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Free To Choose Media

March 26, 2016 11:18 ET

THE REAL ADAM SMITH: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg Releases March 26 Nationwide to Public Television Stations


ERIE, PA--(Marketwired - March 26, 2016) - Free To Choose Media released today a new, two-part documentary, The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, to public television stations across the U.S. (check local listings). The noted author, economic analyst and Cato Institute Senior Fellow examines Smith's rise to prominence with his 18th century ideas found in The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. Those ideas changed the world.

"People think of Adam Smith as one of the first economists and the author of The Wealth of Nations. Some might have heard of his concept of 'The Invisible Hand,'" said Jim Taylor, the film's director. "But I think that most people will be surprised to learn that he began his career as a moral philosopher and that his 'moral sentiments' form the base for his work on economics."

The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg reveals, to an astounding degree, how the world now runs according to Smith's rules. Free market democracies, low tariffs and division of labor have helped to bring millions out of poverty. As Smith predicted, those places that are most free are also the most prosperous.

In part one, Morality and Markets, Norberg examines Smith's background and the evolution of his ideas, both economic and ethical. He travels to European locales where Smith was born, educated and spent his life teaching, writing and advocating his revolutionary ideas on markets and human morality.

"Many consider Adam Smith responsible for today's prosperity," said Norberg. "He introduced concepts such as gross national product, supply and demand, productivity, labor, capital and other ideas that are household words today."

In part two, Ideas That Changed The World, Norberg traces Smith's insights regarding the benefits of free trade and the nature of wealth to the present, where they are currently in operation. He talks with some of the most distinguished Adam Smith scholars, as well as leaders of some of the world's most admired companies -- Whole Foods, eBay, and others -- to discover how Smith's ideas continue to be relevant and drive the global economy today.

Executive Producers for The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg are Thomas Skinner and Bob Chitester at Free To Choose Media.

Press kit, trailer and photography available at: Join the conversation at #TheRealAdamSmith.

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