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"Stimulating, provocative, often infuriating, but well worth reading."—Peter Newman, Economica
"His critical blast blows like a north wind against the more pretentious erections of modern economics. It is however a healthy and invigorating blast, without malice and with a sincere regard for scientific objectivity."—K.E. Boulding, Political Science Quarterly
"Certainly one of the most engrossing volumes that has appeared recently in economic theory."—William J. Baumol, Review of Economics and Statistics
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
About the Author
Milton Friedman (1912–2006) was an economist who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and is known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. He was a principal founder of what has come to be known as the Chicago School of Economics. He was a well-known public champion of laissez-faire capitalism.
In 1962 the University of Chicago Press published Capitalism and Freedom, one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. In 1998 the Press published Two Lucky People, the memoir by Milton and Rose Friedman of their joint lives and work. In reviewing the book in the New York Times Book Review, David Brooks wrote: “This is a book that restores your faith in reasoned discourse.… There really are people who believe in scholarly exchange as a way to discover truth.”
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
The Methodology of Positive Economics
Part II. Price Theory
The Marshallian Demand Curve
The "Welfare" Effects of an Income Tax and an Excise Tax
Part III. Monetary Theory and Policy
The Effects of a Full-Employment Policy on Economic Stability: A Formal Analysis
A Monetary and Fiscal Framework for Economic Stability
The Case for Flexible Exchange Rates
Discussion of the Inflationary Gap
Comments on Monetary Policy
Part IV. Comments on Method
Lange on Price Flexibility and Employment: A Methodological Criticism
Lerner on the Economic of Control