By author Zachary D. Carter's own admission, Friedman's economic ideas should have died an ignominious death with the Great Recession of 2008, so it remains to be seen whether the Biden presidency really signals the end of their dominance in American political life. Nevertheless, this is a really solid crash course on the career of a thinker who eschewed the conservative label even as he shook the hands, joined the campaigns and cashed the checks of segregationists on the fringe right.