12. The Importance of Economic Liberty | Foundational Concepts in Economics with Howard Baetjer

12. The Importance of Economic Liberty | Foundational Concepts in Economics with Howard Baetjer

Howard Baetjer: All right ladies and gentleman. In this lecture we’re going to get to the second of what I see as the two crucial institutions of a free economy and a free society, and that is freedom of exchange. We’ll contrast it with at least ostensibly well-meaning restriction of exchange, restriction of voluntary exchange Read more about 12. The Importance of Economic Liberty | Foundational Concepts in Economics with Howard Baetjer[…]

Net Neutrality: How the FCC Could Kill Call of Duty – Learn Liberty

Net Neutrality: How the FCC Could Kill Call of Duty – Learn Liberty

>>Do you have a shot?>>Take the shot.>>Yeah, we got this. What?>>Leroy.>>My connection froze.>>You may see more of this now that the FCC’s regulating the Internet. I mean, they mean well, but it’ll interfere with many Internet services, it could totally [BLEEP] up your Call of Duty. Many Internet activists support an idea called net neutrality. Read more about Net Neutrality: How the FCC Could Kill Call of Duty – Learn Liberty[…]

The Market Will Set You Free

The Market Will Set You Free

Take a close look at this. Jonathan Haidt, the noted New York University psychologist calls it “the most important graph in the world.” Why does he say that? Because he knows this graph reveals a simple, inescapable fact: there is no substitute for free-market capitalism as a promoter of human prosperity. Let it be noted Read more about The Market Will Set You Free[…]

Should You Be Allowed to Buy or Sell Your Kidney? – Learn Liberty

Should You Be Allowed to Buy or Sell Your Kidney? – Learn Liberty

Did you know you can buy sriracha-flavored popcorn? It’s true. Did you know that you can pay somebody to mourn at a funeral? The kinds of things that you can buy on a market, they’re almost limitless. I mean, just today I heard that you can buy on Amazon a duck carcass press, whatever that Read more about Should You Be Allowed to Buy or Sell Your Kidney? – Learn Liberty[…]

Jennifer Thompson: A “Netflix”, for the liberty movement

Jennifer Thompson: A “Netflix”, for the liberty movement

Initial credits Introduction by Emily Gularte How your journey in the Liberty movement started? How economy and philosophy reinforced your projects? Explaining the project: a Netflix for the Liberty Movement Did the collaboration at the Antigua forum, contributed something to the project? What would you say success would look like for this project? Why is Read more about Jennifer Thompson: A “Netflix”, for the liberty movement[…]

Libertarian Philosophy: Marx and Smith on Commercial Societies – Learn Liberty

Libertarian Philosophy: Marx and Smith on Commercial Societies – Learn Liberty

One set of problems that people will raise with respect to liberty and community comes from, as it were, both the left and the right in the political spectrum. On the right, people may worry that individual liberty, granting a wide scope of freedom to people to make individual choices, might endanger moral community. If Read more about Libertarian Philosophy: Marx and Smith on Commercial Societies – Learn Liberty[…]

Free Market Economics: Why Do We Exchange Things? – Learn Liberty

Free Market Economics: Why Do We Exchange Things? – Learn Liberty

In 1944, at the height of World War II, a British economist named Radford was serving in the army. He was captured and lived in prison camps for more than a year. Prisoners at the camps received Red Cross packages that contained food, cigarettes, and a few necessities. These were precious supplies in POW camps. Read more about Free Market Economics: Why Do We Exchange Things? – Learn Liberty[…]

Income Inequality and the Effects of Globalization – Learn Liberty

Income Inequality and the Effects of Globalization – Learn Liberty

Speaker 1: Lately there’s been a lot of discussion of the topic of income inequality. People are pretty upset about the widening gap between the top and the bottom of the economic heap in the United States. But inequality is a global issue, too, and globally, something fascinating has occurred. Over the last 20 years, Read more about Income Inequality and the Effects of Globalization – Learn Liberty[…]

Libertarianism: Classical Liberalism Introduction

Libertarianism: Classical Liberalism Introduction

Hello people, how’s it going? My name is Scott, or as people like to call me Scotty. I’m from Glasgow in Scotland, Scotland’s largest city. I’m proud and patriotic of my British heritage. I’m a photographer. I’m a Classical Liberal or as some would call a Libertarian politically and an ardent defender of the free Read more about Libertarianism: Classical Liberalism Introduction[…]