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.
1:09:08
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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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 budget...
58:39
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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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.
60:39
Slavery was necessary for ratification of the Constitution. Repulsive to modern thought, in 1787 that was the cost of including the southern states in the Union. Jennifer Roback's examination of the...
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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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Leo Rosten, Author, and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics. Hour three of a lively and occasionally controversial three-part interview of noted economist Friedrich von Hayek by Leo Rosten, in a...

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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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Charles Murray, former Peace Corps volunteer and social scientist and author of "Losing Ground" and "The Pursuit of Happiness," is appalled by the effects of welfare programs. He explains how...
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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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Richard A. Kunin, Past President of the Orthomolecular Medical Society and Gladys Block, Professor of Public Health Nutrition & Epidemiology at UC Berkeley join Linus Pauling, 1954 Nobel Laureate in...

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