Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

This book explores the role of competitive capitalism - the organization of the bulk of economic activity through private enterprise operating in a free market - as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The author further examines how freedom could be preserved in a society where the roles and importance of government are ever expanding, and presents his view on topics such as monetary policy, fiscal policy, education, discrimination, and the alleviation of poverty.

The 854th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 416

Since this book was first published in 1962, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 416.0.

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