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April Book Club: Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman

For April we are reading Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman. This book has been selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war."

For those that don't have time to read the whole book, we will be focusing the discussion on these chapters:

Chapter 2: The Role of Government in a Free Society

Chapter 6: The Role of Government in Education

Chapter 10: The Distribution of Income

Chapter 11: Social Welfare Measures

Chapter 12: Alleviation of Poverty

Please come on time as this is an important part of setting the tone of the discussion! If you will be late, send me a message and let me know so we save you a spot. Until Tuesday!

Capitalism and Freedom
How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.



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  • Pamela L.

    I really wanted to come but am feeling under the weather, haven't read the book, and should work on job search. Looking fwd to the new MeetUp!

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to bail so late, but duty calls. I haven't read the book, but was looking forward to listening and learning. Best wishes to all!

    April 16, 2013

  • Mead M.

    Will try to get there with my son

    April 16, 2013

  • Cleese

    Sorry guys, won't be able to attend that night. Have to be in San Francisco that day. Wishing all well and will be at the Salons.

    April 1, 2013

    • Pamela L.

      We will miss you, Cleese!

      1 · April 14, 2013

  • Pamela L.

    Is this date right? I thought it was the 2nd Tuesday of the month? The 16th is the 3rd Tuesday in April. I can't find this book at my local library but I'll keep looking elsewhere, and at least read other Milton Friedman articles if I can't find it.

    March 18, 2013

  • Pamela L.

    I'm not sure I can stomach this book. I can barely read one sentence of his without wanting to punch him.

    February 20, 2013

    • Pamela L.

      Which is pretty funny considering the PEACE image above, LOL :)

      3 · February 20, 2013

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