Posted by Lexington Green on August 25th, 2009 (All posts by Lexington Green)
Her most important contribution was the 1980 book Free to Choose, which she co-wrote with her husband, and the accompanying 10-part PBS series. Both were highly successful— the book topped the best-seller list for five weeks — and had a profound impact on public discussions of freedom. At a time when the nation’s confidence was at an all-time low, Free to Choose helped restore America’s faith in liberty[.]
One reason these times are as bad as they are is that even good people are terribly ignorant about freedom, including economic freedom, and what it means, and how it works, and what it means to lose it. Revisiting the popular work of Milton and Rose Friedman, and introducing other people to it who were not even born when Free to Choose was on television, could do a lot of good.
Eric Holder wants the American people, a nation of cowards, as he calls us, to have a national conversation about race.
I propose instead that the American people have a national conversation about freedom.
Amazingly, the entire Free to Choose TV show, all ten episodes, is available for free, here.
You can get a used paperback copy of the book for a penny (+ postage).
I am going to re-read it before the turn of the year.