Idea Channel Series
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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Inflation is blamed on many things. But it has only one cause: It is a monetary phenomenon. Inflation occurs when the quantity of money increases faster than the quantity of goods. Why does the money...
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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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Consumer legislation doesn’t in the end protect the consumer; rather, it benefits the consumer advocates, including reformers, special interest groups, and regulatory agencies. What does protect the...

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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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Tom Hazlett, Graduate Student in Economics, and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics. Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek joins economist Tom Hazlett in an informative and thoughtful discussion of...
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Leo Rosten, Author, and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics. Hour two of a lively and occasionally controversial three-part interview of noted economist Friedrich von Hayek by Leo Rosten, in a...
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Armen Alchian, Professor of Economics, UCLA and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics. Professor Alchian continues to engage Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich von Hayek in reminiscences that...

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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, 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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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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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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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. degree in economics from California State University - Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D degrees in economics from UCLA. He also...
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James Buchanan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and 1986 Nobel Laureate, discusses political and constitutional rules within which politicians operate. He analyzes incentives faced...

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The Cuban Missle 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 include Moderator Richard Neustadt of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Robert S. McNamara, Secy. of Defense under J.F.K.; George W. Ball, under Secy. of State...
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Panel members include Moderator Richard Neustadt of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy for National Security...

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