Episode 71 – Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan Part 2 (Podcast)

Listen to the conclusion of this conversation between two of the most influential economists over the last half-century, Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan. Centered around the American Constitution, some of these views remain as controversial now as they did when it was originally recorded, over forty years ago. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Episode 70 – Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan Part 1

Two of the greatest economic minds over the past 50 years, Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan, sound off in Part 1 of this 1978 recording covering the American Constitution, the role of government, and several other topics. Hear their unique perspectives that still resonate within our society over 40 years later. Originally Recorded:  1978

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Episode 69 – Managed Care and Medicine (Podcast)

A lot has changed in healthcare since this 1993 recording, but the resounding problems have remained alarmingly similar: soaring costs, millions uninsured, and more questions than answers. What role should the government play? And which policies have done more harm than good? Listen in with Rita Ricardo-Campbell, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Kevin Hopkins, Senior Domestic Policy Aide during the Reagan Administration, in today’s discussion. Originally Recorded: 1993

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Episode 68 – Friedrich Hayek and Tom Hazlett (Podcast)

How does the rule of law evolve? Are changes to our society spontaneous, or are they organized with an endgame in mind by government? Join legendary economist Friedrich Hayek and Tom Hazlett, then a graduate student in economics, to discuss that subject in this conversation. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Episode 67 – Efforts in Eastern Europe to Localize Government (Podcast)

When the Iron Curtain fell, Eastern European countries were left with the monumental task of building their governments and economies nearly from scratch. In today’s podcast, hear Robert Ebel, International Government Finance Economist, Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel laureate in Economics, and Tom Hazlett, then Editor-in-Chief of The Wesleyan Review, discuss the pitfalls and triumphs of privatizing what were once solid socialist countries. Originally Recorded: 1993

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Episode 66 – Friedrich Hayek and Jack High (Podcast)

Today’s podcast, originally recorded in 1978, is a discussion between legendary economist Friedrich Hayek and then economics graduate student Jack High. During the conversation, Hayek talks about his major influences in economics as well as his upbringing in the social sciences. As they dive into Hayek’s philosophical and professional development, they touch on famous names from history such as John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig von Mises, and George Stigler. Originally Recorded:  1978

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Episode 65 – Economic Reasoning and Sexual Behavior (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is a conversation originally recorded in 1994 about the teaching of sexual legal issues in law schools around the United States. Richard Posner, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Larry Lessig, former Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Tom Smith, former Director-General of the Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago consider the long-term implications of the subject. Originally Recorded: 1994

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Episode 64 – Friedrich Hayek and Elaine Carver Leijonhufvud (Podcast)

This conversation between legendary economist Friedrich Hayek and former economics writer Elaine Carver Leijonhufvud includes an intimate look into the life of Hayek as a young man. During the discussion, the two talk about Hayek’s memories of traveling to America as well as his perception of the tension between religious and scientific thought. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Episode 63 – Condensed Matter Physics (Podcast)

Physics is a complicated field, but when you start talking about the smallest particles we know of, things become even more complicated. Discover some of the guiding principles of the world of atomic particles and learn more about the complex systems in the human body. Former Nobel Prize winner in physics, Dr. Philip W. Anderson, and Princeton University Professor Shivaji Sondhi discuss the topic in today’s podcast. Originally Recorded: 1999

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Episode 62 – Friedrich Hayek and Dr. Axel Leijonhufvud (Podcast)

Today’s podcast features a conversation between former Professor of Economics at UCLA, Axel Leijonhufvud, and famous economist Friedrich von Hayek. During the discussion, the two converse about the people that influenced Hayek’s work and thoughts, eventually diving into social and economic trends as well as monetary theory. Hayek expands on his earlier days as a student, and a young man, identifying the people who shaped his thinking on the world. He also talks about what type of literature helped to push him in the field of economics, and if he had any conflicts with other intellectuals’ views at the time. …

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