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. 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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