Free to Choose
Free to Choose (1980) is a book and a ten-part television series broadcast
on public television by economists Milton and Rose D. Friedman that advocates
free market principles. It was primarily a response to an earlier landmark
book and television series: The Age of Uncertainty, by the noted economist
John Kenneth Galbraith. Milton Friedman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in
Economics in 1976.
Here's the 1st of 10 parts, each about 1 hour. You can find the rest on Youtube.
First 9 parts have a ~30 minutes of presenting the idea and then there's a 30
minute debate where invited guests argue on the subject. The series covers Friedman's
view of the society in 1980, and the solutions to the serious problems. Where we
live now and where we're headed.
Free to Choose: Part 1 of 10 - The Power of the Market
My opinion: Very informative. I was impressed by Milton's simplicity and his
explaining on how a society with less control on and more power to each individual,
would benefit everyone. Less taxes, less government, more freedom, better services
Parts 4 and 5 were most "juicy" for me. Also the fact that I realized people are
dependent on the government and all the bureaucracy taking money out of the pockets
of one part of the population to benefit another, when actually they restrict both
from possible future opportunities.
Let me know if you have problems seeing the videos.