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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What problem did Dicey write about in 1914?
(a) Prenatal and infant care.
(b) Education for all.
(c) Old age pensions.
(d) Veteran's health benefits.

2. What is the key issue for Friedman with annuities?
(a) Compulsory purchase of annuities.
(b) Fulfilling the demand for annuities.
(c) Distributing the profits of annuities.
(d) Government issuance of annuities.

3. One threat Friedman believes to the preservation and expansion of freedom is ______.
(a) Cuba.
(b) The Kremlin.
(c) Economic uncertainties.
(d) An uneducated workforce.

4. For Friedman, what is the main argument for licensure?
(a) Materialism.
(b) Maternalism.
(c) Racism.
(d) Paternalism.

5. What industry does Friedman use to argue against licensure?
(a) Attorneys.
(b) Economists.
(c) Medical.
(d) Teachers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What example does Friedman use to argue against the redistribution of wealth?

2. Regarding certification, what does Friedman stress increases sales?

3. Friedman advocates ______ income of the poor.

4. One recourse recommended by Friedman for poverty is ______.

5. Who said, "There is much ruin in a nation"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What example does Friedman use to illustrate his point about direct cash payments to those below a certain income level?

2. In Chapter 13, Friedman summarizes his examples. Which do you disagree with?

3. Do you agree or disagree with Friedman's flat tax proposal?

4. Why does Friedman reject "right to work" laws?

5. What is the problem for Friedman with fair employment commission legislation?

6. According to Friedman, can a liberal be an egalitarian?

7. Where do you stand: are you on the liberal free market side or more on the government intervention side? Why?

8. What recommendations would Friedman give to a president about an economic downturn?

9. According to Friedman, is there any justification for government intervention when it comes to distributing wealth?

10. What is occupational licensure?

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