Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 2: Milton Friedman and the Chicago School

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 2: Milton Friedman and the Chicago School

Now I want to look at Milton Friedman and the Chicago school. Milton Friedman, of course, the famous former president of the American Economic Association, Nobel Prize winner, wrote best-selling books, Capitalism and Freedom and Free to Choose, the latter of which was turned into a popular television series. They approach the question by using Read more about Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 2: Milton Friedman and the Chicago School[…]

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 6: Anarcho-Capitalism

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 6: Anarcho-Capitalism

So now we’re going to look at Murray Rothbard, David Friedman, and anarcho-capitalism. Murray Rothbard, famous for lots of things but particularly his book For a New Liberty. David Friedman, who’s Milton Friedman’s son, wrote a book called The Machinery of Freedom. As far as the first thing to say is that when people hear Read more about Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 6: Anarcho-Capitalism[…]

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 3: Public Choice

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 3: Public Choice

So letís look at James Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, and the public choice school. James Buchanan, a Nobel Prize winner. Buchanan and Tullock wrote a lot of works together, probably the most famous one is The Limits of Liberty. Their approach to the question, how do we decide what the role of government, is they look Read more about Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 3: Public Choice[…]

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 7: Conclusion: What’s Your View?

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 7: Conclusion: What’s Your View?

So what’s your view about what the role of government should be? What’s your criteria for deciding what you think government should do? What’s your methodology? What’s your philosophy for making that broad goal? Why do you think government should be limited? Do you think it should be limited because of the consequences of government Read more about Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 7: Conclusion: What’s Your View?[…]

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 1: Introduction

Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 1: Introduction

So what I want to look at today is: What is the proper role of government? What should governments do, and what should they not do? Classical liberals all agree that government should be limited, but they disagree about how they get to that conclusion. And it’s those differences that I really want to look Read more about Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 1: Introduction[…]

Weekly Torah Portion: Noach

Weekly Torah Portion: Noach

Shalom. This week’s Torah portion is parashat Noach, the second Torah portion in the book of B’reishieth, Genesis. The portion of B’reishieth detailed the creation of the world and Adam and Chava’s brief stay in the Garden of Eden, their expulsion, Cain’s murder of Abel…we learned of the first ten generations of humanity, all of Read more about Weekly Torah Portion: Noach[…]

So you want to be an architect – Part 4

So you want to be an architect – Part 4

Hi. Im Doug Patt and this is So you want to be an architect, Part 4. What does an architect use? Aside from the wide variety of items an architect uses to physically create the drawings, specifications, models, and paperwork necessary to make buildings the architect uses elements of style to create buildings. Narrowed from Read more about So you want to be an architect – Part 4[…]

Caveman Blogger Fights for Free Speech and Internet Freedom

Caveman Blogger Fights for Free Speech and Internet Freedom

This is the story of a caveman, defending the first amendment, and Internet freedom. Steve Cooksey was an obese, junkfood scarfing, couch potato. He nearly died. Was rushed to intensive care, and diagnosed with type two diabetes. Steve decided to go forward by leaping back in time. He adopted the diet of our paleolific ancestors. Read more about Caveman Blogger Fights for Free Speech and Internet Freedom[…]

Property, Freedom and Society | Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Property, Freedom and Society | Hans-Hermann Hoppe

pants Herman hapa of course a pleasure to have you here thank you so much for coming your opening lecture this that the message university was intriguing because you went through some personal biography that I don’t think is well-known it seems as if you were you began on the left really not just as Read more about Property, Freedom and Society | Hans-Hermann Hoppe[…]

Robert Solow, Suzanne Berger, Joshua Cohen, Kenneth Arrow at MIT – SHASS 50th Anniv. Colloquium 2000

Robert Solow, Suzanne Berger, Joshua Cohen, Kenneth Arrow at MIT – SHASS 50th Anniv. Colloquium 2000

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOSHUA COHEN: I think we can get started. I’d like to welcome you all to this last session of this two-day colloquium– just to make sure you’re in the right room– this is the 50th anniversary celebration session for. And our question for this final session is, is capitalism good for democracy? Or Read more about Robert Solow, Suzanne Berger, Joshua Cohen, Kenneth Arrow at MIT – SHASS 50th Anniv. Colloquium 2000[…]