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Capitalism and Freedom | [Milton Friedman]

Capitalism and Freedom

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".
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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.

©1962 The University of Chicago (P)1989 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    "Should be required reading "

    of all high school students. Would be appropriate for civics, government or economics courses. Foundational concepts for a civil society.

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    T. Myers 08-06-15
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Capitalism and Freedom to be better than the print version?

    No. I would buy the book unless you are into robots reading to you.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was like having a robot read to you.


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    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.

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    Carey LAKE MARY, FL, United States 08-06-15
    Carey LAKE MARY, FL, United States 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    state help kills self help!! get book.... clear ... got to read it.....

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    "classic outline of this economics philosophy"

    I don't agree with his philosophy, this is the classic book that outlines Friedman's approach

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    Capcyclone 03-04-15
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    "Should we required reading for all college grads"

    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.

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    "great book of practical relevance"

    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.

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    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.

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    "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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