Capitalism and Freedom Book
Score: 3.5
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Capitalism and Freedom


  • Author : Milton Friedman
  • Publisher : Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 0226264017

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Capitalism and Freedom Excerpt :

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

Capitalism and Freedom Book

Capitalism and Freedom


  • Author : Milton Friedman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226734828

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Capitalism and Freedom Excerpt :

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.

An Analysis of Milton Friedman s Capitalism and Freedom Book

An Analysis of Milton Friedman s Capitalism and Freedom


  • Author : Sulaiman Hakemy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351350266

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An Analysis of Milton Friedman s Capitalism and Freedom Excerpt :

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.

Capitalism vs  Freedom Book
Score: 5
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Capitalism vs Freedom


  • Author : Rob Larson
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785357343

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Capitalism vs Freedom Excerpt :

For years, we’ve been taught that capitalism is good for freedom. Dominant right-wing talk radio hosts to this day recommend “libertarian” classics like Hayek’s Road to Serfdom and Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom that claim markets free us, and this picture still dominates the schools and the political spectrum. Well get bent, one percent, because Rob Larson’s Capitalism vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom puts big business under a microscope. This book debunks the conservative classics while demonstrating that the marketplace has its own great centers of power, which the libertarian tradition itself claims is a limit to freedom. In fact, Larson illustrates how capitalism fails both this and other concepts of human liberty, not just failing to establish a right to a share of society’s production, but also leaving us subject to the great power plays of the one percent’s corporate property.

Two Lucky People Book
Score: 5
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Two Lucky People


  • Author : Milton Friedman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1999-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 702
  • ISBN 10 : 0226264157

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Two Lucky People Excerpt :

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.

Real Freedom for All Book

Real Freedom for All


  • Author : Philippe Van Parijs
  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Release Date : 1995-05-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191520938

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Real Freedom for All Excerpt :

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.

Free To Choose Book
Score: 4.5
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Free To Choose


  • Author : Milton Friedman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 1990-11-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547539751

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Free To Choose Excerpt :

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A powerful and persuasive discussion about economics, freedom, and the relationship between the two, from today's brightest economist. In this classic discussion, Milton and Rose Friedman explain how our freedom has been eroded and our affluence undermined through the explosion of laws, regulations, agencies, and spending in Washington. This important analysis reveals what has gone wrong in America in the past and what is necessary for our economic health to flourish.

This Life Book

This Life


  • Author : Martin Hägglund
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101873731

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This Life Excerpt :

Winner of the René Wellek Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Millions, and The Sydney Morning Herald This Life offers a profoundly inspiring basis for transforming our lives, demonstrating that our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism. Philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that we need to cultivate not a religious faith in eternity but a secular faith devoted to our finite life together. He shows that all spiritual questions of freedom are inseparable from economic and material conditions: what matters is how we treat one another in this life and what we do with our time. Engaging with great philosophers from Aristotle to Hegel and Marx, literary writers from Dante to Proust and Knausgaard, political economists from Mill to Keynes and Hayek, and religious thinkers from Augustine to Kierkegaard and Martin Luther King, Jr., Hägglund points the way to an emancipated life.

The Machinery of Freedom Book
Score: 4
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The Machinery of Freedom


  • Author : David D. Friedman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Anarchism
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002728247

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Everybody Gets Freedom with Capitalism Book

Everybody Gets Freedom with Capitalism


  • Author : Capitalist4life
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-05-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 1098965280

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Everybody Gets Freedom with Capitalism Excerpt :

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.

The Victory of Reason Book
Score: 3.5
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The Victory of Reason


  • Author : Rodney Stark
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588365002

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The Victory of Reason Excerpt :

