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Milton Friedman by Eamonn Butler

Published By: Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers, vol. 19. New York and London: Continuum
ISBN: 978-0-8264-2351-1
Date of Publication: 2011

Milton Friedman: A Concise Guide to the Ideas and Influence of the Free-Market Economist by William Ruger

Published By: Harriman Economics Essentials. Petersfield, U.K.: Harriman House
ISBN: 978-0857-1-90369
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Edward Nelson of Federal Reserve Board
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.4.1106.r1
Review Pages: 1106-09

Book Review Abstract

Edward Nelson of Federal Reserve Board reviews, "Milton Friedman" by William Ruger and "Milton Friedman: A Concise Guide to the Ideas and Influence of the Free-Market Economist" by Eamonn Butler. The EconLit Abstract of the first reviewed work begins: "Explores Milton Friedman's intellectual contribution to libertarian and conservative economic methodology and current understanding of economic phenomena. Discusses the intellectual biography and historical context; economic and political thought; reception and influence; and contemporary relevance. Ruger is at Texas State University. Bibliography; index." The EconLit Abstract of the second reviewed work begins: "Presents an introduction to the economic ideas and the public policy thinking of Milton Friedman. Discusses the economist who changed everything; how to end financial crises; curing inflation and unemployment; a bonfire of controls; the failure of government; the merits of markets; and freedom and equality."


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