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Testing Milton Friedman

Government Control (#102)

Episode Two, "Government Control," is a discussion of what can occur when legislators, often in collusion with big business, intervene in the market. This program features author and syndicated columnist and a Director at the George W. Bush Institute, Amity Shlaes; Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center and author Bryan Caplan; former Chief Economist for President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, a member of the Obama Cabinet and Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, Austan Goolsbee; and Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist from the Chicago Tribune, Clarence Page. [59 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Testing Milton Friedman revisits some of the basic ideas championed by economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman in his 1980 PBS series and bestselling book Free To Choose. This new three-part series, hosted by veteran journalist Emily Rooney with a distinguished panel of two Friedman advocates and two challengers, presents a lively discussion and debate on Friedman's still-provocative ideas in each of these hour-long programs. In this, the 100th anniversary of Friedman's birth, special emphasis is placed on the relevance of his ideas in view of the current world economic situation.

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