Capitalism and Freedom Topics for Discussion

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Why does Friedman call himself a liberal? What do you think a liberal is? Which form of liberalism do you find more compelling, Friedman's or the one you are most familiar with?

What do you think of Friedman's case for capitalism over the mixed economy at a general level? Illustrate your argument with three examples from the book.

Why does Friedman think that political and economic freedom rise and fall together? Has time vindicated him?

Do you think Friedman is right to condemn paternalism as strongly as he does? Why or why not?

Is Friedman right that fiscal stimulus by the government is ineffective?

What do you think of Friedman's case for school vouchers?

What do you think about Friedman's argument against occupational licensure?

What do you think of Friedman's proposal to replace the welfare state with a negative income tax?

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