The Ultimate Resource on PBS World

The Ultimate Resource on PBS World

Wed, 06/16/2010 - 7:00pm

High in the Andes of Peru, the descendants of the Incas (including Eusebio, pictured) fought for generations to own the farms they worked. But lacking clear property rights, they could not rise above subsistence. Recently, the Peruvian government finally granted land titles to these proud farmers and their future holds great promise.


This documentary highlights free market initiatives around the world.

The Ultimate Resource airs Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

In the last 25 years, millions of people – 400 million in China alone – have climbed out of extreme poverty of living on less than $1.00 per day. It is the largest movement out of poverty human history. Based on the economic and philosophic principles of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman and economist Julian Simon, THE ULTIMATE RESOURCE profiles individuals and families whose entrepreneurial spirits have flourished within free, competitive economies. The program also documents some of the surprising and innovative free market and free trade initiatives improving lives in Ghana, Estonia, China, Peru and Bangladesh. The film includes commentary from the field’s most innovative thinkers, including economist Hernando de Soto, author Dr. James Tooley, scholar Johan Norberg and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.