Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition (Google eBook)

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 230 pages
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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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Definitely a great introduction to classic liberalism. - Goodreads
His writing is lucid. - Goodreads
And a good introduction to libertarianism. - Goodreads

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The best book I have ever read, hands down. The arguments in it are so clear, they are undeniable. Read full review

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i think Friedman's contention that denationalizing schools will improve the lives of poor black families about sums this book up. He suggests that with public schools, poor people are out of luck ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
I The Relation Between Economic and Political Freedom
7
II The Role of Government in a Free Society
22
III The Control of Money
37
IV International Financial and Trade Arrangements
56
V Fiscal Policy
75
VI The Role of Government in Education
85
VII Capitalism and Discrimination
108
VIII Monopoly and the Social Responsibility of Business and Labor
119
IX Occupational Licensure
137
X The Distribution of Income
161
XI Social Welfare Measures
177
XII Alleviation of Poverty
190
XIII Conclusion
196
Index
203
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Milton Friedman is a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the Paul Snowden Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago. In 1976 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. He has written a number of books, including two with his wife, Rose D. Friedman—the bestselling Free to Choose and Two Lucky People: Memoirs, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

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