Monday, March 9, 2009

Free to Choose 1990 Vol. 3 of 5 - The Failure of Socialism

Free to Choose 1990 Volume 3 - Freedom and Prosperity Topic: The Re-Birth of Freedom in Eastern Europe ABSTRACT Milton says "Everybody knows what needs to be done. The property that is now in the hands of the state, needs to be gotten into the hands of private people who can use it in accordance with their own interests and values." Eastern Europe has observed the history of free markets in the United States and wants to copy our success. Ironically, we seem unable to turn away from the temptations of socialism despite its long history of bankrupting economies. Introduced by Ronald Reagan. Discussion with Gary Becker, University of Chicago and Sam Bowles, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. CAST Milton Friedman .... Economist Rose Friedman .... Economist Ronald Reagan .... President Linda Chavez .... Moderator Gary Becker .... Economist, University of Chicago Sam Bowles .... University of Massachusetts at Amherst TECHNICAL SPECS: Video Codec: DivX 5.2.1 Video Bitrate: 1181kbps (.259 bits/pixel) Video Resolution: 496x384 Audio Codec: MP3 VBR Audio BitRate: 128kb/s Audio Channels: 2 RunTime Per Part: 47 min Number Of Parts: 5 Part Size: 435MB SERIES DESCRIPTION In 1990, Free to Choose was updated to five volumes. Each volume features a documentary by Milton Friedman followed by an all-new discussion and debate. Volumes 1, 2, 4 and 5 include modified documentaries originally produced for the 1980 version of the series. Volume 3, "The Failure of Socialism" was later renamed "Freedom and Prosperity". Volume 4, "What's Wrong With Our Schools" was later renamed "The Failure of Socialism". The 1990 series features introductions by prominant figures such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Schultz, Ronald Reagan, and Steve Allen. If nothing else, after viewing these films at least you'll know what Arnold is talking about when he says, "Our state will prosper again when we commit ourselves in California to "Free to Choose" economics."

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