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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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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It’s pointless to try to predict the availability of adequate sources of energy. What we need is an adjustable mechanism to enable us to adapt to whatever happens. We already have such a mechanism:...

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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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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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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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Richard Posner, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Larry Lessig, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Tom Smith, Director General of the Social Survey at the...
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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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Dr. Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and 1986 Nobel Economist Dr. James Buchanan assert that the present U.S. form of government bears little resemblance to the...

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