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Milton Friedman: A concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist (Harriman Economic Essentials) by [Eamonn, Butler]
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About the Author

Eamonn Butler is director of the Adam Smith Institute, rated one of the world's leading policy think-tanks. He has degrees in economics, philosophy and psychology, gaining a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1978. During the 1970s he worked on pensions and welfare issues for the US House of Representatives, and taught philosophy in Hillsdale College, Michigan, before returning to the UK to help found the Adam Smith Institute. Eamonn is author of books on the pioneering economists F A Hayek, Ludwig von Mises and Adam Smith. He is also co-author of Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls, and of a series of books on intelligence testing. Eamonn contributes to the leading UK print and broadcast media on current issues, and his recent popular books The Best Book on the Market, The Rotten State of Britain and The Alternative Manifesto have attracted considerable attention.

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  • File Size: 360 KB
  • Print Length: 163 pages
  • Publisher: Harriman House; 1st edition (March 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085719125X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857191250
  • ASIN: B004TR19CI
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By Junglies VINE VOICE on August 29, 2003
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I was drawn back to Eamonn Butler's 1985 book while working my way through the latest venture by Brian Snowdon and Howard Vane. Almost twenty years after the publication it still seems as fresh as ever and should still be considered the best introductory work about Milton Friedman particularly for the student.
Given the advances in macroeconomics which have taken place since the 1970s, an era now fading away thankfully into distant memory, it is not surprising that concerns about money continue to dominate the debate. World events, such as deflation in Japan and the tremendous efforts by Federal Reserve Governor Greenspan to prevent such an occurrence in the United States, continue to place the Friedman analysis and theory at the centre of the ongoing discussion.
This magnificent little book has at it's centrepiece Friedman's work on Monetary Theory. Butler, writing from the position of a fellow free-marketeer does an outstanding job restraining his infectious free market self to provide an exemplary elucidation of Milton Friedman's writings and how they overcame sustained attack from the Keynesian orthodoxy to establish themselves as a counter-revolution. He does not assume much prior knowledge of the reader but seeks to establish with remarkable clarity Friedman's position and how he got there. He certainly does real justice to the nature of the attacks and examines their arguments carefully. Fairness is a good description of his approach. He is not afraid to bring in criticism from the Austrian school to show that attacks on Friedman's work are not only from the left.
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Great documentary on the great economist and political philosopher Milton Friedman. As we see the world economy collapsing under the weight or communism and socialism, everyone should read and watch Milton Friedman to discover the only way to freedom and prosperity, a well governed free market capitalism.
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The author gives a great overview of Milton Friedman's ideas and includes plenty of quotes from Friedman's own works. This is a great introductory book and will certainly get readers excited to explore Friedman's economic theory in more detail.
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I went into this book with only a rough idea of Friedman's philosophy. As i read, I found myself wanting to highlight every Friedman quote in the book. What a great mind! Mr. Butler's easy style and organization really provided a strong foundation and understanding of the libertarian philosophy and it's benefit to mankind as espoused by Friedman. And he does not devolve into dry academic drivel as as he propounds his views. I plan to proceed exploring this great thinking with Friedman's own works.
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Eamonn Butler has captured the essence of the thinking of Milton Friedman without embellishment or judgement in a very insightful and informative primer to an understanding of Libertarian Economics.
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