2018 DVD Overview
This FREE 79-minute DVD, includes eight segments from John Stossel television programs, chosen and edited specifically for the classroom, plus 6 bonus segments provided by our friends at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Marginal Revolution University, the Mercatus Center, the Institute for Justice, and Learn Liberty.
We also provide you with a FREE Teacher Guide (English and Spanish) with suggested lesson plans, discussion topics, worksheets, and activities!
The last 200-300 years has seen astonishing growth in prosperity. Don Boudreaux calls it "one of the greatest events of humankind." But how did that happen? Was it simply a series of events that would have taken place no matter what, or was there something more to it? The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity shows how life has changed for humans and introduces the causes of that change.
Is life today bad? Or is it awesome? Why? What about life today is an improvement from the past? Economics Made the World Great shows changes that have taken place in the past three centuries and changes that are taking place today that have made the world better. Can it be better still?
What would you do to save your child's life? Where do you draw the line? Would you break the law? What if the law wasn't protecting anyone? Everything is a thought-provoking film that shows the dilemma faced by a mother who comes up against federal law while in search of a bone marrow transplant for her daughter.
Why do politicians never seem to reduce spending? With federal debt at $20 billion, nearly $62,000 per citizen, why does federal spending continue to increase? Why Politicians Don't Cut Spending explains the concept of concentrated benefits and dispersed costs, which favors recipients of government payouts at the expense of the average taxpayer.
The term "fake news" has been in the news a lot the past few years. What does it mean? Is it really fake or does it just present a side to a story that some people don't agree with? Fake News is Old News presents a historical view of reporting that puts "fake news" in perspective.
Who was Elijah McCoy? What did he do? This video takes a look at the importance of perseverance and innovation, by highlighting Elijah McCoy, whose life and accomplishments can be fine examples for all our students. He is, it is said, the Real McCoy.