Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 - Business & Economics - 338 pages
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In this classic about economics, freedom, and the relationship between the two, Milton and Rose Friedman explain how our freedom has been eroded and our prosperity undermined through the explosion of laws, regulations, agencies, and spending in Washington, and how good intentions often produce deplorable results when government is the middleman. The Friedmans also provide remedies for these ills--they tell us what to do in order to expand our freedom and promote prosperity.

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A formative book for me. I'm almost afraid to go back and read it again, as nothing is likely to encapsulate my worldview so perfectly anymore. Milton's commonsense defense of free markets and ... Read full review

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This book contained almost no supporting evidence - no graphs, no charts, few numbers. The use of only anecdotal evidence made the work reek of political partisanship, bias, and ideology. The only ... Read full review

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An influential leader in the field of economics, Milton Friedman had his humble beginnings in New York City, where he was born in 1912 to poor immigrants. Friedman was educated at Rutgers University. He went on to the University of Chicago to earn his A.M., and to Columbia University, where in 1946 he received his Ph.D. That same year he became professor of economics at the University of Chicago and remained there for 30 years. He was also on the research staff at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1937-1981. Friedman's greatest work is considered to be A Theory of the Consumption Function, published in 1957. Other books include A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, and The Optimum Quantity of Money and Other Essays. Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1976.

Rose D. Friedman (1910-2006) was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, She was the author, with her husband Milton Freidman, of two books on economics and public policy, "Free to Choose" and "Tyranny of the Status Quo" as well as their memoir, "Two Lucky People", which appeared in 1998.

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