"A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both": Rare First Edition of Capitalism and Freedom

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Capitalism And Freedom.


Item Number: 79023

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.

First edition of Friedman’s magnum opus. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears and a small piece of tape to the front panel.

"Friedman, a laissez-faire economist and professor at the University of Chicago, is considered one of the leading modern exponents of liberalism in the 19th-century European sense. In Capitalism and Freedom he argued for a negative income tax, or guaranteed income, to supersede centralized, bureaucratized social welfare services, which in his view are inimical to the traditional values of individualism and useful work" (Britannica). Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war". It also placed tenth on the list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century compiled by National Review and on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923.

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