Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 
Book — x, 123 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Chapter One: Guidelines: Debated and Implemented
Chapter Two: Wage and Price Controls: Bad Economics Brings Bad Policy
Chapter Three: Damage Control as the Economy Fights Back
Chapter Four: Reversal and Reform: Good Economics Generates Good Policy
Chapter Five: Orthodox Policies and Strategic Thinking Work
Appendix A: Timeline of Key Events
Appendix B: Letter from Arthur Burns to President Nixon, June 22, 1971 Appendix C: Economic Strategy for the Reagan Administration: A Report to President-Elect Ronald Reagan from His Coordinating Committee on Economic Policy, November 16, 1980
Appendix D: Frequently Asked Questions
References for Further Reading
About the Authors
What are the keys to good economic policy? George P. Shultz and John B. Taylor draw from their several decades of experience at the forefront of national economic policy making to show how market fundamentals beat politically popular government interventions-be they from Democrats or Republicans-as a recipe for success. Choose Economic Freedom reconstructs debates from the 1960s and 1970s about the use of wage and price controls as tools of policy, showing how brilliant economists can hold diametrically opposed views about the wisdom of using government intervention to spur the economy. Speeches and documents from the era include a recently unearthed memo from Arthur Burns, Federal Reserve chair, in 1971, in which he argues in favor of controls. Under Burns's guidance and in the face of stubborn inflation, Nixon introduced wage and price guidelines and freezes. But over the long run, these became a drag on the economy and ultimately failed. It wasn't until the Reagan administration that these controls were reversed, resulting in a vibrant economy. The words of iconic economist Milton Friedman-whose "free to choose" ethos inspired the free-market revolution of the Reagan era-along with lessons Shultz and Taylor learned from the front lines, demonstrate that tried-and-true economic policy works. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xii, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
In this book, Robert Leeson and Charles Palm have assembled an amazing collection of Milton Friedman's best works on freedom. Even more amazing is that the selection represents only 1 percent of the 1,500 works by Friedman that Leeson and Palm have put online in a user-friendly format-and an even smaller percentage if you include their archive of Friedman's audio and television recordings, correspondence, and other writings. This book and the larger online collection are sorely needed and very welcome. Milton Friedman deserves to be read in the original by generation after generation. These days, many people channel Friedman to support their own views, which sometimes are quite contrary to his actual views. With so much of it now readily available, everyone will find it easier to remember and learn from what he actually wrote and said. Readers will find the book refreshing whether or not they are already familiar with Friedman's work. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Unemployment versus inflation? An evaluation of the Phillips Curve / Milton Friedman
Counter-revolution in monetary theory / Milton Friedman
The constitutional position of the central bank / Charles A.E. Goodhart, 2003.
There are at least three requirements for an economy to maintain stable prices. Policy markers and opinion formers must understand that inflation brings no medium or long-term economic benefit; the causes of inflation - monetary growth - must be also be understood; and there needs to be a stable and credible institutional structure that will deliver a sound monetary policy. This book brings together two classic IEA papers by Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman with a new work by Charles Goodhart who is a Bank of England Advisor and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee. In doing so, "Money, Inflation and the Constitutional Position of the Central Bank" provides a thorough yet accessible text appropriate for anybody who wants to understand inflation and how it should be controlled. Friedman's paper, 'Unemployment Versus Inflation?' is a lucid explanation of why higher inflation does not lead to lower unemployment, and his 'The Counter-Revolution in Monetary Theory', the first Wincott lecture, explains why excess monetary growth is the only cause of sustained inflation. Goodhart's paper 'The Constitutional Position of the Central Bank' was the 32nd Wincott Memorial Lecture. It explains how the Institutional arrangements for central banks should be developed to deliver stable prices and, importantly, to influence inflation expectations. Professor Geoffrey Wood sets the historical perspective in his introduction and also links the work of Goodhart and Friedman to the current thinking of the new Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : E. Elgar, c1999.
Book — xi, 370 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Interpreting modern macroeconomics - from Tobin to Romer-- James Tobin-- Gregory Mankiw-- Milton Friedman-- Robert Lucas-- Alberto Alesina-- Robert Clower-- John Taylor-- David Colander-- Olivier Blanchard-- Franco Modigliani-- Edward Prescott-- Robert Solow-- Paul Romer-- Mark Blaug.
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This work delves behind prevailing textbook portrayals of macroeconomics and introduces the reader to the theoretical and ideological controversies at the heart of the subject. The introduction sets the essays, which take the form of conversations with known figures in the field, in context. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is an autobiographical account of the lives and influence of economist Milton Friedman and his wife Rose, who sought to change intellectual opinion in the USA by their belief in personal freedom. It covers their involvement with world leaders and important public policy issues. Through their books and television programmes, and Milton's columns in "Newsweek", the Friedmans' views have been influential, widely debated and gradually accepted. When "Capitalism and Freedom" was published in 1962, it was ignored by the national media. By contrast, "Free to Choose", published the year Ronald Reagan was elected, became a bestseller. Together the Friedmans experienced many of the major events that have shaped the history of the modern world - from the Great Depression to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Milton Friedman served as unofficial adviser to Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and Presidents Nixon and Reagan. Apart from providing an account of two productive careers, the book is laced with entertaining details of life on the academic and ideological high wire. (source: Nielsen Book Data)