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The Resource Milton Friedman : a concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist, Eamonn Butler

Milton Friedman : a concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist, Eamonn Butler

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Milton Friedman : a concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist
Title
Milton Friedman
Title remainder
a concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist
Statement of responsibility
Eamonn Butler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most important economic thinkers of all time ..."--Paul Krugman Milton Friedman changed the world. From free markets in China to the flat taxes of Eastern Europe, from the debate on drugs to interest rate policy, Friedman's skill for vivid argument and ideas led to robust and often successful challenges to a dizzying array of status quos. Relying on big-picture economic analysis and an insistent faith in human freedom, he took on the economic and political orthodoxies of his day - and if he didn't always win, he never failed to change the terms of the debate. Rarely an uncontroversial figure, with his disciples and detractors to this day, this is neither a credulous nor a critical look at the Nobel laureate. A brand new guide, it simply sets out to explain his economic and public policy thinking in a straightforward and accessible way for the general reader and student. Find out: - how Friedman undermined Keynesianism and the prevailing wisdom of large-scale economic intervention - how he demonstrated the true cause of the Great Depression and identified its real culprits (they weren't the ones jumping out of the windows) - what Friedman believed really destroys the value of the money in your pocket and how it can be stopped - his arguments for why regulations and minimum- wage laws actually achieve lower standards and greater poverty - his reasons for why big corporations prefer markets that aren't free, and how high taxation harms the wealthy less than anyone else. "There's no such thing as a free lunch." - Milton Friedman With more, too, on democracy, equality, global trade, education, public services and financial crises, this is a concise but comprehensive guide to the influence of a key 20th century thinker. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the economist whose work changed everything
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Butler, Eamonn
Dewey number
332.46
Index
index present
LC call number
HB119.F84
LC item number
B87 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Harriman economics essentials
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  • Friedman, Milton
  • Economists
  • Monetary policy
  • Friedman, Milton
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance / General
  • Economists
  • Monetary policy
  • United States
Label
Milton Friedman : a concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist, Eamonn Butler
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-146) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
  • Contents -- About the Author -- Introduction -- A Timeline of Milton Friedman's Life and Work -- 1. The economist who changed everything -- Worldwide influence -- The making of an economist -- The public intellectual -- 2. How to end financial crises -- The false trust in governments -- A better explanation -- Lessons for today -- 3. Curing inflation and unemployment -- The disease of inflation -- Other explanations of inflation -- Inflation versus unemployment? -- How to control inflation -- How to not cure inflation -- 4. A bonfire of controls
  • Free people and free tradeSetting currencies free -- The poverty of regulation -- 5. The failure of government -- The role of government -- Why governments fail -- The fraud of government -- A different approach -- 6. The merits of markets -- Friedman on markets -- Diversity, not discrimination -- Markets help ordinary people -- 7. Freedom and equality -- The quest for equality -- Why freedom works -- The importance of personal freedom -- Friedman's view of humankind -- Further reading -- Index
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769145454
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1 online resource (153 pages)
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9780857191250
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remote
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(OCoLC)769145454
Label
Milton Friedman : a concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist, Eamonn Butler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-146) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- About the Author -- Introduction -- A Timeline of Milton Friedman's Life and Work -- 1. The economist who changed everything -- Worldwide influence -- The making of an economist -- The public intellectual -- 2. How to end financial crises -- The false trust in governments -- A better explanation -- Lessons for today -- 3. Curing inflation and unemployment -- The disease of inflation -- Other explanations of inflation -- Inflation versus unemployment? -- How to control inflation -- How to not cure inflation -- 4. A bonfire of controls
  • Free people and free tradeSetting currencies free -- The poverty of regulation -- 5. The failure of government -- The role of government -- Why governments fail -- The fraud of government -- A different approach -- 6. The merits of markets -- Friedman on markets -- Diversity, not discrimination -- Markets help ordinary people -- 7. Freedom and equality -- The quest for equality -- Why freedom works -- The importance of personal freedom -- Friedman's view of humankind -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
769145454
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (153 pages)
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9780857191250
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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51024c43-c6f7-4f49-a5bb-20e89bb64a04
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)769145454

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