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on Oct 3, 1977

Milton Friedman: What is America?

Milton Friedman talks about the origins of progress, modernization, wealth and the “miracle of America.”

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on Dec 4, 1983

Antitrust and Politics as a Process

Public choice economist James M. Buchanan speaks about antitrust rules and politics as a predictable, incentive-driven process in this 1983 video.

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in 1981

State Education and the 19th Century Voluntaryist Movement

George H. Smith was formerly Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Humane Studies, a lecturer on American History for Cato Summer Seminars, and Executive Editor of Knowledge Products. He authors a weekly essay series, Excursions, at Libertarianism.org.

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in 1982

Six Stages of the Libertarian Movement

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

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in 1991

The Nature and Role of Government in a Free Society

Gene Burns is a talk radio host and ran for the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party in 1984. In this lecture, given at a Libertarian Party of California event in 1991, Burns speaks about generally about the nature of government and the attitude of Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers when they drafted the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

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in 1991

Do We Need to Go to War for Oil?

David R. Henderson is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

In this video from a 1991 conference in Monterey, Henderson speaks about the then-ongoing Gulf War, which George H. W. Bush once described as a “war for oil.” Henderson asks whether America would ever conceivably need to go to war to secure oil supplies from the influence of rogue states and also speaks briefly on the effects of CAFE and other mileage standards on automobile manufacturers and U.S. drivers.

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