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 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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Episode 122 – The Real Adam Smith: Morality and Markets (Podcast)

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 todays’ seemingly ruthless competitive environment, where the stakes are high, can ethical and honest businesses still prosper? How are Smith’s ideas about markets and morality relevant today? Today’s podcast is from our public television documentary film, Morality and Markets, the first of a two-part series, The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg. Listen now.

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Episode 59 – Friedrich Hayek and Armen Alchian Part 2 (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is the second of a two-part conversation, originally recorded in 1978, between former Professor of Economics at UCLA, Armen Alchian, and famous economist Friedrich von Hayek. Continuing from last week’s episode, the two talk further about Hayek’s economic history and background with unique personal and professional stories from his past. Hayek discusses his interests in Adam Smith and his personal relationship with John Maynard Keynes. He also discusses several of his books and his work habits, both reading and writing. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – How Not to Make a Sandwich (VIDEO)

Our ancestors produced everything they needed themselves. Whereas we consume things we don’t even understand how they’re created. Division of labor has resulted in an absurd alienated world. Wouldn’t self-sufficiency be more natural? Dead wrong. Free To Choose Media® Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explains that without free trade, you’d more than likely starve before you could even make a sandwich.

 

 

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