Milton Friedman is one of the most famous economists in history. His writings and theories on everything from capitalism and freedom to deregulation and welfare have inspired movements, influenced government policies, and changed the course of America’s economic history. Now, acclaimed Friedman biographer Lanny Ebenstein brings together twenty of Friedman’s greatest essays in The Indispensable Milton Friedman: Essays on Politics and Economics. The only collection of Friedman’s writings to span his entire career, this book features some of Friedman’s never-before-republished writings as well as the best and most timeless of his works. These exceptional essays not only illuminate the progression of Friedman’s thought but explain how America might overcome some of its most difficult challenges. During this time of economic uncertainty, The Indispensable Milton Friedman is more necessary than ever.
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“In addition to being a great innovator in economic thought, Milton, assisted by his wife Rose, helped to create a warm fellowship for young new faculty…Milton, along with Ted Schultz, George Stigler, Harry Johnson, Al Harberger, and Al Reese, created ‘The Chicago School.’”
Robert Fogel, Nobel laureate, economic sciences
About Lanny Ebenstein
Dr. Lanny Ebenstein is a radio host and author who has written several books, including Milton Friedman and Hayek’s Journey. He has been on C-SPAN’s Booknotes, and his work has appeared in National Review, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Ebenstein currently works for 1290 AM in Santa Barbara, California, and is an editorialist for the Santa Barbara News-Press. Additionally, he is a visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He lives in Santa Barbara.
About Traber Burns
Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.