Now on Netflix: ‘The Pursuit’

Foreward by Dr. Garven: This is a highly informative and compelling documentary from the American Enterprise Institute which explains how free-market capitalism has pulled two billion people out of poverty since 1970. Here’s the summary:

“Professional musician turned intrepid economist Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world together, starting with those at the margins of society? His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona, and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.”



AEI’s ‘The Pursuit’ is now available on Netflix. Here’s what it taught me about free-market capitalism.

Matt Winesett | AEIdeas

Since 1970, the percentage of the world’s population living on starvation’s edge has decreased by 80 percent. That’s about two billion people pulled out of poverty, over six times the number of people who currently reside in the United States.

I learned that this weekend while watching “The Pursuit,” an AEI documentary now available on Netflix that follows Arthur Brooks around the globe in search of the answer to one question: How did this happen? Read more.




Arthur C. Brooks
Former AEI President
Arthur C. Brooks is a former president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He concurrently serves as a professor of the practice of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and a senior fellow at Harvard Business School. He was president of AEI from January 1, 2009, to June 30, 2019.

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