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Capitalism and Freedom Audiobook

Capitalism and Freedom

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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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    J. Childs Lakeland, FL USA 01-01-13
    J. Childs Lakeland, FL USA 01-01-13 Member Since 2012
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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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    M. Vera 12-01-16
    M. Vera 12-01-16
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    "Dated, Difficult to Comprehend Audibly"

    I am sure I agree with most of the points MF makes. However, I read / listen to these books in order to better formulate my thinking on a subject. Listening to this book on tape just does not do that for me. It is dated and that affects the scope and depth of the argument to be made for or against government intervention. The flatness of the narration probably does not help either. This was a disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Logan 05-06-16
    Logan 05-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic book on capitalism and freedom."

    A fantastic perspective on capitalism and freedom and how both are very tightly intertwined.

    The narrator however, does not do this work justice. Very dry reading.

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    jared 07-27-15
    jared 07-27-15
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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Meh"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dale 08-13-17
    Dale 08-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good collection of Friedman's work"

    Lots of information to consider. Historical perspective of issues that are becoming more main stream today. Great foresight from Friedman.

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    08-10-17
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    "good overview of pro capitolistic view"

    overall good basic review of pro capitalistic ideas with some detail. narrator does good job

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    Robert Rapplean 06-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A weathered classic"

    This recording is a straightforward dictation of the classic book on economics.

    Overall, I found it more an education in the philosophy of those I have heard quote Friedman than in economics itself. As is too often the case, those individuals have picked out the parts that they liked, and it was good to hear the full context.

    As for Freidman's writings, I found them to be outdated and heavily biased towards extemporization without the support of data and study that I've come to expect from the information age.

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    Matthew 02-17-17
    Matthew 02-17-17
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    "An excellent read!"

    One should also read The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek as well as pretty much anything from Thomas Sowell to go hand in hand with this book!

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    Business_MD 11-21-16
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    "Challenging read."

    Challenging read. Inferior in design, sensitivity, and delivery to his earlier work, "Free to Choose." I recommend "Free to Choose". I recommend avoiding "Capitalism and Freedom".

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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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    "Michael Edwards's English narration is terrible. "

    Struggled with the narration and sound quality. The message is lost because of the lazy production.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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