It was recommended that I check out some works by Milton Friedman given my passion for economics, chaos theory, and developing patterns. What is fun about this book is that it was written in the late 1970s (or at least the primary examples are from this period), and the author makes scientific arguments on problems and proposes solutions. The reason this is fun, and your mileage may vary, is you as the reader can judge the author’s guidance and analysis because the world has changed! Consider the books that are available today advocating XYZ – whether government policy, business strategy, etc…. Now think of the books that are still embraced today that were published 50 years ago? Not many have survived the test of time, and it is because we are able to evaluate the author based on their proclamations and see how they apply to our current future.
Bottom line: Buy the book and read it cover to cover. It will take a bit longer than average because you, most likely, will need to do a bit of Googling on some subjects. I often found myself saying “What! Is that department still around… is that ‘problem’ still a problem.” As in any book of this nature, watch for any political undertones and definitely check out some counter arguments to balance out your own perspectives.