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July 7, 2014 Video Collection

Rational Optimism about Planet Earth

Matt Ridley says that likely scenarios in which humans contribute more to climate change (according to the IPCC) are the same ones in which incomes grow more slowly.

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May 19, 2014 Video Collection

The End of the Road

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June 30, 2001 Video Collection

Resisting the Growth of Governments

In this video from a 2001 Cercle Bastiat meeting, Boudreaux speaks about the nature of government. He says that even in the face of public choice-type of environment that is constantly pushing the state to grow, ideas do matter and can constrain what the state can do.

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March 25, 1982 Video Collection

The Failure of Central Planning

Don Lavoie was an adjunct scholar at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and an economic scholar at the Cato Institute.

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June 1, 1983 Video Collection

The World at War

Ralph Raico is a specialist in European classical liberalism and Austrian Economics. He learned economics under Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Friedrich Hayek, and is professor emeritus of history at Buffalo State College. Raico was also the founder of the New Individualist Review.

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July 27, 1985 Video Collection

Mapping the Ethical Minefield

David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute, and has played a key role in both the Institute’s development and the growth of the American libertarian movement at large.

David D. Friedman is an economist, professor, political philosopher, and the author of many books including The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, wherein he lays the groundwork for a society based exclusively on voluntary transactions.

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January 15, 1985 Video Collection

Why Does Big Business Love Big Government?

G. William Domhoff is a research professor in psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Who Rules America? (1967), Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A Study in Ruling-Class Cohesiveness (1974), and other books.

A prolific author and Austrian economist, Murray Rothbard promoted a form of free market anarchism he called “anarcho-capitalism.”

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