Episode 80 – Milton Friedman Speaks – “The Role of Government in a Free Society” (Podcast)

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Free To Choose, we are sharing some of Milton Friedman’s most compelling talks. In this original recording from 1978, the question is what is the role of government in a free society? If we are to define the role of government in a free society, we must first specify the needs a government is expected to provide. Defense from foreign enemies and protection of property, including the enforcement of private contracts, are clearly legitimate functions of government. But when we come to two other functions of government—providing a substitute for voluntary cooperation when it …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – The Delusion of Wage Stagnation (VIDEO)

If there’s anything the populist Right and the socialist Left agrees on, it’s that workers have been getting a raw deal. Wages used to rise in line with productivity, but since the 1970s they have been nailed to the factory floor. Dead Wrong®.
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Episode 76 – Friedrich Hayek and Robert Chitester Part 2 (Podcast)

Join us for Part Two of the conversation between noted economist Friedrich Hayek and the founder of Free To Choose Network, Bob Chitester as they continue to discuss American thought and culture, and the ramifications of constant change in American economic and social policies. Listen to how the themes are still relevant today, despite being recorded in over 40 years ago. Originally Recorded:  1978

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Episode 75 – Friedrich Hayek and Robert Chitester Part 1 (Podcast)

Does the United States shift its economic policy too quickly? Not allowing enough time for these policies to take hold may be leading to some unintended consequences. Join noted economist Friedrich Hayek and the founder of Free To Choose Network, Bob Chitester as they discuss just that, along with other topics. Originally Recorded: 1978

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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 60 – Economic Reasoning Applied to Sociology (Podcast)

Today’s podcast features former United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard Posner, and former Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker. The two use their time to discuss the challenges confronting those who apply market analysis to social questions. Using examples like drug use, sexually transmitted diseases, and addiction, they discuss the possibilities of using economics to solve these problems while thinking about the government’s role in dealing with them. Originally Recorded: 1994

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