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The Commanding Heights
Aired 3/22/2002

This week, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg examines the shifting tide of economic thought. In the last two decades, the free-market capitalist model seems everywhere on the march, routing communism and pushing tired welfare states to privatize, cut back benefits and increase the sphere of the individual in society. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin documents this chain of events in his acclaimed book "The Commanding Heights."
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  Milton Friedman
    Nobel Prize-winning economist
  Daniel Yergin
    Author of The Commanding Heights, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and author of numerous books including The Prize: The Epic Quest for Money, Oil, and Power
  John Kenneth Galbraith
    Harvard University and author of "The Affluent Society"

Originally Aired: 7/16/1998

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