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.


Item Number: 47004

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.

First edition of this work which analyzes the Reagan Administration’s attempts to greatly reduce taxes, regulations, and government spending and suggests practical changes. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Milton and Rose Friedman on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

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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