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.