Episode 160 – His Thoughts: Glenn Loury (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is titled, “His Thoughts: Glenn Loury.” Glenn Loury was raised on the south side of Chicago in a predominantly black neighborhood. He discusses his opposition to affirmative action, his concern about many actions by black community leaders, and the appreciation of black achievement in the face of discrimination. Listen now, and don’t forget to subscribe to get updates each week for the Free To Choose Media Podcast.

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Episode 159 – Walter Williams: Suffer No Fools (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is titled, “Walter Williams: Suffer No Fools”. This program traces Walter Williams’ rise from a child of the Philadelphia housing projects to become one of America’s most important authors and commentators and features the events of the 1960’s when Walter Williams realized “black people cannot make great progress until they understand the economic system.” It was then that he concluded that what America needed was to heed the words and the ideas of the Constitution. Listen now. Or watch this program on Free To Choose Network’s YouTube channel.

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Episode 158 – Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years – Swords into Plowshares (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is “Swords into Plowshares,” episode three of the three-part public television documentary Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years. In this final episode, Shultz and Reagan meet with Gorbachev again in Iceland to determine the future of a nuclear world. In 1989, Shultz leaves the State Department and returns to the world of ideas as a Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He continues his search for peace and security as a passionate advocate for nuclear disarmament. Listen now.

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Episode 157 – Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years – To Start the World Again (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is “To Start the World Again,” episode two of the three-part public television documentary Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years. In episode two, George Shultz accompanies Reagan on a trip to Japan, but as they arrive back Philippine dissident Ninoy Aquino is assassinated and things are thrown into turmoil. Reagan is taken with the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. And George Shultz seeks an end to the Cold War. Listen now.

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Episode 156 – Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years – A Call to Service (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is “A Call to Service,” episode one of the three-part public television documentary Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years. Episode one examines George Shultz’s early life, his service as a U.S. Marine, his academic career as a free market economist and his early cabinet posts under President Nixon. Shultz’s experiences give him extensive international contacts and diplomacy skills, critical experience for what lay ahead. Listen now.

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Episode 155 – Free To Choose 1980 – How to Stay Free (Podcast)

Democracies have only recently been considered desirable. Historically, it had been feared democracies always self destruct when citizens, forgetting that you cannot remove want and misery through legislation, insist on government actions that physically and morally bankrupt their nation. Milton Friedman explains why the United States has so far avoided this outcome and how we can continue to do so. Today’s podcast is “How to Stay Free.” Listen now.

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Episode 153 – Free To Choose 1980 – How to Cure Inflation (Podcast)

Inflation results when the amount of money printed increases faster than the creation of new goods and services. Money is a ”token” of the wealth of a nation. If more tokens than new wealth are created, it takes more tokens to buy the same goods. Milton Friedman explains why politicians like inflation, and why wage and price controls are not solutions to the problem. Today’s podcast is “How to Cure Inflation.”

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Episode 152 – The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: Phase 3 (Podcast)

In today’s podcast, when President Kennedy was confronted by the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, he formed an executive committee to assist him in deciding on a course of action. Twenty years later, Professor Richard Neustadt interviewed General Maxwell Taylor to reflect on Taylor’s key role on that committee and in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here is “The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: Phase 3.”

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Episode 151 – The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: Phase 2, Part II (Podcast)

In today’s podcast, we present part two of a panel moderated by Richard Neustadt with four members of President John F. Kennedy’s executive committee–Robert S. McNamara, George W. Ball, McGeorge Bundy, and U. Alexis Johnson–as they reconvene twenty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis to reflect on the lessons learned. Here is “The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: Phase 2, Part II.” Listen now.

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