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Idea Channel Discussions
Milton Friedman Speaks
In print, radio, and television, Professor Milton Friedman applied the economic approach to the many challenges of human societies. He has done so in a manner that is both accessible to the average citizen, yet consistent with the best scholarly work. Recorded in 1977-78, these 15 lectures were originally intended to be the core content of what became the Free To Choose television programs.
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It’s pointless to try to predict the availability of adequate sources of energy. What we need is an adjustable mechanism to enable us to adapt to whatever happens. We already have such a mechanism:...
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The question is irrelevant. Capitalism per se is not humane or inhumane; nor is socialism. If we compare the two in terms of results, it is clear that only capitalism fosters equality and works toward...
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Increasing government involvement in medical care will take us toward fully socialized medicine. This trend is clearly against the interests of patients, physicians, and other health care personnel....

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Friedrich A. Hayek Discussions
Austrian economist and political philosopher Friedrich A. Hayek, fellow economists and others explore his life and work, through a series of personal discussions.
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Noted economist Friedrich von Hayek and the founder of Free To Choose Network, Bob Chitester continue to discuss American thought and culture, and the ramifications of constant change in American...
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Jack High, Economics Graduate Student and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics trace Hayek's professional and philosophical development. Hayek also comments on the significant influences on his life and...
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek engage in hour three of a lively discussion of the economic theories developed in von Hayek's book, "Law, Legislation...

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Gary Becker Discussions
Nobel prize-winning economist, scholar, author, and Professor Gary S. Becker passed away on May 3, 2014 at the age of 83, but he and his ideas will be remembered forever in these discussions.
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Dr. Gary Becker, 1992 Nobel Economist and Aaron Wildavsky, Prof. of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley, discuss the ways in which preferences and self-interest influence our decisions.
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Dr. Gary Becker, Professor of Economics & Sociology, University of Chicago explains why the family is and will continue to be a dominant 'player' in economic activities. National productivity is...
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Dr. Gary Becker, Professor of Economics & Sociology, University of Chicago and Richard Posner, author "Sex and Reason," discuss the challenge confronting those who apply market analysis to social...

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The PRC Forum
From Milton Friedman and Walter Williams, to Gary Becker and Charles Murray, these discussions let the viewer in on what these economists, businessmen and women, and other intellectuals considered not only their passion, but what they believed to be most important.
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Ed Crane, formerly a financial analyst and leading advocate of classical liberal ideas, is interviewed while President of the CATO Institute. Crane discusses the systemic nature of government growth...
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Dr. Gary Becker, Professor of Economics & Sociology, University of Chicago explains why the family is and will continue to be a dominant 'player' in economic activities. National productivity is...
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Inventor of the Ames Test and Chairman of Biochemistry at Berkeley, Professor Ames is concerned with the exaggeration of the danger of chemical residues in the environment. Peanut butter sandwiches...

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Conversations with George P. Shultz
In this 11-part series, George P. Shultz is joined by former colleagues and fellow economics enthusiasts to discuss topics from U.S foreign policy, terrorism, negotiation, and the role of the State Department, to reminiscing about other colleagues from years past.
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Former U.S. Secretary of State, George P. Shultz, and Santa Clara University Law Professor, David D. Friedman discuss Shultz’s career and his thoughts on issues that have transpired since his time...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State, George P. Shultz, and Nobel laureate, Gary Becker discuss Shultz’s career and his thoughts on issues that have transpired since his time within the Reagan...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State, George P. Shultz, and Founder of Free To Choose Network, Bob Chitester discuss Shultz’s career and his thoughts on issues that have transpired since his time within...

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The Cuban Missile Crisis
Take a look into the inner workings of American Government at a time when tensions reached to the limit of conflict in Cuba. Join panel members from the Kennedy cabinet discussing what it was like from the beginning to the end of the conflict, and find out how our government responded to the challenges presented to them.
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Richard Neustadt, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and General Maxwell Taylor discuss Taylor's key role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Panel members Richard Neustadt, of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy for National Security Affairs, Edwin Martin,...
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Panel members Richard Neustadt, of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Robert S. McNamara, Secy. of Defense under J.F.K., George W. Ball, an Under Secy. of State for J.F.K.,...

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