Contrapeso En defensa de la libertad y el sentido común
Call of the Entrepreneur
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24 julio 2007
Sección: LIBERTAD ECONOMICA, Sección: Asuntos
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Aún no tengo mi DVD de la nueva película del Acton Institute —pero creo que vale la pena compartir esa cinta antes de su lanzamiento en América Latina.

Se llama The Call of the Entrepreneur y se puede ver un fragmento aquí. Su publicidad indica:

A merchant banker. A failing dairy farmer. A refugee from Communist China. One risked his savings. One risked his farm. One risked his life.

Why do their stories matter? Because how we view entrepreneurs—as greedy or altruistic, as virtuous or vicious—shapes the destinies of individuals and nations.

Arnold Kling comentó de ella

The Acton Institute has produced the most subversive movie I have ever seen. The Call of the Entrepreneur… The movie’s message is that entrepreneurs are creators of wealth, Wall Street financiers are enablers of economic progress, and the villains of the world are people like the Communist leaders in China and American religious leaders who rail against capitalism. It features three passionate champions of freedom:

–an American dairy farmer who literally created a successful small business out of cow manure…

–a merchant banker, Frank Hanna III, who explains how financial institutions spread risk, lower the cost of borrowing, and enable businesses to expand. He explicitly contradicts the zero-sum…

–a Hong Kong entrepreneur, who tells the story of his escape from Communist China, including emotional accounts of his reactions to reading Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and to seeing the Tiananmen square massacre…

I would like to see it translated into Arabic and shown in the Middle East. But it has very little chance of being shown in public high schools in America. It is far too explicit. “Call of the Entrepreneur” features the Reverend Robert A. Sirico, including a full-frontal shot of his clerical collar. As producer Jay W. Richards points out, the movie uses “the G word.”

I would argue that “Call of the Entrepreneur” and “An Inconvenient Truth” are both religious films. However, unlike Al Gore’s movie about global warming, “Call of the Entrepreneur” steers clear of sensationalism, dogma, and misleading half-truths. It is ironic that public teachers and parents are happy to see “An Inconvenient Truth” in the classroom, but “Call of the Entrepreneur” would probably be greeted with protests if it were shown.

Creo que vale la pena saber de esto e intentar conseguirla —presupongo que en algún momento se tenga una versión subtitulada.

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