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Milton Friedman : a biography

Author: Alan O Ebenstein
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of economist Milton Friedman, discussing his contributions to economic theory, his role as a commentator and pundit, his efforts to reduce government and promote personal freedoms, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Milton Friedman; Friedman; Milton Friedman; Milton Friedman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan O Ebenstein
ISBN: 9781403976277 1403976279
OCLC Number: 71842863
Description: xi, 286 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
[pt]. 1. 1912 to 1946 --
1. Early life --
2. Undergraduate years --
3. University of Chicago and Columbia --
4. Rose --
5. World War II --
6. Return to academe --
[pt]. 2. 1946 to 1976 --
7. Department of economics --
8. "Positive economics" --
9. Family --
10. Professor --
11. A theory of the consumption function --
12. Keynes --
13. A monetary history of the United States --
14. Chicago school of economics --
15. Capitalism and freedom --
16. Travel and Goldwater --
17. Colleagues --
18. Public intellectual and policy proposals --
19. Nixon and the Nobel prize --
[pt]. 3. 1977 to 2006 --
20. Free to choose --
21. Reagan and international influence --
22. Hayek and the role of ideas --
23. School vouchers and social issues --
24. Friedman prize --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Bibliographical essay --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Lanny Ebenstein.
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Chronicles the life of economist Milton Friedman, discussing his contributions to economic theory, his role as a commentator and pundit, his efforts to reduce government and promote personal freedoms, and other related topics.

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