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    DescriptionIt is a rare professor who greatly alters the thinking of his professional colleagues. It's an even rarer one who helps transform the world. Friedman has done both." - Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In his classic book, Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman presents his view of the proper role of competitive capitalism - the organization of the bulk of economic activity through private enterprise operating in a free market - as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. He also outlines the role that government should play in a society dedicated to freedom and relying primarily on the market to organize economic activity. Friedman begins with a discussion of the principles of a truly liberal society. He then applies those principles to a range of pressing problems, including monetary policy, discrimination, education, income distribution, welfare, and poverty. The result is a book that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and has become increasingly influential in recent years as more and more governments have moved from highly planned economies to embrace free market economics.


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    Title
    Capitalism and Freedom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Milton Friedman, By (author) P. N. Snowden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 210
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226264219
    ISBN 10: 0226264211
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    Edition
    40, Special edition
    Edition statement
    40th Anniversary edition
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    17 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Milton Friedman is a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the Paul Snowden Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago. In 1976 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. He has written a number of books, including two with his wife, Rose D. Friedman - the bestselling Free to Choose and Two Lucky People: Memoirs, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.
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    "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." - Henry Hazlitt, Newsweek
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    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.