Idea Channel Subjects
Economics
Including ( Business, Economics, Globalization, International Relations )
Join the intellectual minds of Milton Friedman, Walter Williams, James Buchanan, Friedrich Von Hayek and more for a tour of the political, economic, and intellectual landscape of the day. Take a look into the past and discover that the issues facing us today are very similar to those discussed over 30 years ago. National debt, welfare, monetary policies, social organization, education, international policies and so much more are the grounds for debate, and see just how relevant these topics are in today’s world.
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Robert Ebel, International Government Finance Economist; Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel laureate in Economics; and Tom Hazlett, Editor-in-Chief The Wesleyan Review.
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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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If free trade is so good, why is protectionism so popular? Part of the answer lies in a simple political principle — interests that are concentrated (those of the producer) are more politically...

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Arts & Humanities
Including ( Culture, History, Literature, Music )
Join some of the brightest minds of our time in discussing what makes humans unique. Learn about the history of major world events from the eyes of those who lived it, and gain insights into the rise and fall of governmental arrangements including the creation of the constitution and the ideas of great thinkers of the time. Explore different cultures at home and abroad, and delve into what artistic mediums mean for those creating these cultural trends and for those absorbing them.
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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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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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Thomas C. Kohler, Associate Professor of Law at Boston College Law School; Kenneth R. Craycraft Sr., Teaching Fellow-Theology at Boston College; and Harvey Mansfield, Professor of Government at...

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Science & Technology
Including ( Astronomy, Biology, Campus Life, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environment, Health & Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Biography, Cosmology, Education )
Where did we come from? What’s waiting for us in the universe? How did life come to be, and where is it heading? How does all of this relate to the progression of technology and science including the social and physical sciences? Take a journey with experts throughout the science and technology field on many different subjects to discuss all aspects of these diverse studies from computer science to psychology and sociology.
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Professors Sidney Hook and Tibor Machan explore the controversial life and ideology of Karl Marx, giving particular attention to Marx's ideas on work.
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The Honorable Robert Bork and Douglas H. Ginsburg discuss changes in the judicial system since Bork’s tenure, including the use of economics, judicial imperialism, and the differences between...
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Alain Enthoven, PhD Economics and Milton Friedman, PhD Economics. What can be done to control health care costs? What is the origin of employer paid health benefits? Can market forces solve the...

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