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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Milton Friedman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1912 in Brookyln, New York

-- Milton Friedman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Milton Friedman was a Nobel Prize winning economist who taught at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Besides the Nobel Prize, Mr. Friedman was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and the Paul Snowden Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Econmics at the Univesity of Chicago. His economic theories and the "Chicago School" of economics had great impact in the last half of the twentieth century on the economic policies of many nations.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Money mischief :
ISBN: 015661930X. OCLC Number:

Harcourt Brace & Co.,. San Diego :. 1994.

Discusses the creation of value, explains the role of monetary theory, and the present monetary system of the United States.

Capitalism and freedom /
ISBN: 0226264211. OCLC Number:

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"How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy -- one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on."--Back cover.

Free to choose :
ISBN: 0156334607. OCLC Number:

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In this classic discussion about economics, freedom, and the relationship between the two, Milton and Rose Friedman explain how our freedom has been eroded and our prosperity undermined through the explosion of laws, regulations, agencies, and spending in Washington, and how good intentions often produce deplorable results when government is the middleman. The Friedmans also provide remedies for these ills--they tell us what to do in order to expand our freedom and promote prosperity. New Foreword by the authors.

Why government is the problem /
ISBN: 0817954422. OCLC Number:

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University,. [Stanford, Calif.] :. 1993.

Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by we, the people. Instead of Lincoln's government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we now have a government of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats, including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats.

A monetary history of the United States, 1867-1960 /
ISBN: 0691003548. OCLC Number:

Princeton University Press,. Princeton :. 1963.

Historical developments of the last century are explained in terms of monetary theory.

Price theory /
ISBN: 1607961512. OCLC Number:

Richest Man in Babylon Pub.,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2008.

Milton Friedman on economics :
ISBN: 0226263495. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 2007.

"Milton Friedman on Economics: Selected Papers collects a variety of Friedman's papers on topics in economics that were originally published in the Journal of Political Economy. Opening with Friedman's 1977 Nobel Lecture, the volume spans nearly the whole of his career, incorporating papers from as early as 1948 and as late as 1990."

Bright promises, dismal performance :
ISBN: 0156141612. OCLC Number:

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,. San Diego :. ©1983.

The great contraction, 1929-1933 /
ISBN: 0691137943. OCLC Number:

Princeton University Press,. Princeton :. ©2008.

Two lucky people :
ISBN: 0226264149. OCLC Number:

The University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 1998.

Two Lucky People is Milton and Rose Friedman's memorable and lively account of their lives, the people they knew, and the work they shared. For the first time they set the record straight regarding their involvement with world leaders and many of this century's most important public policy issues. Included here are previously unpublished documents of significant interest, such as a letter Milton Friedman wrote to General Pinochet in 1975 on his return from Chile, along with Pinochet's reply; a memo from Friedman prepared in 1988 for Zhao Zi Yang, the general secretary for the Communist party in China, on economic reform in China; and the transcript of Friedman's subsequent lengthy meeting with Zhao.


  • Nobel Prize -- Economics,