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Capitalism and Freedom

By Milton Friedman,P.N. Snowden

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| Paperback | 9780226264219

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It is a rare professor who greatly alters the thinking of his professional colleagues. It's an even rarer one who helps transform the world. Friedman has done both." - Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune How can we benefit from the promise of government Continue

It is a rare professor who greatly alters the thinking of his professional colleagues. It's an even rarer one who helps transform the world. Friedman has done both." - Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In his classic book, Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman presents his view of the proper 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. He also outlines the role that government should play in a society dedicated to freedom and relying primarily on the market to organize economic activity. Friedman begins with a discussion of the principles of a truly liberal society. He then applies those principles to a range of pressing problems, including monetary policy, discrimination, education, income distribution, welfare, and poverty.
The result is a book that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and has become increasingly influential in recent years as more and more governments have moved from highly planned economies to embrace free market economics.

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  • 2 people find this helpful

    跟著Friedman的推論,可以試著學習他論理的方式,條理清楚、分析扼要。更重要的是,他是個堅定的自由主義者:)

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    Joy said on Oct 31, 2011 | 1 feedback

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    只有市場願意資助對立的理念互相競爭,
    因為資本願意為了自己拼命提供社會各種替代的選擇,
    自由的氣氛會在這樣包容的環境中茁壯。

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    LeafingBOOKs said on Oct 14, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    只能說是經典了,即使是許久以前寫就的書,書中自由人的觀念仍然深得我心

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    水管的書櫃 said on Dec 21, 2010 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    持有版本為 民國六十一年 台灣銀行所發行譯本。

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    chungyu said on Sep 14, 2010 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Un classico del Liberalismo. Non si può condividere tutto ciò che è scritto, ma comunque farlo leggere ad un po' di keynesiani o peggio socialisti non sarebbe male.

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    Markorules said on May 13, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    Clear public policy proposals. A short book, light on philosophy, heavy on practicality. If you want to know why (some) conservative thought is not stupid, pick this up.

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    Leebeck said on Feb 29, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 210 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0226264211
  • ISBN-13: 9780226264219
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Publish date: 2002-12-17
  • Dimensions: 77 mm x 851 mm x 1,315 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Others
  • In other languages: other languages 繁體書 , 简体书
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