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The Free To Choose Media Podcast takes some of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century and brings them right to your streaming device. Hear the ideas of Milton Friedman, along with several other Nobel Laureates, as they conduct speeches and hold conversations about the very freedoms we are still fighting for today. Come back each week to see why these truly are not just ideas for our time, but ideas for all time.
 
My effort to understand our time. I often summarize and combine ideas from thinkers from diverse perspectives (e.g. liberal, Marxist, conservative, postmodern) and illustrate their relevance today. Key areas of interest include: critique of social justice and identity politics; the information society, credentialism and the professional class; myth, narrative and meaning. I try to embrace a diversity of thought, to express them clearly and fairly without losing sight of complexity and contra ...
 
Radio Free Leader is a podcast dedicated to helping you lead smarter by tearing down the walls between the ivory tower and the corner office. Each week, host David Burkus interviews outstanding thinkers and doers in leadership, innovation, and strategy like Daniel Pink, Marcus Buckingham, Tom Rath, Adam Grant, and more.
 
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Humans respond to plagues and social disorder with collective murder. Since antiquity, communities have chosen victims who are marginal or different. The perpetrators truly believe that the victim is guilty - a belief confirmed when the murder restores order. René Girard argues that such murders are the foundation of social stability in cultures ar…
 
Today’s podcast is “What’s Wrong With Our Schools,” volume six of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Parental choice in children’s education is consistent with a free society. Centralized government control has adversely affected quality of education. Milton Friedman advocates vouchers to solve the problem. Listen now.…
 
Does desire come from within? René Girard argues no: we imitate the desires of others. We pursue the fantasy that if only we could uncover and achieve our own, authentic desires, we would be happy. In fact, our desires are copies; when we achieve them, we are left unsatisfied. Advertising, for example, shows us others to imitate in order to "be our…
 
In today’s podcast, the now late Dr. Norman Borlaug, Dr. Robert Chandler, Jr., and Dr. Nyle Brady, all of whom had devoted their professional lives to the task of feeding the hungry, identify the many causes of Africa’s current agricultural crisis. Here is “Africa’s Agricultural Crisis.” Listen now.由FreeToChooseNetwork
 
When there are too many elites, chaos follows. In essence, this is historian Peter Turchin's theory of elite overproduction. Tracing the history of civilizations around the world, he finds that an oversupply of elites is one of the strongest predictors of social unrest. As Götz Aly explains in his book, Why the Germans? Why the Jews?, this is a key…
 
In today’s podcast, Milton Friedman is joined by guests Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution and Michael Kinsley of The New Republic for an updated discussion of some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “Created Equal,” part of volume five of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.…
 
"My job was to be in charge of the intellectual property policy of the United States . . . if you go to a shopping mall in this country you cannot buy anything made in the United States anymore. It all comes from China or some other place like that. Well, the reason for that is we've completely opened up our markets. It was a conscious decision to …
 
In today’s podcast, Milton Friedman is joined by other distinguished guests at the University of Chicago. They discuss some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “Created Equal,” part of volume five of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.由FreeToChooseNetwork
 
Totalitarianism begins as dream. It ends in nightmare, the destruction of the individual. Hannah Arendt, a Jew who fled Hitler, analyzed the commonalities of communism and Naziism in her book, The Origins of Totalitarianism. Life doesn't make a very good story. It's inconsistent, irrational, unfair. We can end up feeling alienated alone, as though …
 
The Declaration of Independence says, ”all men are created equal.” Milton Friedman explains that this does not mean all persons should or will have equal talents or income. Equal opportunity to better oneself and the right to personally benefit from the gains realized are consistent with freedom. Taking from some to give to others destroys freedom …
 
In today’s podcast, laboratory chief of biochemical genetics at the National Heart Institute, the now late Dr. Marshall Nirenberg, and chief of the laboratory of molecular biology at the National Institute of Disorders & Stroke, Dr. Ron McKay, discuss neurobiology and the science behind it. Here is “Neurobiology.” Listen now.…
 
Today’s podcast is the discussion segment from “From Cradle to Grave,” part of volume four of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Milton Friedman is joined by other distinguished guests, including Thomas Sowell, at the University of Chicago to discuss some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “From Cradle to Grave.…
 
The welfare state arises from the attempt to do good with other people’s money. Such attempts always fail because nobody spends someone else’s money as carefully as their own. Those spending the money use force to collect it and to ensure those receiving it use it for the ”right” purposes. Good intentions are corrupted by bad means. In today’s podc…
 
