Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

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University of Chicago Press, Nov 15, 2002 - Business & Economics - 208 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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Podría decirse que es falaz y manipulador hasta la náusea, pero la mejor crítica a este libro no está en estas líneas, sino en las calles que hoy se llenan de parados, en el aumento de la pobreza y la desigualdad, en el deterioro galopante de la democracia, en la vulneración de los derechos humanos que sucede diariamente en las letrinas del mercado global. La mejor crítica a este libro es una realidad que desmiente cada una de sus tesis. Se ha dicho sobre Friedman que es el ejemplo vivo de que las ideas tienen consecuencias, lamentablemente, las ideas abanderadas por este individuo han contribuido a incrementar la barbarie del mundo en el que vivimos. 

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Friedman thinks logically about issues of freedom that are always relevant.

Contents

THE RELATION BETWEEN ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND POLITICAL FREEDOM
7
THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN A FREE SOCIETY
22
THE CONTROL OF MONEY
37
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND TRADE ARRANGEMENTS
56
FISCAL POLICY
75
THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN EDUCATION
85
CAPITALISM AND DISCRIMINATION
108
MONOPOLY AND THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS AND LABOR
119
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE
137
SOCIAL WELFARE MEASURES
161
SOCIAL WELFARE MEASURES
177
ALLEVIATION OF POVERTY
190
CONCLUSION
196
INDEX
203
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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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