Testing Milton Friedman
Free Markets (#103)
In Episode Three, "Free Markets," the panel discusses the classic explanations and demonstrations of the workings and benefits of a free market and economic freedom. The panel is composed of the following individuals: the George J. Stigler Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Kevin Murphy; the Eric J. Gleacher Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and an economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Raghuram Rajan; author and Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Dani Rodrik; Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration, Brad DeLong. [59 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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