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Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Communism

Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Communism

These are the kinds of forms you have to fill out in this country in a place like that if you want to start a business or get anything done. But if you think that only happens here, tell me when was the last time you stood in line to get a driver’s license or a registration plate, or do you know anybody in Britain, or France, or Germany or the United States who has built a house sometime in…

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Free To Choose 1990 – Vol. 03 Freedom & Prosperity – Full Video

Free To Choose 1990 – Vol. 03 Freedom & Prosperity – Full Video

In 1980, a friend of mine did something of rare importance that some historians might miss. Dr. Milton Friedman, a scientist, a careful thinker, and a great teacher, first presented his TV series Free To Choose. His TV series was about choices, risks, freedom, equality, and making a better future for all of us. In 1976, the 200th birthday of our nation, Milton Friedman won the Nobel Peace Prize in economics. Two hundred years earlier, in the same year as…

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Milton Friedman Speaks: Equality and Freedom in the Free Enterprise System (B1238) – Full Video

Milton Friedman Speaks: Equality and Freedom in the Free Enterprise System (B1238) – Full Video

♪ Music ♪ Reality – captured in user friendly symbols and processed for understanding. ♪ Music ♪ The Idea Channel It is my great pleasure to present to you Professor Milton Friedman on the subject, “Equality and Freedom in the Free Enterprise System.” Professor Friedman. (applause) What I’m going to talk to you about tonight is a topic that is of extraordinary topical importance, but also of great subtlety, philosophically and in every other way. The belief that government has…

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Flat Tax Wins! Progressive Tax (Marxism) debunked by Estonian Prime Minister Dr. Mart Laar

Flat Tax Wins! Progressive Tax (Marxism) debunked by Estonian Prime Minister Dr. Mart Laar

Dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, I must say it is really hard to express my feelings just now. I am so honored, and so happy to receive this prize. This is not, of course, only a prize for me, it is a prize for all these people who made the Estonian miracle possible. And I am so happy to have at least one of my cabinet minister, Mr. Juri Luik with me today. Because when you want to change the…

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Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Redistribution of Wealth

Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Redistribution of Wealth

You take the case of the United States during the 19th century and of Britain in the 19th century. At the time of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1899, total government spending in Britain was 10% of the national income. Up until 1929 in the United States, except for periods of great war, total government spending in the United States was about 10% of national income. Now that is a very far cry from a government which spends over half of…

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The Power of Choice – Mont Pelerin Society

The Power of Choice – Mont Pelerin Society

The Soviet Union is actively exporting communism to Eastern Europe. Mao Zedong is leading the communist revolution in China. To noted Austrian economist and eventual Nobel Prize winner, Friedrich von Hayek, these are ominous signs. In the spring of 1947, he invites an elite group of economists, political scientists, historians and other intellectuals including Milton Friedman, to consider the consequences. They called themselves the Mount Pelerin Society for the Swiss town where they held their first meeting. So far as…

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Milton Friedman Speaks: The Role of Government in a Free Society (B1228) – Full Video

Milton Friedman Speaks: The Role of Government in a Free Society (B1228) – Full Video

♪ Music ♪ Reality captured in user friendly symbols and processed for understanding. ♪ Music ♪ The Idea Channel ♪ Music ♪ The subject of the talk tonight is “The Role of Government in a Free Society,” and I think in discussing that subject the first thing you have to do is to emphasize the very different meanings that free has. There are two quite different meanings of free which tend to get confused and which it is important to…

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Why Most Professors Are Liberal

Why Most Professors Are Liberal

Man, this is SO not politically correct. (C Money) We don’t have to share this… So the question is. Why are professors, more liberal, and so giving the impression to young people that if you. If you’re educated you must think that the government is the best way to solve the world’s problems? And to that I am reminded that “those who can do and those who can’t teach.” And I am so thankful for teachers that I had in…

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Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Vouchers

Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Vouchers

MAURICE WALTON, PARENT: As the present system stands, I think virtually parents have got no freedom of choice whatsoever. They are told what is good for them by the teachers, and are told that the teachers are doing a great job, and I’ve just got no say at all. If the voucher system were introduced, I think it would bring teachers and parents together, I think closer. A parent that is worried about his child would remove their child from…

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Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Parental Control

Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Parental Control

The schooling of children occurs at the intersection of two basic rights: one is the right for me to bring up, and I have five children and a grandchild, but the right for me to bring up my children the way that I see fit. The other right is the right of a nation to school its children, or to reproduce values and attitudes and knowledge that help to sustain the particular things, including respect for these various amendments, that…

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