Milton Friedman on Freedom: Selections from The Collected Works of Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman on Freedom: Selections from The Collected Works of Milton Friedman


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817920340
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 529,724
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize for economic science, was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006. He passed away on Nov. 16, 2006. Friedman was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988 and received the National Medal of Science the same year. He was widely regarded as the leader of the Chicago School of monetary economics, which stresses the importance of the quantity of money as an instrument of government policy and as a determinant of business cycles and inflation. Robert Leeson is a prolific historian of economic thought who has published or edited more than twenty books on Milton Friedman, A.W.H. Phillips, and Friedrich Hayek. Charles Palm is the deputy director emeritus of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Retiring in 2002, he completed thirty-one years of service at the Hoover, including eighteen years directing the Hoover Library & Archives.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Foreword John B. Taylor ix

1 Liberalism, Old Style (1955) 1

2 The Relation between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom (1962) 17

3 The Role of Government in a Free Society (1962) 35

4 Is a Free Society Stable? (1962) 53

5 An Interview with Milton Friedman: A Reason Interview (1974) 69

6 Say "No" to Intolerance (1991) 93

7 The Line We Dare Not Cross (1976) 101

8 The Future of Capitalism (1977) 119

9 Fair versus Free (1977) 135

10 Created Equal (1980) 139

11 The Meaning of Freedom (1985) 165

12 Free Markets and Free Speech (1987) 177

13 Where Are We on the Road to Liberty? (1987) 189

14 The Foundations of a Free Society (1988) 197

15 The Tide in the Affairs of Men (1988) 207

Bibliographical Notes 227

About Milton Friedman 231

About the Editors 233

About John B. Taylor 235

Index 237

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