Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov 26, 1990 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index.
 

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User Review  - Pmaurer - LibraryThing

Mystery regarding a woman, accused of abducting her son and hiding him from the husbands powerful family. Corporate secrets are stolen, another woman murdered in place of the heroine, big bucks at stake. Lots of interesting details to sort thro by Barbara Holloway and her father. Read full review

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User Review  - kysmom02 - LibraryThing

Great ending!! For the most part, this book flowed well. The beginning wasn't as page-turning as the middle and end, but it had enough of the plot set up that when things began to happen to Barbara ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1 The Power of the Market
2 The Tyranny of Controls
3 The Anatomy of Crisis
4 Cradle to Grave
5 Created Equal
6 Whats Wrong with Our Schools?
7 Who Protects the Consumer?
8 Who Protects the Worker?
9 The Cure for Inflation
10 The Tide Is Turning
Back Matter
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Copyright

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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.

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