We have a great talk with Bruce De Torres the author of God, School, 9/11 and JFK. Available at https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/bruce-de-torres/4339263/ Mike Romanelli IG: @mikeromanellijr Mark Steeves IG: Waywardintellect Clint Esposito IG: @ClintEsposito Visit our sponsor HeroSoapCompany.com Code: Freethinkers…
 
In today’s podcast, social psychologist Roy Baumeister and psychologist of religion & spirituality Julie Exline discuss forgiveness. What is forgiveness? What are the costs and drawbacks of it? What are the positives? Dive into this deep discussion with Roy and Julie. Here is “The Dilemma of Forgiveness.” Listen now.…
 
In today’s podcast, Milton Friedman is joined by other distinguished guests at the University of Chicago. They discuss some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “Anatomy of Crisis,” part of volume three of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.由FreeToChooseNetwork
 
The Great Depression has been popularly viewed as a failure of capitalism. The stock market crash, the collapse of the Bank of United States, and the loss of personal savings were visible symbols supporting this belief. In today’s podcast, Friedman explains the real cause was the unseen failure of government policy and action. Yet this crisis resul…
 
In today’s podcast, Ed Feulner, founder and former president of The Heritage Foundation, discusses the facts and fictions of government growth. He also talks about why advocates of ideas can’t stop fighting, even when the ideas are accepted. Originally recorded in 1987, here is “PRC Forum: Ed Feulner.” Listen now.…
 
In today’s podcast, Milton Friedman is joined by guests Michael Walker of the Fraser Institute and Steven Cohen of the University of California at Berkeley for an updated discussion of some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “The Tyranny of Control,” part of volume two of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Liste…
 
In today’s podcast, Milton Friedman is joined by other distinguished guests at The University of Chicago. They discuss some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “The Tyranny of Control,” part of volume two of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.由FreeToChooseNetwork
 
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 atte…
 
Charles Spahr, retired Chief Executive Officer of Sohio, tells of his progress through the ranks to become the leader of a major corporation and gives the inside story of how he directed the building of the Alaskan pipeline. Listen now to today’s podcast, “A Conversation with Charles Spahr.”由FreeToChooseNetwork
 
In today’s podcast, Milton Friedman is joined by guests David Brooks of The Wall Street Journal and James Galbraith from the University of Texas for an updated discussion of some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “The Power of the Market,” part of volume one of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.…
 
In today’s podcast, Milton Friedman is joined by other distinguished guests in the Harper Library at The University of Chicago. They discuss some of the ideas presented in the documentary segment of “The Power of the Market,” part of volume one of the ten-part public television series Free To Choose. Listen now.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 market…
 
Mike and Clint talk to the leading expert of flat earth David Weiss. He is host of the Flat Earth Podcast. Give it a listen with an open mind. It was interesting at the very least. Please visit Freethinker.tv and our sponsor HeroSoapCompany.com Code: FreeThinkers由Mike Romanelli
 
In our 2009 documentary, The Power of the Poor, Hernando de Soto and his team of researchers found that an astonishing 98% of all businesses in Peru were extralegal, as was 88% of all rural property. Extralegals had constructed seven out of every ten buildings, had run almost all of its public transportation system, and built and owned the vast maj…
 
Somewhere on Earth, at this very minute, a child is beginning its journey through life. 250 babies are born every minute, 15 thousand an hour, 132 million a year – each and every year. Among them may be the potential to cure disease, or change the course of world history, because people are the world’s ultimate resource. Around the world, there are…
 
While still in college, Barbara Branden, and her soon to be husband Nathaniel, began a relationship with Ayn Rand that lasted for almost two decades. They studied and discussed her ideas in depth and travelled the country speaking about Rand’s objectivist philosophy. The ideas were controversial and were not well accepted by the general public. In …
 
Although recorded in the early 1990s, self-esteem was discussed as much then as it is today. Do you think it’s true that “…many, many groups that are the targets of prejudice and discrimination don’t show terrible low levels of self-esteem that a lot of psychological theory suggests they ought to have?” Listen in as Dr. Jennifer Crocker, former Pro…
 
In 1993 three giants in the field of neural research got together to discuss their work and how it related to learning and memory. Dr. Timothy Tully, former Senior Staff Investigator at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dr. Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology/Medicine, and the late Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic, Professor of Neuroscien…
 
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