Episode 96 – Essentials of Astronomy (Podcast)

Listen to an hour with the late Lloyd Motz, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Columbia University, and the late broadcaster Hugh Downs, as they discuss Motz’s life and work, including his book “The Essentials of Astronomy,” which is arguably the best introductory astronomy text ever written. Downs is a former student who took astronomy at Columbia in 1957. Dr. Motz, who was named professor emeritus in 1977, believes the major discoveries in physics have already been made, and that what remains is for science to harness that knowledge to humanity’s benefit. It was originally recorded in 1999.

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Episode 95 – Privatization (Podcast)

Listen to Economists Keith Bush (Russia), Ben Slay (East-Central Europe), and John Tedstrom (East-Central Europe) discuss how to introduce a market economy in nations that have had totalitarian command economies for 40 to 70 years. The challenge is significant and there are varied approaches to the problem. It was recorded in 1991.

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Episode 93 – Theory and Experiments with Markets (Podcast)

Listen to Dr. Charles Plott, William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science at the California Institute of Technology, and the late Dr. Kenneth Arrow, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and 1972 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences discuss Theory and Experiments with Markets. It was recorded in 2000.

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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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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Are We Stuck in Bubbles? (VIDEO)

No one listens to anyone else online. We are stuck in our internet bubbles, where we only hear things that reinforce our old beliefs. Well, that might be the consensus among your friends, bubble boy. But that whole idea…is Dead Wrong®. See why logging on throws that logic way off with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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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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