Milton Friedman argues that the appropriate role of competitive capitalism occurs when the majority of our economic activity flows through private enterprise within a free-market environment. This is unequivocally the most effective device for achieving economic freedom, as well as the necessary condition in which political freedom can be attained. Friedman's arguments are positively bold, enlightening, and impacting. Among the specific topics he addresses are "The Control of Money", "Fiscal Policy", "Capitalism and Discrimination", and "Social Welfare Measures".
Milton Friedman (1912-2006) was perhaps the most influential economist of the 20th century. Professor, columnist, author, and advisor, he was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in economic sciences.
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"The most influential…economist since World War II." (Washington Post)
"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." (Newsweek)
"The economist of the century." (Fortune)
of all high school students. Would be appropriate for civics, government or economics courses. Foundational concepts for a civil society.
The initial philosophy of "freemen" in "free society" presented in first chapter was quickly forgotten in discussion asserting the status quo. did not directly address whats really important in marxist theory regarding question of economic theory. did not address Consumerism as sociopolitical and economic ideaology (Consumerism being the more present phase of capitalist evolution). was largely economic theory that really wasnt crucial , just 'filler'. this is really just the status quo for the average ignorant, brainwashed american,. enjoy your freedom, zombies - you dont even have to think for yourselves anymore. just listen to this and feel smart. you dont have to read plato, aristotle, hegel, marx, nietzschs, etc etc.... youre educated enough, 'freeman'
Master piece to understand freedom as the most important principle of all. Is for everyone, you don't need to be an economist to understand this book clearly
No. I would buy the book unless you are into robots reading to you.
It was like having a robot read to you.
book substance is good however for me it was hard getting over the robot voice. I wish they would have some one else with passion narrate.
Simply put, Freidman's ability to take highly complex theory into everyman's language is nothing short of marvelous.
This text should be required reading every college grad - regardless of major. If it were, this nation would remain on top of the world economically without question.
Freedom of choice was a lot better. This one wasn't quite as engaging. I am not near as conservative as Milton Friedman, but some of his points in freedom of choice were a lot more convincing.
excellent focus on economic implications in the real world. insightful points on government impact on freedom via policy (what Friedman calls "the coercive power of the state"). well worth the time.
"A classic of economics"
This book presents clear ideas about the building of a free society. Like Dan Capital, a must read even if you cannot agree with everything it says.
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