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Free to Choose


A while back I have written a post about two popular books by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Freidman. Books that had, through their undeniable logic, a profound and lasting effect on my socioeconomic and political views:




Now, through the digital powers of social networking the legendary 10-part PBS TV series "Free to Choose" (1980), based on the book of the same name, is available on YouTube. Yes, one would be committing about 10 hours of one's life to watch through all of these; but, in my opinion, this would be time well spent. So, enjoy - "Free to Choose".

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