms, he was one of a kind, and is greatly missed.”
MARK SKOUSEN, Editor, Forecasts & Strategies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596988088
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 385,932
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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DR. LANNY EBENSTEIN teaches the history of economic thought at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has authored biographies of Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek, and his work has been translated into a number of foreign languages. He has appeared on C-SPAN’s Booknotes, and his writings have been published by National Review and Nature. An adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Dr. Ebenstein is president of the California Center for Public Policy, and served two terms on the Board of Education in Santa Barbara.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1 Politics

1 Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects (1951) 3

2 Liberalism, Old Style (1955) 11

3 Schools at Chicago (1974) 25

4 Adam Smith's Relevance for 1976 37

5 Introduction to Republication of the New Individualist Review (1981) 53

6 The Tide in the Affairs of Men (1988) 59

7 An Open Letter to Bill Bennett (1989) 77

8 How to Cure Health Care (2001) 81

9 Fortieth Anniversary Preface to Capitalism and Freedom (2002) 103

10 My Five Favorite Libertarian Books (2002) 107

11 School Choice: A Personal Retrospective (2006) 111

Part 2 Economics

12 Wesley C. Mitchell as an Economic Theorist (1950) 117

13 Leon Walras and his Economic System (1955) 133

14 The Monetary Theory and Policy of Henry Simons (1967) 149

15 The Counter-Revolution in Monetary Theory (1970) 167

16 Horner Jones: A Personal Reminiscence (1976) 191

17 The Keynes Centenary: A Monetarist Reflects (1983) 197

18 Freezing High-Powered Money (1984) 207

19 George Joseph Stigler (1993) 213

20 Reflections on a Monetary History (2004) 229

Appendix Commanding Heights Interview (2000) 233

Original Publication Information 255

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