Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

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University of Chicago Press, Nov 15, 2002 - Business & Economics - 224 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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Friedman seems to have a lot of good economic theories but in the end he's a Statist. He's Keynsian and so eventually you have to conclude that free markets can only ever exist if exclusively of ... Read full review

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Well-argued but a bit dry. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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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