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The Call of the Entrepreneur

June 28, 2007 by

The Acton Institute has put together a very effective hour-long feature called The Call of the Entrepreneur, which has been premiering in theaters across the country over the past several months. We had the pleasure of premiering it in our own home not long ago, and it is quite excellent. For once, the moral dimension of entrepreneurial activity is brought to the fore and celebrated. For once the heroes are creators, not political hacks.

The film centers around three individuals and their stories. So as not to spoil it, I won’t reveal anything more. But it’s about time the private sector got this kind of sympathetic and compelling treatment. (The production values are surprisingly good, too.)

The film won’t be generally available until the fall but it’s worth pre-ordering. The website, where you can do just that (and also see a trailer, etc.), is worth a look as well.

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jeffrey June 28, 2007 at 4:00 pm

I saw this recently too, and I was blown away. One great thing about it is how it uses the model of the capitalist-entrepreneur, not some theoretical construct but the real person who has an idea and risk capital to see it through. This film would be an outstanding tool to use in any classroom. It certainly holds one’s attention for a full hour.

miller888sd June 28, 2007 at 5:27 pm

I did find it quite ironic that they chose to include in the preview a merchant banker discussing the distinction between entrepreneurialism and zero sum game scenarios.

Modern banking has been a blight on economic growth and entrepreneurialism. Failure to draw these comparisons may end up harming this noble cause in the long run.

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