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Capitalism and freedom

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, [1962]
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In Capitalism and Freedom, economist Milton Friedman argues that political and economic freedom are inextricably linked, promoting laissez faire and individual choice over government intervention in markets through tariffs, subsidies and regulations. The book, along with Friedman's other writing, is credited with reviving conservative economic theory and influencing policies designed to decrease government spending  Read more...
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Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006.
Capitalism and freedom.
[Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, [1962]
(OCoLC)579589988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Friedman
ISBN: 0226264009 9780226264004 0226264017 9780226264011
OCLC Number: 168498
Description: 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The relation between economic freedom and political freedom --
The role of government in a free society --
The control of money --
International financial and trade arrangements --
Fiscal policy --
The role of government in education --
Capitalism and discrimination --
Monopoly and the social responsibility of business and labor --
Occupational licensure --
The distribution of income --
Social welfare measures --
Alleviation of poverty.
Responsibility: Milton Friedman ; with the assistance of Rose D. Friedman.
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In Capitalism and Freedom, economist Milton Friedman argues that political and economic freedom are inextricably linked, promoting laissez faire and individual choice over government intervention in markets through tariffs, subsidies and regulations. The book, along with Friedman's other writing, is credited with reviving conservative economic theory and influencing policies designed to decrease government spending following the Great Depression. In so doing, it put forth many ideas--for example, a flat income tax and school vouchers--that feature heavily in political discourse today.

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