Author: Milton Friedman, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 272, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 9780226734828

One of TIME magazine’s All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books One of Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since the War One of National Review’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century ​One of Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s 50 Best Books of the 20th Century 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 an 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. ​ First published in 1962, Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom is one of the most significant works of economic theory ever written. Enduring in its eminence and esteem, it has sold nearly a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and continues to inform economic thinking and policymaking around the world. This new edition includes prefaces written by Friedman for both the 1982 and 2002 reissues of the book, as well as a new foreword by Binyamin Appelbaum, lead economics writer for the New York Times editorial board.

Author: Milton Friedman, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 202, Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 0226264017

Examines the nature of the relationship which exists between a society based on competitive capitalism and the political and economic freedoms of its citizens

Author: Sulaiman Hakemy, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: CRC Press, ISBN: 9781351350266

Milton Friedman was arguably the single most influential economist of the 20th-century. His influence, particularly on conservative politics in America and Great Britain, substantially helped - as both supporters and critics agree - to shape the global economy as it is today. Capitalism and Freedom (1962) is a passionate but carefully reasoned summary of Friedman's philosophy of political and economic freedom, and it has become perhaps his most directly influential work. Friedman's argument focuses on the place of economic liberalism in society: in his view, free markets and personal economic freedom are absolutely necessary for true political freedom to exist. Freedom, for Friedman, is the ultimate good in a society - the marker and aim of true civilisation. And, crucially, he argues, real freedom is rarely aided by government. For Friedman, indeed, "the great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government." Instead, he argues, they have always been produced by "minority views" flourishing in a social climate permitting variety and diversity." In successive chapters, Friedman develops a well-structured line of reasoning emerging from this stance - leading him to some surprising conclusions that remain persuasive and influential more than 60 years on.

Author: Peter Nolan, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 358, Publisher: Anthem Press, ISBN: 9780857286932

This remarkable, expansive text, explores the impact and ramifications this domineering economic phenomenon has had over our personal and social liberties. In this epoch of capitalist globalisation, Peter Nolan argues that capitalist freedom is a two-edged sword, and its contradictions have intensified, threatening the natural environment, and intensifying global inequality.

Author: Rob Larson, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 248, Publisher: Zero Books, ISBN: 1785357336

A single-handed debunking of libertarian economics and "the age of Friedman".

Author: Philippe Van Parijs, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 342, Publisher: Clarendon Press, ISBN: 9780191520938

Capitalist societies are full of unacceptable inequalities. Freedom is of paramount importance. These two convictions are widely shared across the world. Yet they often seem in complete contradiction with each other. Fighting inequality jeopardizes freedom; taking freedom seriously boosts inequality. What can be done? Can the circle be squared? Philippe Van Parijs offers a ground breaking solution to the dilemma. Assessing and rejecting the claims of both socialism and conventional capitalism, he presents a clear and compelling alternative vision of the just society: a capitalist society offering a substantial unconditional basic income to all its members. Moving beyond pure political theory, Van Parijs shows what his ideal of free society means in the real world by drawing out its controversial policy implications. Real Freedom for All will be essential reading for anyone concerned about the just society and the welfare state as we move into the twenty first century.

Author: Milton Friedman, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 660, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 0226264157

This "rich autobiographical and historical panorama" ("Wall Street Journal") provides a memorable and lively account of the lives of the Friedmans: their involvement with world leaders and many of this century's most important public policy issues. 26 photos.

Author: Martin Hägglund, Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit, Total Page: 464, Publisher: Anchor, ISBN: 9781101873731

Hägglund argues that a faith not in God or eternal life, but in the finite, temporal life we lead here on earth is one that gives that life far greater depth of meaning. In contrast to the traditional religious faith in eternity, he proposes a secular faith in the value of living in time. His book provides not only a critique of religious ideals, but also a positive, alternative understanding of the beliefs and values that can motivate us to live lives of meaning in the here and now. -- adapted from jacket

Author: David D. Friedman, Genre: Anarchism, Total Page: 268, Publisher: , ISBN: UOM:39015002728247

Author: Capitalist4life, Genre: , Total Page: 101, Publisher: , ISBN: 1098965280

100-pg meme book - What is a meme?: This book of memes will help to relive the madness since 2016. Great coffee table book for any home. All different types of memes from different news stories throughout the years. Just a great way to relive the winning during the Donald Trump presidency. The book of memes will keep you and your friends laughing for days. An element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.Love capitalism? Love memes? Understand the value of capitalism and what opportunities come from capitalism? This is a great meme book full of laughs and makes for a great coffee table book. It also makes for a great gift.