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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (159 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Milton Friedman Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Milton Friedman demonstrates through historical events the mischief that can result from misunderstanding the monetary system; how, for example, the work of two obscure Scottish chemists destroyed the presidential prospects of William Jennings Bryan, and how Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision to appease a few senators from the American West helped communism triumph in China.

He discusses the creation of value, from stones to feathers to gold. He outlines the central role of monetary theory and shows how it can act to ignite or deepen inflation. He explains, in layman’s English, what the present monetary system in the United States—a system without historical precedent—means for your paycheck and savings book, as well as for the global economy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Often iconoclastic yet always persuasive, whatever Friedman has to say about money should always be read. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “A lively, enlightening introduction to monetary history…Informed and informative perspectives from monetarism's most articulate apostle.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Don | 11/17/2013

    " Superb non-technical examples of just how much "money matters". Fun reading for economic history types as well as people interested in monetary economics. Leftists may enjoy a good exposition of the monetary policies of 19th century American populists (including William Jennings Bryan). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Todd | 9/11/2013

    " Excellent real life studies in economics. Some very compelling ideas and thought provoking on humanity, money, power and freedom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Void lon iXaarii | 7/29/2013

    " Very cool stuff. I particularly liked the hypothetical money from the helicopter reasoning flow mental exercises and I of course adored the stone money real situation and the parallel to the France-US incident. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandon Byrd | 2/20/2013

    " This is an interesting book, but you have to be interested in monetary policy. "

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