Capitalism and Freedom

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226264181
Release Date: 2009-02-15
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Why Government Is the Problem

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817954437
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Political Science

Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats.

Two Lucky People

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226264149
Release Date: 1998-06-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Nobel Prize-winning economist and his wife provide an account of their lives and the work they shared, highlighting their involvement in many of the century's most important public policy issues

Free to Choose

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547539754
Release Date: 1990-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics

The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index.

Milton Friedman on Economics

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226263496
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

On his death in the autumn of 2006, Milton Friedman was lauded as “the grandmaster of free-market economic theory in the postwar era” by the New York Times and “the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century” by the Economist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976, Friedman was both a highly respected economist and a prominent public intellectual, the leader of a revolution in economic and political thought that argued robustly in favor of virtues of free markets and laissez-faire policies. Milton Friedman on Economics: Selected Papers collects a variety of Friedman’s papers on topics in economics that were originally published in the Journal of Political Economy. Opening with Friedman’s 1977 Nobel Lecture, the volume spans nearly the whole of his career, incorporating papers from as early as 1948 and as late as 1990. An excellent introduction to Friedman’s economic thought, Milton Friedman will be essential for anyone tracing the course of twentieth-century economics and politics.

Money Mischief

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547542225
Release Date: 1994-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

The Nobel Prize–winning economist explains how value is created, and how that affects everything from your paycheck to global markets. In this “lively, enlightening introduction to monetary history” (Kirkus Reviews), one of the leading figures of the Chicago school of economics that rejected the theories of John Maynard Keynes offers a journey through history to illustrate the importance of understanding monetary economics, and how monetary theory can ignite or deepen inflation. With anecdotes revealing the far-reaching consequences of seemingly minor events—for example, how two obscure Scottish chemists destroyed the presidential prospects of William Jennings Bryan, and how FDR’s domestic politics helped communism triumph in China—as well as plain-English explanations of what the monetary system in the United States means for your personal finances and for everyone from the small business owner on Main Street to the banker on Wall Street, Money Mischief is an enlightening read from the author of Capitalism and Freedom and Free to Choose, who was called “the most influential economist of the second half of the twentieth century” by the Economist.

Capitalism

Author: George Reisman
Publisher: Jameson Books (IL)
ISBN: UOM:39015046474154
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics

The theme of this book is the natural harmony of self-interests--of businessmen, wage earners, and consumers--under capitalism. It is based on an integration of the theories of the Austrian school and the doctrines of the British classical economists.

Milton Friedman on Freedom

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817920364
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Political Science

In this book, Robert Leeson and Charles Palm have assembled an amazing collection of Milton Friedman's best works on freedom. Even more amazing is that the selection represents only 1 percent of the 1,500 works by Friedman that Leeson and Palm have put online in a user-friendly format—and an even smaller percentage if you include their archive of Friedman's audio and television recordings, correspondence, and other writings. This book and the larger online collection are sorely needed and very welcome. Milton Friedman deserves to be read in the original by generation after generation.

The Road to Serfdom

Author: Friedrich August Hayek
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415253896
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

Essays in Positive Economics

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226264033
Release Date: 1953-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This paper is concerned primarily with certain methodological problems that arise in constructing the "distinct positive science" that John Neville Keynes called for, in particular, the problem how to decide whether a suggested hypothesis or theory should be tentatively accepted as part of the "body of systematized knowledge concerning what is."

Milton Friedman A Biography

Author: Lanny Ebenstein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230603459
Release Date: 2007-01-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Born the son of immigrant parents, Milton Friedman went on to become a major figure during the resurgence of American conservatism. As an adviser to the Reagan administration and a widely read columnist, he played a vital role in shaping government policy and public opinion while he made headlines for his controversial views. Drawing on the author's unprecedented access to personal archives--and to Friedman himself prior to his death in 2006--this is the first book to trace his life and development as an economic theorist. With a combination of revealing personal detail and fascinating exploration of economic theory, this is a revealing look at the man regarded by many as a hero of libertarianism and laissez-faire economics.

The Indispensable Milton Friedman

Author: Lanny Ebenstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781596988170
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Milton Friedman is one of the most famous economists in history. His writings and theories on everything from capitalism and freedom to deregulation and welfare have inspired movements, influenced government policies, and changed the course of America’s economic history. Now, acclaimed Friedman biographer Dr. Lanny Ebenstein brings together twenty of Friedman’s greatest essays in his new book, The Indispensable Milton Friedman: Essays on Politics and Economics. The only collection of Friedman’s writings to span his entire career, The Indispensable Milton Friedman: Essays on Politics and Economics features some of Friedman’s never-before-republished writings as well as the best and most timeless of his works. These exceptional essays not only illuminate the progression of Friedman’s thought, but explain how America might overcome some of its most difficult challenges. Broken into two sections, politics and economics, The Indispensable Milton Friedman shows how we can ultimately turn America around, and is more necessary than ever during this critical election year and time of economic uncertainty.

Why Capitalism

Author: Allan H. Meltzer
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780199859573
Release Date: 2012-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Why Capitalism? addresses the current debate among politicians, scholars in the political sciences, and general readers on the benefits and the supposed shortcomings of capitalism.