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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This discussion features Dr. James Buchanan, 1986 Nobel Economist, and Dr. David Fand, Visiting Research Associate at The Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. The Federal...
1:20:48
Why do Americans pay more in taxes than they really want to? Can they do anything about it? Americans must understand that their true tax burden is what the government spends—regardless of how that...
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From the University of Chicago's Economics Department, Professors Casey Mulligan and Kevin M. Murphy analyze health care and social security from an economics perspective.

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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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Richard Neustadt, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and General Maxwell Taylor discuss Taylor's key role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
60:19
Women's liberation has "liberated" men and sacrificed millions of children. Decter, past editor of Harper's, author, mother and grandmother, blames the feminist movement. There is no problem being...
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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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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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Dr. Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Dr. Fred Singer, President of The Science & Environmental Policy Project suggest that communism...
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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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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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