Capitalism and Freedom

  • by Milton Friedman
  • Narrated by Michael Edwards
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Milton Friedman argues that the appropriate role of competitive capitalism occurs when the majority of our economic activity flows through private enterprise within a free-market environment. This is unequivocally the most effective device for achieving economic freedom, as well as the necessary condition in which political freedom can be attained. Friedman's arguments are positively bold, enlightening, and impacting. Among the specific topics he addresses are "The Control of Money", "Fiscal Policy", "Capitalism and Discrimination", and "Social Welfare Measures".
Milton Friedman (1912-2006) was perhaps the most influential economist of the 20th century. Professor, columnist, author, and advisor, he was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

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What the Critics Say

"The most influential…economist since World War II." (Washington Post)
"Milton Friedman is one of the nation’s outstanding economists, distinguished for remarkable analytical powers and technical virtuosity. He is unfailingly enlightening, independent, courageous, penetrating, and above all, stimulating." (Newsweek)
"The economist of the century." (Fortune)

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Should be required reading

of all high school students. Would be appropriate for civics, government or economics courses. Foundational concepts for a civil society.
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- J. Childs

Dated, Difficult to Comprehend Audibly

I am sure I agree with most of the points MF makes. However, I read / listen to these books in order to better formulate my thinking on a subject. Listening to this book on tape just does not do that for me. It is dated and that affects the scope and depth of the argument to be made for or against government intervention. The flatness of the narration probably does not help either. This was a disappointment.
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- M. Vera

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.