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This was originally a book, made into a ten part television series broadcast on PBS by economists Milton and Rose Friedman that advocates free market principles. The thrust of the series is that the free market works best for all members of society. It provides examples of how the free market engenders prosperity and maintains that it can solve problems where other approaches have failed. The general format is Dr Friedman visiting and narrating a number of success and failure stories in history, which Dr Friedman attributes to capitalism or the lack thereof. The series is highly informative and interesting as Dr Friedman describes the various government interventions and "solutions" that generally do far more harm than good.

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Fascinating
25 August 2018 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

Fascinating.

Twice as fascinating from a 2018 perspective. I strongly disliked the talks after each episode and most of the speakers. But the thoughts of the actual film are amazing. It seems that there was no work or thought on the libertarian side after Milton Friedman.


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