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PBS TV Series "Free to Choose" by Economist Milton Friedman

The legendary television show "Free to Choose" by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman is now available on Google Video for free (click links below).






 

 

 

 

 



Original 1980 Series "Free to Choose":
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

Updated 1990 Series:
Volume 1: The Power of the Market (Intro by A. Schwarzenegger)
Volume 2: The Tyranny of Control (Intro by George Schultz)
Volume 3: The Failure of Socialism (Intro by Ronald Reagan)
Volume 4: What’s Wrong With Our Schools? (I. David Friedman)
Volume 5: Created Equal (Intro by Steve Allen)

Interviews:
Milton Friedman on Libertarianism
The open Mind (1975) - Milton Friedman
C-Span Book TV: In Depth - Milton Friedman
An Ethic for the New Global Economy (Panel Discussion)
Milton and Rose Friedman (Videoconference)
Commanding Heights: Milton Friedman
The Charlie Rose Show - Milton Friedman

 

Milton Friedman on Self-Interest and the Profit Motive 1of2

Milton Friedman on Self-Interest and the Profit Motive 2of2




Milton Friedman Quotes:

"The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit."

"Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property."

"Governments never learn. Only people learn."

"So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not"

"The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom."

"Most economic fallacies derive - from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another."

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."

"What kind of society isn't structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system"

"History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition."

"The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both."

 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Autobiography
(Brief) Biography
Another Good Biography
Friedman Home Page at Hoover
The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation
     David Friedman Home Page (son of Milton)

Friedman named Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Nobel Foundation, Oct. 14 1976
PRC Forum: Milton Friedman
video/transcript, Idea Channel, 1987
Speech Delivered to The Smith Center at Cal State Hayward Nov.1 1991
Interview with The Region 1992
Interview with Reason Magazine 1995
Five Organizations Honor Friedman for his Research Hoover Newsletter, 1997
Interview with Forbes magazine Dec. 29 1997
Friedman Tribute Stanford University, July 22 1998
Who is Milton? Reflections on Two Lucky People: Region Interview, Sept. 1998
A Personal Tribute to Milton Friedman Michael Hodges, Dec. 15 1998
Dinner Honoring Friedmans Hoover Newsletter, 1998
One Week in Stockholm excerpt from "Two Lucky People," 1998
 
ONLINE ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS--listed chronologically
Register of the Milton Friedman Papers 1931-1991 - Hoover Institution Archives Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, statistics, printed matter, sound recordings, videotapes, and photographs, relating to economic theory, economic conditions in the United States, and governmental economic policy.
President Honors Milton Friedman for Lifetime Achievements, May 2002
Friedman: Market offers poor better learning, USA Today, May 19, 2002

Milton Friedman at 90 Thomas Sowell, July 25, 2002
 
...on Drugs
Prohibition and Drugs Newsweek, May 1 1972
Stop Taxing Non-Addicts Reason, October 1988
An Open Letter To Bill Bennett WSJ, Sept. 7 1989

Bennett Fears 'Public Policy Disaster!--It's Already Here WSJ, Sept. 29 1989
A War We're Losing WSJ, Thursday, March 7 1991
Interview with Milton Friedman on the Drug War "America's Drug Forum," 1991
The War We Are Losing Hoover Institution Press, 1991
The Drug War as a Socialist Enterprise Friedman & Szasz, 1992

...on Global Economy
The Case For Free Trade "The Tyranny of Controls," 1980
Monetary Revolutions discussion with Robert Hall & Daniel Gressel, 1992
Money discussion with Robert Hall & Daniel Gressel, 1992
Efforts in E. Europe to Localize Gov't discussion with R. Ebel & T. Hazlett, 1993
Privatization Trends in E. Europe discussion with R. Ebel & T. Hazlett, 1993
If Only the United States Were as Free as Hong Kong
WSJ, July 8 1997
Reviving Japan WSJ, Dec. 17 1997
The Hong Kong Experiment National Review, Dec. 31 1997
Milton Friedman Bullish on Asia Far Eastern Economic Review, March 26 1998
Milton Friedman on the World Economy Stanford University, Oct. 28 1998
A Primer on Exchange Rates Forbes, Nov. 2 1998
Abolish the IMF Forbes, Nov. 2 1998
The Suicidal Impulse of the Business Community San Jose, Nov. 21 1998
Money, Value and Monetary History after Friedman Kelly Ross, Ph.D., 1998

...on Health Care
Health Care Reform Idea Channel, 1992

...on Schools

Public Schools: Make Them Private CATO Briefing Paper, June 23 1995
School Vouchers-The Next Great Leap Forward WSJ, July 9 1998
 
BOOKS/VIDEOS
Audiobooks Type in Milton Friedman to see what's available
Books A listing of 106 books penned by Friedman--online ordering available
Videos and Transcripts Free To Choose
In Depth: Milton Friedman  Interview with BookTV which aired on 9/2/00 on C-SPAN. You can watch the interview on-line at BookTV or order it on-line at the C-SPAN Store. The identification number for the program is 159003. 

 

 

 

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