Milton Friedman on Freedom

Milton Friedman on Freedom

Selections from The Collected Works of Milton Friedman

Editors: Charles G. Palm, Robert Leeson
ISBN: 978-0-8179-2034-0
Publication Date: 4/1/2017

A recipient of the both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize, Milton Friedman was one of the nation’s most energetic and thoughtful exponents of freedom. In Milton Friedman on Freedom, Robert Leeson and Charles G. Palm have assembled fifteen essays that focus on Friedman’s theoretical views on freedom, offering a complete picture of his thinking about the value that formed the moral foundation of his intellectual life. They answer questions about freedom that are as relevant today as they were when he first addressed them.

The essays are arranged chronologically, enabling the reader to trace real-world developments over time and to see how Friedman reacted to these developments and in fact influenced them. In each essay Friedman focuses on a particular aspect or idea of freedom, illustrating the abstract ideas with real-world examples and stories. This book represents the first and only collection of his writings containing everything he said on freedom, and it is now available in a single, lean volume.

Milton Friedman on Freedom confirms again Milton Friedman’s status as one of America’s greatest intellectual freedom fighter. It is essential reading for all those who value liberty.

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Charles G. Palm

Charles G. Palm is the deputy director emeritus of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. As Hoover’s chief archivist, he acquired the archives of Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Karl Popper, William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, among others.




Robert Leeson

Robert Leeson is a noted historian of economic thought. He has written or edited more than twenty books on leading economists, including Milton Friedman, A. W. H. Phillips, and Friedrich Hayek.




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Preface
Introduction by John B. Taylor

CHAPTER 1 Liberalism, Old Style (1955)
CHAPTER 2 The Relation between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom (1962)
CHAPTER 3 The Role of Government in a Free Society (1962)
CHAPTER 4 Is a Free Society Stable? (1962)
CHAPTER 5 An Interview with Milton Friedman: A Reason Interview (1974)
CHAPTER 6 Say No to Intolerance (1991)
CHAPTER 7 The Line We Dare Not Cross (1976)
CHAPTER 8 The Future of Capitalism (1977)
CHAPTER 9 Fair versus Free (1977)
CHAPTER 10 Created Equal (1980)
CHAPTER 11 The Meaning of Freedom (1985)
CHAPTER 12 Free Markets and Free Speech (1987)
CHAPTER 13 Where Are We on the Road to Liberty? (1987)
CHAPTER 14 The Foundations of a Free Society (1988)
CHAPTER 15 The Tide in the Affairs of Men (1988)

Bibliographical Publishing Historiesof Selected Essays
About the Author
About the Editors
Index



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