Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose Documentary


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Free To Choose is a landmark television series about the interrelationship of personal, political and economic freedom — ideas that still dominate public policy debates decades after they were first proposed. These are the ideas of Nobel winning economist Milton Friedman and his economist wife, Rose.

These ten one-hour programs, filmed on location around the world, have helped millions of people understand the close relationship between the ideas of human and economic freedom. The interaction between these ideas has created, in the United States of America, the richest and freest society the world has ever known.

Milton Friedman sees this success threatened when citizens assume that government intervention is the answer to all their problems. In this series, which premiered in the United States on January 11, 1980, Dr. Friedman focuses on basic principles.

  • How do markets work? Why has socialism failed?
  • Can government help economic development?

The television series and the book that emerged from it have been watched and read by millions of people around the world. Both have been translated into over two dozen languages.

Volume 1: Power of the Market

Volume 2: The Tyranny of Control

Volume 3: Anatomy of a Crisis

Volume 4: From Cradle to Grave

Volume 5: Created Equal

Volume 6: What’s Wrong With Our Schools?

Volume 7: Who Protects the Consumer?

Volume 8: Who Protects the Worker?

Volume 9: How to Cure Inflation

Volume 10: How to Stay Free

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