First edition of Tyranny of the Status Quo; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman

  • Tyranny of the Status Quo.
  • Tyranny of the Status Quo.
  • Tyranny of the Status Quo.

Tyranny of the Status Quo.

$2,200.00

Item Number: 4646

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a slightly toned spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

The Friedmans describe the ''tyranny of the status quo'' as a political inertia characterized by ''an iron triangle of beneficiaries, politicians, and bureaucrats.'' It amounts to a democratic version of European conservatism, in which special interests strive to maintain positions of privilege.

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