- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 40 Anv edition (November 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226264211
- ISBN-13: 978-0226264219
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (382 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Milton Friedman is one of the nation's outstanding economists, distinguished for remarkable analytical powers and technical virtuosity. He is unfailingly enlightening, independent, courageous, penetrating, and above all, stimulating." - Henry Hazlitt, Newsweek
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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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He also has a PBS series 'free to choose' - you can watch it on youtube for free - if you want to know if you'll like this book, watch some of his one hour films! They're wonderfully 80s, but the ideas are just as applicable today. His predictions and ideas nearly 3 decades ago are still just as applicable today.
Although at first blush many of his ideas sound somewhat hard to digest / believe, but after getting his explanation of the topic at hand, along with real world examples, his points come across loud and clear - and easy to understand. It seems to me as though Friedman is probably about the last of the great economists. His ideas are rooted firmly in evidence and common sense (very much in opposition to the economists of the current years). His case for political and economic freedom - and the accompanying reasons for a small and non-intrusive government come across clear as a bell.
Really a very enlightening read.
I found his chapters on minimum wage, discrimination, social welfare, the alleviation of poverty, and government's role in education to be particularly interesting. Where he talks about the control of money, international trade arrangements, and agricultural commerce, I had a hard time comprehending the information ... partly because I find these topics a bit drier personally, but also because I have a lesser understanding of these topics in general, which I think most readers share with me.
Clearly this is an adored book, and the high reviews are what made me pick it up ... but if you're looking for a solid primer on economic philosophy that's easy to absorb and digest, I'm not sure this is it. I'll come back and give this another read--perhaps after reading Friedman's more iconic work, "Free to Choose."
Friedman uses the word "liberal" in its classic meaning, which is definitely NOT the liberal of today, and much more aligned with conservatism and/or libertarianism. In the first couple chapters it required a conscious effort to remind myself of his meaning, but I got used to it before too long.
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Friedman's economic theory is well fleshed out, but ultimately does not reach its logical conclusion.Read more