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... See full summary »
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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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A remarkably accessible exploration of economics and freedom.
18 July 2017 | by bob-42716See all my reviews

My ranking of the series is biased since I persuaded Friedman to undertake the series and was Executive Producer of the programs. I write only to correct a common misconception. The book was based on the TV series, and was written by the Friedman's at their summer home in Vermont the summer of 1979 using the transcripts of the programs as a starting point. Thank you.


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