Capitalism and Freedom (Paperback)

Fortieth Anniversary Edition

By Milton Friedman

University of Chicago Press, 9780226264219, 230pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/15/2002)
Compact Disc (6/6/2017)
Compact Disc (6/6/2017)

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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.

About the Author

Milton Friedman (1912–2006) was the Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics at the University of Chicago. He received the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics and is best known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. He was a principal founder of what has come to be known as the Chicago School of Economics and was one of the world’s leading proponents of the importance of the free market. 
Friedman authored many books during his lifetime including the seminal work Capitalism and Freedom, which was published by Chicago in 1962. He and his wife Rose Friedman co-authored the memoir Two Lucky People, also published by Chicago.