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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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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Five myths cloud our perception of both the past and the present. (1) The “robber baron” myth which holds that in late nineteenth-century America there were powerful men who became rich at the...
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek engage in a lively discussion of the economic theories developed in von Hayek's book, "Law, Legislation and Liberty."...

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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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Leo Rosten, Author, and Friedrich von Hayek, PhD Economics. Hour one of a lively and occasionally controversial three-part interview of noted economist Friedrich von Hayek by Leo Rosten, in a...
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The Hoover Institutes' Joe McNamara, Edward Jajko, and Gloria Valentine discuss their favorite mystery authors, novels, and writing styles. McNamara shares his experiences as a former police chief and...
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A continuation of Phase II (above). 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.;...

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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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George P. Shultz, Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Kenneth W. Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American & Foreign Law, University of...
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Rita Ricardo-Campbell, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Kevin Hopkins, Senior Domestic Policy Aide during the Reagan Administration, examine the Clinton Administration's proposed health...
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Dr. Timothy Tully, Senior Staff Investigator at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Dr. Eric Kandel, Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and 2000 Nobel Prize winner in...

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