"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Inscribed by Milton and Rose Friedman

  • Free To Choose: A Personal Statement.

Free To Choose: A Personal Statement.


Item Number: 4174

New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.

First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the authors, “For Gordon St. Angelo, a fellow fighter in the good cause Milton Friedman.” Additionally signed and dated in the year of publication by Rose Friedman. The recipient Gordon St. Angelo helped create a foundation with Milton and Rose Friedman to promote and help establish educational choice in America. He served as President & CEO of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation for School Choice until 2009. Near fine a fine dust jacket. An exceptional association.

"Excellent book, this reviewer has never read a more straightforward and simple statement of the present ills facing our society and what we as citizens in a democracy must do about them" (Chicago Sun Times). Free to Choose is an economic response to John Kenneth Galbraith’s The Age of Uncertainty, and it helped win Milton Friedman the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976.

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