domingo, 3 de dezembro de 2006

Novo documentário sobre Milton Friedman estreia em Janeiro de 2007

Um documentário que espero venha a ser exibido numa das estações generalistas portuguesas: “The Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman” - Premieres January 29, 2007 at 10:00 p.m. on PBS

This 90-minute documentary examines the life of this brilliantly intelligent man who dared to push forward his theories against almost universal opposition, and whose courage and determination changed the world in countless ways. Through interviews with leading economists and policy makers including Alan Greenspan, Nobel Laureates Paul Samuelson and Gary Becker, and the first freely elected Prime Minister of Estonia, Mart Laar, “The Power of Choice” shows how Friedman’s championing of choice in business and economic practices has led to societies with both greater liberty and economic development for the vast majority of citizens. As Friedman says, “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.”

This unique documentary illustrates how the ideas of this once outrageous, yet innovative thinker are now part of the fabric of everyday life. While his ideas are taken for granted today, Friedman introduced them to an outcry within the field of economics and in the world of public policy. As Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once said of Dr. Friedman, “There are very few people over the generations who have ideas that are sufficiently original to materially alter the direction of civilization. Milton is one of those very few people.”

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