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Milton Friedman: A Biography

by Lanny Ebenstein

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"In this long-overdue biography, Lanny Ebenstein traces Milton Friedman's extraordinary life and reveals his continuing relevance to our political and economic circumstances.""The son of Jewish immigrants, Friedman showed remarkable intelligence and ambition from early on, weathering the hardships of life in Depression-era New Jersey and winning a scholarship to Rutgers University. From there he moved on to the University of Chicago, where he met his future wife and collaborator, Rose Director, along with numerous other economists and maverick intellectuals - the founding members of the world-renowned Chicago school of economics. Ebenstein gives a detailed account of Friedman's intellectual development, showing how he abandoned his support for New Deal liberalism and became an ardent defender of libertarianism and laissez-faire economics. He describes Friedman's evolution from economic scholar to public intellectual, covering his advisory roles in the Nixon and Reagan presidencies, his column in Newsweek, and his wildly successful book and television series, Free to Choose.He also explores the more controversial aspects of Friendman's career, including his high-profile visits to Chile and China and the opposition to his 1976 Nobel Prize."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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