For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of Free to Choose Network

A beautiful, informative full length documentary from 2007:

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THE LIFE AND IDEAS OF

MILTON FRIEDMAN

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Date: Monday August 20 2012

Venue: Home of Prodos & Barboo, 153 Lennox Street, Richmond. Phone: 9428 1234.

6.30 PM: Doors Open.

Meals (all at cost price) served between 6.30 PM and 7.15 PM

  • Lemon Pepper Atlantic Salmon: $12
  • Braised Lamb Chops in Rich Tomato Gravy: $12

7.30 PM (sharp): Commencement of Film + Chaired discussion.

Who: Only registered PRODOS Film Study Group members and guests of members allowed. You can apply to join on the night. To join you need to agree with our purpose and pay the $2 annual fee.

Policy: Leaving straight after a film and therefore skipping the discussion goes against one of the conditions upon which our permission to screen these films is based.

9.45 PM: End of meeting.

Cost: No charge. But if you’d like to make a personal donation to Prodos that’s greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Excerpt from description by Free to Choose Network:

The Story

The amazing life story of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman can be completely and effectively told only when integrated with stories of the impact of his ideas … in the United States and throughout the world.

No one person in the 20th century had such an impact on economic thinking worldwide, as has Milton Friedman. Yet his is a most unlikely story that he credits, in large measure, to “luck.”

The Production

Much of the material in this new and exclusive documentary is based on Milton and Rose Friedman’s 1998 memoir: Two Lucky People.

To make this program, the producers have been given exclusive access to the Friedmans and to their personal archive of historic material.

… An extensive search through the historical archive has yielded a treasure trove of materials on the Friedmans’ public life as well as many of their private moments.

A biography of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman cannot be complete, however, without an exploration of his science and of the impact of his ideas on the world stage. To this end, the producers (travel) to Estonia, Chile, England, and throughout the United States to tell this story.

Tease

Rising like a phoenix from a troubled past, entrepreneurs have turned Chile’s rich Colchagua Valley into one of the world’s great economic miracles. Chilean wines now compete in the world market. Wine and ingenuity have made Don Melchor a very wealthy man.

But if you think Chile is an unlikely locale for entrepreneurial success in the 21st century — consider Estonia, until recently part of the Soviet Union.

Economies all over the world are feeling the impact of free markets.

The world of the 21st century is a world of international markets interconnecting people everywhere — people who have never met, yet inadvertently have become integral to each other’s well being. The genie is out of the bottle. Every minute of every day products from all over the world are moving in perpetual motion.

… All of these things reflect the economics of choice, the economics of individual freedom that have changed and are continuing to change the world in which we live. Still, individual freedom of choice can spark heated protest in the United States and around the world.

For nearly a century one controversial American has championed the idea that only through economic freedom and the rule of law will lead inevitably to political freedom. His has been a commitment to truth — not as he has imagined it, but as he has found it in the world around him.

The rise of a global economy through free markets has underscored the power of his ideas — the power of choice.

No one has been a greater proponent of individual freedom and individual choice than Milton Friedman, teacher, scientist and author, revolutionary intellectual, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics, and citizen of the world.

This is his story, including the impact of his ideas upon people the world over.

Included in the program are exclusive appearances by

  • Alan Greenspan
  • Paul Samuelson
  • Thomas Sowell
  • Martin Anderson
  • Gary Becker
  • Milton and Rose Friedman.

 

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