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"Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government." -- Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, a professor at the University of Chicago, and the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Among scholars, he is best known for his theoretical and empirical research, especially consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy.He was an economic advisor to U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Over time, many governments practiced his restatement of a political philosophy that extolled the virtues of a free market economic system with little intervention by government. As a professor of the Chicago School of Economics, based at the University of Chicago, he had great influence in determining the research agenda of the entire profession. Milton Friedman's works, which include many monographs, books, scholarly articles, papers, magazine columns, television programs, videos, and lectures, cover a broad range of topics of microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history, and public policy issues. The Economist magazine described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th centurypossibly of all of it".

Originally Friedman was a Keynesian supporter of the New Deal and advocate of government intervention in the economy. However, his 1950s reinterpretation of the Keynesian consumption function challenged the basic Keynesian model. At the University of Chicago, Friedman became the main advocate for opposing Keynesianism. During the 1960s he promoted an alternative macroeconomic policy known as "monetarism". He theorized there existed a "natural rate of unemployment" and he argued the central government could not micromanage the economy because people would realize what the government was doing and change their behavior to neutralize such policies. He rejected the Phillips Curve and predicted that Keynesian policies then existing would cause "stagflation" (high inflation and minimal growth).Friedman's claim that monetary policy could have prevented the Great Depression was an attempt to refute the analysis of Keynes, who argued that monetary policy is ineffective during depression conditions and that fiscal policy ... large-scale deficit spending by the government ... is needed to decrease mass unemployment. Though opposed to the existence of the Federal Reserve, Friedman argued that, given that it does exist, a steady, small expansion of the money supply was the only wise policy, and he warned against efforts by a treasury or central bank to do otherwise.

Influenced by his close friend George Stigler, Friedman opposed government regulation of many types. He once stated that his role in eliminating U.S. conscription was his proudest accomplishment, and his support for school choice led him to found The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Friedman's political philosophy, which he considered classically liberal and libertarian, emphasized the advantages of free market economics and the disadvantages of government intervention and regulation, strongly influencing the opinions of American conservatives and libertarians. In his 1962 book Capitalism and Freedom, Friedman advocated policies such as a volunteer military, freely floating exchange rates, abolition of licensing of doctors, a negative income tax, and education vouchers.His books and essays were well read and were even circulated illegally in Communist countries.

Friedman's methodological innovations held wide acceptance among economists, but some considered his policy prescriptions controversial. Most economists during the 1960s rejected them, but since then they have had an increasing international influence (especially in the USA and Britain). Some of his laissez-faire ideas concerning monetary policy, taxation, privatization and deregulation were used by governments,especially during the 1980s. His monetary theory has had a large influence on economists such as Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve's response to the financial crisis of 2007-2010.

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Total Books: 110
Milton Friedman on Freedom Selections from The Collected Works of Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman The Essential Collection
2016 - Milton Friedman the Essential Collection (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781635356915
ISBN-10: 1635356911
Genre: Business & Money

A Theory of the Consumption Function
2015 - A Theory of the Consumption Function (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781614278122
ISBN-10: 1614278121
Genres: Business & Money, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math

A Program for Monetary Stability
2014 - A Program for Monetary Stability (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781614276784
ISBN-10: 1614276781
Genres: Business & Money, Literature & Fiction, Law

Money Mischief Episodes in Monetary History
2012 - Money Mischief Episodes in Monetary History (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441781345
ISBN-10: 144178134X
Genre: Business & Money

Capitalism and Freedom
2010 - Capitalism and Freedom [Library Edition] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441744227
ISBN-10: 1441744223
Genre: Business & Money

Price Theory
2009 - Price Theory (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781607961512
ISBN-10: 1607961512
Genre: Business & Money

The Great Contraction 1929-1933
2008 - The Great Contraction 1929-1933 [New Edition - Princeton Classic Editions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691137940
ISBN-10: 0691137943
Genre: Business & Money

Theory of the Consumption Function
2008 - Theory of the Consumption Function [National Bureau of Economic Research] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691138862
ISBN-10: 0691138869

Free to Choose A Personal Statement
2008 - Free to Choose a Personal Statement (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439514092
ISBN-10: 1439514097

Milton Friedman on Economics Selected Papers
2008 - Milton Friedman on Economics Selected Papers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780226263496
ISBN-10: 0226263495
Genre: Business & Money

Genil A1 Student Pack 2
2007 - Genil A1 Student Pack 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781585736010
ISBN-10: 1585736015

Optimum Quantity Of Money
2005 - Optimum Quantity of Money (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781412804776
ISBN-10: 1412804779
Genre: Business & Money

The Monetarist Controversy A Seminar Discussion
2005 - The Monetarist Controversy a Seminar Discussion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781410220981
ISBN-10: 1410220982
Genre: Business & Money

Genial A2 Intensivtrainer
2004 - Genial A2 Intensivtrainer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783468475795
ISBN-10: 3468475799
Genre: Reference

Kapitalismus und Freiheit
2004 - Kapitalismus Und Freiheit (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783492239622
ISBN-10: 3492239625

Money Inflation and the Constitutional Position of Central Bank
2003 - Money Inflation and the Constitutional Position of Central Bank (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780255365383
ISBN-10: 0255365381
Genre: Business & Money

Capitalism and Freedom  Fortieth Anniversary Edition
2002 - Capitalism and Freedom Fortieth Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780226264202
ISBN-10: 0226264203
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Two Lucky People  Memoirs
1999 - Two Lucky People Memoirs (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226264158
ISBN-10: 0226264157
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Essais d'conomie positive
1995 - Essais D'conomie Positive (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782711124923
ISBN-10: 2711124924

Foreign Economic Aid Means and Objectives
1995 - Foreign Economic Aid Means and Objectives [Essays in Public Policy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780817956523
ISBN-10: 0817956522
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction

1993 - Why Government Is the Problem [Essays in Public Policy] (Paperback)
1992 - Input and Output in Medical Care [Essays in Public Policy, No 28] (Paperback)
1985 - Politics and Tyranny Lessons in the Pursuit of Freedom [Pacific studies in public policy] (Paperback)
1984 - Monetary Trends in the United States and the United Kingdom [National Bureau of Economic Research-Mon] (Paperback)
1977 - From Galbraith to Economic Freedom [Occasional Paper - Institute of Economic Affairs ; 49] (Paperback)
1974 - Monetary Correction a Proposal for Escalator Clauses to Reduce the Costs of Ending Inflation [Research Monographs - Institute of Economic Affairs; 31] (Paperback)
Money and Economic Development [The Horowitz lectures] (Hardcover)
Monetarist Economics [Iea Masters of Moders Economics] (Hardcover)
Market Mechanisms and Central Economic Planning [The G. Warren Nutter lectures in political economy] (Paperback)
Market or Plan [CRCE Occasional Paper] (Paperback)
Capitalismo E Liberdade [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)