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Monday, April 18, 2016

Season 2 of the Free Markets Series on PBS affiliates now available online

Season 2 of the Free Markets Series on PBS affiliates now available online

MONTREAL, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The second season of the Free Markets Series, broadcast on American PBS affiliates, is now available online for the entire Internet community. As of today, four new 30-minute episodes exploring free-market ideas can be found on the dedicated series web library, and on social media networks as well.

The Free Markets Series introduces viewers to some of the most dynamic and influential thinkers and activists in the freedom movement. Season 2 features Kris Mauren, executive director of the Acton Institute; Charles Murray, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; Randy Barnett, professor of legal theory at Georgetown University; and Luis Henrique Ball, publisher of the PanAm Post. These unique interviews are conducted by none other than Bob Scully, distinguished media personality and host of The World Show.

World-renowned author Charles Murray, for example, has played an important role in intellectual debates over social policy. According to him, a limited government leads to individual flourishing, and to stronger, wealthier communities. As he declared in his interview, "I want to make it easier for people to live their lives as they see fit, as long as they aren't harming anyone else. And you know what? An awful lot of what the government does now has nothing to do with us harming other people."

Individual freedom, self-determination, deregulation, free trade, property rights, and the rule of law are some of the broad principles eloquently defended by the featured guests of these new interviews.

The Free Markets Series is produced by The World Show in partnership with the MEI, an influential Canadian free-market think tank. The World Show is a syndicated television program broadcast across North America, in 44 US states and on 280 stations affiliated with American PBS, including in nine of the top ten Nielsen DMA markets.

"The MEI and The World Show are proud to be able to offer television viewers and the entire Internet community the chance to discover and appreciate the principles of the free market thanks to these respected thinkers sharing their profound convictions," says Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI. "These intellectuals are without a doubt the best ambassadors you could ask for when it comes to defending the principles of economic and civil liberties and helping to spread these important ideas."

Season 2 of the series is available on our website. The episodes can be viewed, commented on, and shared through social media networks.

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The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its studies and its conferences, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms.

This project was made possible in part through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed by the interviewees in each of the episodes do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

SOURCE Montreal Economic Institute

Montreal Economic Institute

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