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Milton Friedman (1912-2006) was perhaps the most influential economist of the twentieth century. Professor, columnist, author, and advisor, he was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in economic sciences.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B004MYFLBS
- Publisher : Mariner Books (November 26, 1990)
- Publication date : November 26, 1990
- Language : English
- File size : 2051 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 358 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #189,999 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The authors are very convincing on some issues, particularly school choice.
But on other issues, particularly health care and old age pensions, I found their arguments wanting. Regarding health care, the very country that the authors point to as a laissez-faire model (Hong Kong) has a socialized medical system. And regarding pensions, much of their argument hinges on the "philosophical" idea of non-coercion.
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The assumption on maximisation of profits by shareholders as a key principle for the power of the market is very fragile assumption on general equilibrium in addition with the initial endowment of individuals, something that Friedman hardly understood and underestimated (see Friedman’s interview on general equilibrium youtube). Its implications on inequality and climate change (e.g. externalities) are massive.
A totally better approach and reading from someone who really understood economics in an objective way is The Limits of Organizations (1974) by Kenneth J. Arrow.
Simple ideas that mostly stand the test of time