Episode 135 – Free To Choose 1980 – From Cradle to Grave (Podcast)

The welfare state arises from the attempt to do good with other people’s money. Such attempts always fail because nobody spends someone else’s money as carefully as their own. Those spending the money use force to collect it and to ensure those receiving it use it for the ”right” purposes. Good intentions are corrupted by bad means. In today’s podcast, “From Cradle to Grave,” Friedman visits the U.S. and Britain to explore these topics. Today’s podcast is “From Cradle to Grave,” volume four of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.

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Episode 134 – The Dilemma of Forgiveness (Podcast)

In today’s podcast, social psychologist Roy Baumeister and psychologist of religion & spirituality Julie Exline discuss forgiveness. What is forgiveness? What are the costs and drawbacks of it? What are the positives? Dive into this deep discussion with Roy and Julie. Here is “The Dilemma of Forgiveness.” Listen now.

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Episode 132 – Free To Choose 1980 – Anatomy of Crisis (Podcast)

The Great Depression has been popularly viewed as a failure of capitalism. The stock market crash, the collapse of the Bank of United States, and the loss of personal savings were visible symbols supporting this belief. In today’s podcast, Friedman explains the real cause was the unseen failure of government policy and action. Yet this crisis resulting from government failure leads to decades of government expansion. Today’s podcast is “Anatomy of Crisis,” volume three of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.

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Episode 131 – PRC Forum: Ed Feulner (Podcast)

In today’s podcast, Ed Feulner, founder and former president of The Heritage Foundation, discusses the facts and fictions of government growth. He also talks about why advocates of ideas can’t stop fighting, even when the ideas are accepted. Originally recorded in 1987, here is “PRC Forum: Ed Feulner.” Listen now.

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Episode 128 – Free To Choose 1980 – The Tyranny of Control (Podcast)

Government planning and detailed control of economic activity lessen productive innovation and consumer choice. Good, better, best, are replaced by ”approved” or ”authorized.” Economist Milton Friedman visits India, Japan, and the United States to show how “established” industries or methods seek government protection or subsidization in their attempts to stop or limit product improvements which they don’t control. Today’s podcast is “The Tyranny of Control,” volume two of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.

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Episode 127 – A Conversation with Charles Spahr (Podcast)

Charles Spahr, retired Chief Executive Officer of Sohio, tells of his progress through the ranks to become the leader of a major corporation and gives the inside story of how he directed the building of the Alaskan pipeline. Listen now to today’s podcast, “A Conversation with Charles Spahr.”

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