Wealth and Freedom provides a comprehensive introduction to political economy for the student or other interested nonspecialist. The book explores such key issues as: the place of our economy in the larger social system, the importance of market institutions for individual autonomy, private enterprise as a system of economic development, poverty and inequality in market economies, global inequality, the limits of the market and the role of government. The book is distinctive in employing a rights-based approach to understanding and evaluating economic institutions.
."..a brief yet insightful introduction to the subject of political economy....The book is a solid contribution to the existing literature on economic philosophy....its primary contribution is the presentation of a rights-based analysis of private and public economic institutions. This it does thoroughly and insightfully....solid, thoughtful work." Perspectives on Political Science