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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Episode 124 – Free To Choose 1980 – The Power of the Market (Podcast)

America’s freedom and prosperity derive from the combination of the idea of human liberty in America’s Declaration of Independence and the idea of economic freedom in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Economist Milton Friedman visits Hong Kong, the United States, and Scotland to explain how markets and voluntary exchanges organize activity and enable people to improve their lives. Today’s podcast is “The Power of the Market,” volume one of the ten-part public television series “Free To Choose.” Listen now.

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Episode 123 – The Real Adam Smith: Ideas That Changed the World (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is from our 2016 public television documentary film, Ideas That Changed the Word, the second of a two-part series, The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg. Adam Smith was a moral philosopher, a bold voice of the Scottish Enlightenment, the world’s first economist, and author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. But in today’s society, has the global economic system become so big and so complex that morality and human empathy are no longer relevant? Why are Smith’s ideas still significant today? Listen now to find out, and don’t forget …

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