Many books have been written about the success of the West, analyzing why Europe was able to pull ahead of the rest of the world by the end of the Middle Ages. The most common explanations cite the West’s superior geography, commerce, and technology. Completely overlooked is the fact that faith in reason, rooted in Christianity’s commitment to rational theology, made all these developments possible. Simply put, the conventional wisdom that Western success depended upon overcoming religious barriers to progress is utter nonsense.In The Victory of Reason, Rodney Stark advances a revolutionary, controversial, and long overdue idea: that Christianity and its related institutions are, in fact, directly responsible for the most significant intellectual, political, scientific, and economic breakthroughs of the past millennium. In Stark’s view, what has propelled the West is not the tension between secular and nonsecular society, nor the pitting of science and the humanities against religious belief. Christian theology, Stark asserts, is the very font of reason: While the world’s other great belief systems emphasized mystery, obedience, or introspection, Christianity alone embraced logic and reason as the path toward enlightenment, freedom, and progress. That is what made all the difference.In explaining the West’s dominance, Stark convincingly debunks long-accepted “truths.” For instance, by contending that capitalism thrived centuries before there was a Protestant work ethic–or even Protestants–he counters the notion that the Protestant work ethic was responsible for kicking capitalism into overdrive. In the fifth century, Stark notes, Saint Augustine celebrated theological and material progress and the institution of “exuberant invention.” By contrast, long before Augustine, Aristotle had condemned commercial trade as “inconsistent with human virtue”–which helps further underscore that Augustine’s times were not the Dark Ages but the incubat

The Essential Adam Smith Book
Score: 5
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The Essential Adam Smith


  • Author : Adam Smith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1987-03-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393955309

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The Essential Adam Smith Excerpt :

Gathers selections from Smith's economic writings, discusses his theories, and assesses their influence on modern economics

Milton Friedman Book

Milton Friedman


  • Author : James Forder
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 495
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137387844

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Milton Friedman Excerpt :

This book examines the work of Milton Friedman, which is amongst the most significant in modern economics and, equally, amongst the most contentious. Although Friedman became most famous for his views on money and monetary policy as well as his public writings, a large and important part of his work concerned other aspects of economics. All parts of Friedman’s work are considered here, as is his account of his own life. By focussing on what Friedman wrote rather than what later authors have written about him, this volume seeks to analyse the character, qualities and development of the arguments he made. This text is important for anyone interested in this both celebrated and reviled figure in economics. James Forder clarifies messages in Friedman’s writing that have otherwise so often been obscured by academic and public controversy.

Freedom or Equality Book

Freedom or Equality


  • Author : Daniel Lacalle
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642934342

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Freedom or Equality Excerpt :

Capitalism offers greater prosperity and opportunity for everyone, while socialism, unnecessary interventionism, and other choices inevitably fail. But capitalism is quickly falling out of favor with the middle class in the Western world. Fortunately, it can be fixed. The next decades will present numerous challenges: exponentially accelerating technology and use of robots, an aging population, repressive taxation, and the sustainability of education and health care costs—to name just a few. Freedom or Equality addresses those challenges while presenting a fresh examination of Social Capitalism—a moderate option between extreme solutions of all sorts that can deliver superior growth and prosperity worldwide.

The Property Owning Democracy Book

The Property Owning Democracy


  • Author : Gavin Kerr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-06-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351996341

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The Property Owning Democracy Excerpt :

The ideas of ‘predistribution’ and the property-owning democracy have recently emerged as the central features of the progressive social liberal response to the problems of poverty, unemployment, economic insecurity, burgeoning socio-economic inequality, and economic instability, none of which the more familiar institutions of welfare state capitalism seem able effectively to solve. These social liberal proposals for institutional reform have, however, been rejected by ‘neo-classical’ liberals who have attempted to modernize and revitalize the traditional classical liberal case for a set of ‘market democratic’ laissez-faire institutions. This book makes a fresh attempt to demarcate an area of common ground between the positions occupied by classical and social liberals by identifying a set of institutional arrangements to which both can agree, while at the same time recognizing that there will be many important issues about which liberal (and non-liberal) political and social thinkers will continue strongly to disagree. Drawing on ideas and arguments identifiable within a particular branch of the left-libertarian tradition, the book develops market democratic interpretations of the ideas of predistribution and the property-owning democracy, and presents a powerful case for an institutional reform which constitutes a genuinely progressive alternative to more familiar social democratic institutions. By identifying progressive predistributive institutions as essential conditions both for the effective protection of 'market freedom' and for the maximization of the substantive opportunities of the least advantaged members of society, the book shows how these institutions may be justified on grounds which both classical and social liberals may reasonably be expected to endorse.