By Milton Friedman
Selected by means of the days Literary complement as one of many "hundred such a lot influential books because the war"
How will we enjoy the promise of presidency whereas fending off the hazard it poses to person freedom? during this vintage publication, Milton Friedman presents the definitive assertion of his immensely influential monetary philosophy—one during which aggressive capitalism serves as either a tool for reaching financial freedom and an important situation for political freedom. the result's an available textual content that has bought good over part 1000000 copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and exhibits each signal of turning into an increasing number of influential as time is going on.
"Milton Friedman is without doubt one of the nation's striking economists, exceptional for awesome analytical powers and technical virtuosity. he's unfailingly enlightening, self sufficient, brave, penetrating, and principally, stimulating." - Henry Hazlitt, Newsweek
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If we are to use some of our resources for such indivisible items, we must employ political channels to reconcile differences. The use of political channels, while inevitable, tends to strain the social cohesion essential for a stable society. The strain is least if agreement for joint action need be reached only on a limited range of issues on which people in any event have common views. Every extension of the range of issues for which explicit agreement is sought strains further the delicate threads that hold 24 CAP I TAL ISM AND F R E E D 0 M society together.
Paternalism is ines· capable for those whom we designate as not responsible. The clearest case, perhaps, is that of madmen. Weare willing neither to permit them freedom nor to shoot them. It would be nice if we could rely on voluntary activities of individuals to house and care for the madmen. But I think we cannot rule out the possibility that such charitable activities will be inadequate, if only because of the neighborhood effect involved in the fact that I benefit if another man contributes to the care of the insane.
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