First edition of Tyranny of the Status Quo; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman
Tyranny of the Status Quo.
Friedman, Milton & Rose.$2,000.00
Item Number: 19097
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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Proctor Jones with best wishes Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman. The recipient Proctor Jones was a San Francisco based filmmaker and author who in 1970 founded the Proctor Jones Publishing Company. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a a few closed tears.
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.