FTCN founder Bob Chitester examines the relationship between the philosophy of liberty and the capacity for creativity, reflects on his career and friendship with Milton and Rose Friedman, and explains how good storytelling can impact society’s future.
Tag: Free To Choose
Episode 104 – Empirical Economics (Podcast)
“How do we get new economic ideas? One of the fascinating questions that always bothers me, and many economists, right, is how do you get an Albert Einstein?” James Heckman posed this question to the late Robert Fogel in this discussion about Empirical Economics, originally recorded in 2001. The two Nobel prize winners talk about some of the history of economics and how changes in scientific knowledge embody the new technologies and the motor and engine of economic growth.
The Story of Free To Choose Network
The story of Bob Chitester, Milton Friedman, and Free To Choose® Network are featured in this article from the Erie Times News.
Episode 103 – What is An Idea? (Podcast)
Listen to 30 minutes with the late Aaron Wildavsky, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, and Dr. Bruce Ames, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, both at UC Berkeley, as they discuss the development & refinement of research objectives. It was recorded in 1992.
Judge Douglas Ginsburg on the Constitution
Former appellate judge and George Mason University Law Professor Douglas Ginsburg examines the Constitution through the eyes of judges, legal scholars, and historians. This is a recording of a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
Episode 102 – What is an Idea? David Kelley (Podcast)
Listen to 50 minutes with David Kelley, philosopher and founder of The Atlas Society, and Jim Powell, author, journalist, and CATO Senior Fellow, as they discuss the formation and testing of ideas in What is An Idea?. It was recorded in 1992.
The New York Times on Milton Friedman 50 Years Later
Fifty years after publication of his influential manifesto on free-market capitalism, readers discuss whether profits should be a corporation’s top priority.
The Wall Street Journal Profile on Bob Chitester
Read this profile from The Wall Street Journal covering the life and accomplishments of Free To Choose Network Founder Bob Chitester and whether markets can make a comeback in the era of AOC.
Episode 101 – Conversation with Walter Wriston and Bob Chitester (Podcast)
Walter Wriston, the former Chairman and CEO of Citicorp, was widely regarded as the single most influential commercial banker of his time. Originally recorded in 2004, Conversation with Walter Wriston and Bob Chitester covers the winding road Wriston took to the pinnacle of his field and the influences that guided his journey. Listen in as they share anecdotes and personal information about their lives and choices.
Nick Gillespie on the Enduring Influence of Free To Choose
Read what Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine says about the enduring influence of Milton Friedman’s Free To Choose documentary series 40 years later.