Runtime: 78m 13s | Release date: 2014This film features: Joel Salatin.
Why is raw milk illegal to buy or sell, but not to consume? How are some drugs classified as safe by the FDA without any independent testing? And why is the government so eager to bail out some failing companies?
Freedom From Choice explores the endless layers of backroom dealing that is the US lobbying industry. Through a series of thought-provoking interviews, experts from numerous industries explain in simple terms how the political 'revolving door' creates unfair regulations which affect their industry. Supplemented by recent news clips and archival footage, the experts paint a startling picture of the overregulation of modern American life.
Life is about choice. What we eat, what we read, who we elect; every day we make choices that determine how we want to live. But what if these choices are just an illusion?
In an era where regulations and red tape rule every industry, where lobby groups and big business wield more influence than ever before, our daily choices have become increasingly limited. With all our options so deliberately handpicked, are we really making a choice at all?