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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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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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The quality of public education in America today in many places is deplorable. Dr. Friedman identifies (1) the increasing centralization and bureaucratization of the educational establishment, which...
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Unions offer protection to workers in some situations, but union membership represents only one-fifth of the American labor force. And while some unions do benefit their members, it is generally at...

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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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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek engage in hour two of a lively discussion of the economic theories developed in von Hayek's book, "Law, Legislation...
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Join Armen Alchian, Professor of Economics, UCLA and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics. Professor Alchian engages Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich von Hayek in reminiscences that provide a...
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Noted economist Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics and author, Leo Rosten engage in hour one of a lively and occasionally controversial three-part interview of, in a wide-ranging discussion of von...

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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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Is the economic theory of utility a useful way of understanding consumer behavior? Ronald Coase and Gary Becker, Nobel Economists at the University of Chicago, explain and discuss the theory of...
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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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How rapidly should former Eastern Bloc countries convert to free market economies? Considering, and sometimes debating this question, are Ronald Coase and Gary Becker, Nobel Economists at the...

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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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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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Dr. Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel laureate in Economics and author of Free To Choose, urges alertness to the difference between false and real problems concerning government. The problem is not...
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Julian Simon foresaw the falling natural resource prices, increased world oil supply, and decline in farmland prices. His view of population economics is unique and persuasive. This discussion covers...

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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 Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American & Foreign Law at the University of Chicago Kenneth W. Dam discuss Shultz’s career and his thoughts on...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Hoover Institution Fellow Robert Conquest discuss their unique perspectives on the Soviet Union. From economics to architecture, to culture, hear...
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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 the...

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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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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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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, 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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