Free to Choose Part 4: From Cradle to Grave
In this installment, Milton Friedman explores the welfare state and its devastating effects on both personal lives and national economies.
It is hard to watch the tragic stories of the people featured in this video and not become angry at what has been done to them by government and others, in spite of the good intentions with which it was done.
Arguably most chilling in this video, and the others in the series, is the prescience of Friedman and the points he is making. Done in the late 70s, these videos explore the root causes of many problems that are coming to a head today.
Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.