Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

Capitalism and Freedom is a book by Milton Friedman originally published in 1962 which discusses the role of economic capitalism in liberal society. In accessible, jargon-free language, Friedman makes the case for economic freedom as a precondition for political freedom. He defines liberal in European Enlightenment terms, contrasting with an American usage that he believes has been corrupted since the Great Depression. Many North Americans usually categorized as conservative or libertarian have adopted some of his views. The book finds several realistic places in which a free market can be promoted for both philosophical and practical reasons, with several surprising conclusions. Among other concepts, Friedman advocates ending the mandatory licensing of doctors and introducing a system of vouchers for school education.

The 67th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 10th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)
  2. - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Capitalism & Freedom: A Leading Economist's View of the Proper Role of Competitive Capitalism Paperback 1112814 $22.18 $3.45 1968
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition Paperback 6868 $12.57 $2.98 2002
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition Kindle Edition 17434 $10.49 2009
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition Hardcover 149805 $46.24 $42.25 2002
Capitalism and Freedom (Phoenix Books) Paperback 716802 $4.00 $0.01 1982
Capitalism and Freedom Audio CD 852458 $17.05 $39.89 2012
By Milton Friedman Capitalism and Freedom (Unabridged) [Audio CD] Audio CD 703025 $47.45 $47.39 2012
Capitalism and Freedom Audible Audio Edition 5478 $11.95 2012
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition [Deluxe Edition] 1st (first) edition Paperback 728793 $20.03 $14.29 2001