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.


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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Customer Reviews

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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


Freedom of choice was a lot better. This one wasn't quite as engaging. I am not near as conservative as Milton Friedman, but some of his points in freedom of choice were a lot more convincing.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

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