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

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Introduction

“Milton Friedman was a very great man indeed – a man of intellectual courage who was one of the most important economic thinkers of all time, and possibly the most brilliant communicator of economic ideas to the general public that ever lived.”

– Nobel economist Paul Krugman, New York Review of Books

What this book is about

This book guides the reader through the startlingly original ideas of Milton Friedman (1912–2006) – a Nobel laureate in economics, but best known to many for his TV series and book Free to Choose (1980), a searing critique of big government and robust defence of individual freedom.

Friedman’s thinking had a powerful influence on world leaders such as Margaret Thatcher in Britain and Ronald Reagan in ...

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