Friedman - Capitalism and Freedom I could find only one...

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Capitalism and Freedom I could find only one place where Friedman refers specifically to “liberty.” On page 13, Friedman says,” The challenge to the believer in liberty is to reconcile this widespread interdependence with individual freedom.” As I read this passage the first time, I thought about liberty as in the freedom of choice in action, thought and ideal. I believe that was what Friedman meant. It is only through a free market system that people can be free to hold the ideals they choose for themselves, think the thoughts that desire to think, express those same thoughts verbally without fear of repercussion from the government and act in accord with their thoughts and ideals as they see fit. When Friedman discusses liberty it is this definition or idea of the word that I believe he is expressing. The whole of this text refers to this type of liberty in one way or another. Friedman tells us on page 15, “ By removing the organization of economic activity from the control of political authority, the market eliminates this source of coercive power. It
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