- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press; First edition edition (November 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226264211
- ISBN-13: 978-0226264219
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 398 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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I only gave this four stars because it is out of date in parts, mainly the discussion of international finance and trade, but again, it is an opener to our history and how some things have improved and others have not improved.