Capitalism and freedom

Milton Friedman, 1912-2006

Book - 2002

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, the author provides the definitive statement of his economic philosophy--one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom.

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Published
Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2002, ©1962.
Edition
40th anniversary ed
Language
English
Item Description
Reprint. Originally published: 1962.
Physical Description
xvi, 208 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0226264211
9780226264219
Main Author
Milton Friedman, 1912-2006 (-)
Other Authors
Rose D. Friedman (-)
  • The relation between economic freedom and political freedom
  • The role of government in a free society
  • The control of money
  • International financial and trade arrangements
  • Fiscal policy
  • The role of government in education
  • Capitalism and discrimination
  • Monopoly and the social responsibility of business and labor
  • Occupational licensure
  • The distribution of income
  • Social welfare measures
  • Alleviation of poverty.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

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.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.