SIGNED BY MILTON FRIEDMAN, FIRST EDITION OF HIS CLASSIC CAPITALISM AND FREEDOM
FRIEDMAN, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom. (Chicago and London): University of Chicago, (1962). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
First edition of this economics classic, boldly signed by Milton Friedman.
“Friedman, a laissez-faire economist and professor at the University of Chicago, is considered one of the leading modern exponents of liberalism in the 19th-century European sense. In Capitalism and Freedom he argued for a negative income tax, or guaranteed income, to supersede centralized, bureaucratized social welfare services, which in his view are inimical to the traditional values of individualism and useful work” (Britannica). Friedman “is regarded [as] a giant within the economics profession, and is one of the two or three most referenced and revered economics figures in the 20th century” (Pressman, 161). This book was selected as one of the Times Literary Supplement’s “hundred most influential books since the war.”
Book fine; lightest edge-wear to about-fine dust jacket.