Technological Innovation: Do Rules Stifle Growth?

Technological Innovation: Do Rules Stifle Growth?

Video Description   What conditions encourage innovation? What discourages innovation? Do governments help, or do they increase the time and cost of developing new products? Should businesses really have to protect themselves by lobbying, or should the government...
Delayed Gratification: Can It Lead to Future Success?

Delayed Gratification: Can It Lead to Future Success?

Video Description   What does it mean to “delay gratification”? What does a child’s ability or willingness to delay gratification indicate? Is this something that can be taught? Should it be? This segment looks at one role parents can play in...
Spontaneous Order: Do We Really Need a Plan?

Spontaneous Order: Do We Really Need a Plan?

Video Description   What is spontaneous order? How is it that without government direction, food is available in stores, cars are manufactured, information is available on the Internet, and people can get medical care? And what happens when government gets...
Disaster Relief: Who Does it Better?

Disaster Relief: Who Does it Better?

Video Description   Who should help victims of natural disasters? Should citizens voluntarily help? Should government? Who is better at it? This segment looks at the role government and charity-based organizations play in providing disaster...
The Fed: Can It Be Trusted to Manage Our Money?

The Fed: Can It Be Trusted to Manage Our Money?

Video Description   What is the Fed? Okay, it’s the Federal Reserve. But what is that? What does it do? What is its role? How does the Fed affect us and our money? This segment looks at the origins and impact of the Federal...
Tough To Get a Lyft: Regulating Your Ride?

Tough To Get a Lyft: Regulating Your Ride?

Video Description   Should people be allowed to compete against existing cab companies? Should passengers get to choose who drives them? What about the safety of passengers? Should the government protect people by regulating cab and other car services? What other...
Protecting Endangered Species: A Good Idea Gone Wild?

Protecting Endangered Species: A Good Idea Gone Wild?

Video Description   What is the best way to protect endangered species? How can we ensure the survival of species and ensure that people’s property rights are not taken away? Should the government attempt to regulate land when the endangered species...
Moving Companies: Who Chooses Who Moves Our Stuff?

Moving Companies: Who Chooses Who Moves Our Stuff?

Video Description   Should businesses need permission from other businesses to compete? Should the government help established businesses keep out competition? Is uncontrolled competition too chaotic and disruptive? Do we need the government to control...
Overregulation: When Are There Enough Rules?

Overregulation: When Are There Enough Rules?

Video Description   Why are there so many rules for us to follow? Why do governments seem to churn out more rules every day? When are there enough rules? Do more laws mean less freedom? This segment looks at some regulations and how they impact...
War on Women: Fact or Fable?

War on Women: Fact or Fable?

Video Description   Do women make less than men? Do employers discriminate against women by paying them less? This lesson focuses on the controversy surrounding the wage gap between men and...
Recycle Smarter Than a Third Grader

Recycle Smarter Than a Third Grader

Video Description   Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! All right? Maybe or maybe not, says scholar Daniel K. Benjamin. Making a new tissue out of a used one wastes resources, hardly a benefit the environment. Melting and casting aluminum cans, though, saves resources and...
Kronies: They’re Konnected

Kronies: They’re Konnected

Video Description   The Kronies are in action… Mandating, Tarrify-ing, Inflating, and Boondoggling their way to profits powered by their special konnection to the G-Force. Watch Big-G and his team stomp out...
Taxi Licensing: Are We Being Taken for a Ride?

Taxi Licensing: Are We Being Taken for a Ride?

Video Description   Should people need government permission to work? Do unregulated businesses cause chaos? Should taxicabs be approved by government and their owners required to purchase medallions? This segment looks at both sides of the taxi regulation...
The Fracking Debate

The Fracking Debate

Video Description   What is fracking? What does it do? How does it affect us? Should we celebrate it because it might reduce our oil consumption or condemn it because it might put our drinking water at risk? Who should we believe when some people tell us fracking...
High Speed Rail: Boondocks & Boondoggles

High Speed Rail: Boondocks & Boondoggles

Video Description   How should we improve mass transportation? Are newer and faster trains the answer? Why do so many people presume it’s government’s job to improve mass transportation? Is there a place for entrepreneurs and businesses to help? This...
College Tuition and Campus Luxuries

College Tuition and Campus Luxuries

Video Description   Why have colleges gotten so expensive? Has the money gone to improve education? Has the government forsaken our children? This segment looks at the rising cost of a college...
The Psychology Behind Political Campaigns

The Psychology Behind Political Campaigns

Video Description   Why do we favor one candidate over another? Is it because we look at the issues and choose our candidate accordingly? Or is it because we look at the candidates? And how do candidates and their campaigns react to the way we choose? This...
Product Liability Lawsuits: Who Gets Burned?

Product Liability Lawsuits: Who Gets Burned?

Video Description   Are we safer today because of lawsuits? Should companies that produce dangerous products be immune from lawsuits? What exactly is a dangerous product? Should manufacturers be sued when something goes wrong? What responsibilities do product...
Entrepreneurs: Doing Good by Doing Well

Entrepreneurs: Doing Good by Doing Well

Video Description   What good do entrepreneurs do? Is it creating jobs? Is it the charity they do with the money they’ve made? Do successful entrepreneurs have an obligation to give back? This segment attempts to answer those very...
I, Pencil

I, Pencil

Video Description   For more than half a century, Leonard Read’s classic story has opened eyes and changed minds by the hundreds of thousands, revealing the wondrous achievements of individuals whose contributions are coordinated by nothing more than...
Censorship at College: Politeness Gone Wrong

Censorship at College: Politeness Gone Wrong

Video Description   Is college really a bastion of free speech, a marketplace of ideas, where views can be discussed in an atmosphere of openness? Are some cultural, economic, and political views more acceptable on campus than others? Who decides? Should only one...
Innovation: Private vs. Public

Innovation: Private vs. Public

Video Description   Can politics and politicians solve all our problems? Is government more effective than private enterprise? Can’t we count on the entrepreneurial spirit to innovate and to develop solutions to the problems we face? This segment looks at...