Milton Friedman on Freedom
Milton Friedman on Freedom

Milton Friedman on Freedom

Selections from The Collected Works of Milton Friedman


260 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Hardcover, ebook: PDF, Mobipocket, ebook: EPUB, Paperback

Hardcover, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: April 2017

ISBN 9780817920340


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In this book, Robert Leeson and Charles Palm have assembled an amazing collection of Milton Friedman’s best works on freedom. Even more amazing is that the selection represents only 1 percent of the 1,500 works by Friedman that Leeson and Palm have put online in a user-friendly format—and an even smaller percentage if you include their archive of Friedman’s audio and television recordings, correspondence, and other writings. This book and the larger online collection are sorely needed and very welcome. Milton Friedman deserves to be read in the original by generation after generation.


“Milton Friedman lives on because his ideas are forever and his expository skills are unsurpassed, as shown in this book of special importance in today’s world.”
George P. Shultz, Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, former US Secretary of State, Labor, and Treasury, and director, Office of Management and Budget

“We live in an age when political, economic, religious and speech freedoms are both under attack and taken for granted. That makes these penetrating insights and trenchant analyses by their great champion, Milton Friedman, essential reading for all, both those who value freedom’s great blessings and those who don’t but should.”
Michael J. Boskin, Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University and former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers

“At a moment when free societies and their defenders are under growing ideological assault, Milton Friedman’s incisive essays powerfully remind us of what it means to be free—and why it matters. This is a luminous, timely, and necessary book.”
George H. Nash, historian, author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 and a three-volume biography of Herbert Hoover, and a senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal

Author Biography

Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize for economic science, was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006. He passed away on Nov. 16, 2006. Friedman was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988 and received the National Medal of Science the same year. He was widely regarded as the leader of the Chicago School of monetary economics, which stresses the importance of the quantity of money as an instrument of government policy and as a determinant of business cycles and inflation. Robert Leeson is a prolific historian of economic thought who has published or edited more than twenty books on Milton Friedman, A.W.H. Phillips, and Friedrich Hayek. Charles Palm is the deputy director emeritus of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Retiring in 2002, he completed thirty-one years of service at the Hoover, including eighteen years directing the Hoover Library & Archives.