LISTENER

wordmaster

  • 1
  • review
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 4
  • ratings
  • Capitalism and Freedom, Fortieth Anniversary Edition

  • By: Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman, Grover Gardner - prologue
  • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A poor execution of a great book.

  • By Mike S. on 01-25-18

A “Must-Read” for Those Interested in Economic Freedom

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Milton Friedman presents his classic tome on economics from the viewpoint of a classical liberal, who today would likely be known as a libertarian as opposed to a progressive or the current understanding of “liberal.”

Friedman makes his case clearly and without distracting economic jargon. And he is prescient in many areas. The book, however, is severely outdated with statistical references stretching back 50 or more years and the use of abandoned terminology such as “negro,” which is an unnecessary distraction.