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Man Jailed for Paperwork
Man Jailed for Paperwork

Former orchid importer George Norris on being sent to prison for missing paperwork for his business.

Spontaneous Order: Do We Really Need a Plan?
Spontaneous Order: Do We Really Need a Plan?

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 involved? This segment looks at the economics of spontaneous order.

Disaster Relief: Who Does it Better?
Disaster Relief: Who Does it Better?

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 relief.

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

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 Reserve.

Foreigners Are Our Friends
Foreigners Are Our Friends

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONIn this Economics Made Easy video from our friends at Learn Liberty, Professor Bryan Caplan talks about "anti-foreign bias," and points out that most economists don't share these concerns. Professional economists think trade and immigration benefit...

Entrepreneurs: Doing Good by Doing Well
Entrepreneurs: Doing Good by Doing Well

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 questions.

Free Market Medicine
Free Market Medicine

Stossel special correspondent Kennedy on the benefits of medicine without the insurance companies.

I, Pencil
I, Pencil

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 incentives and market prices.

Is Price Gouging Bad?
Is Price Gouging Bad?

Independent Institute Research Fellow Art Carden on the economics behind price gouging.

Job Creation Gone Wrong
Job Creation Gone Wrong

Who creates jobs? And who creates jobs the best? Can the government help, or do government attempts to create jobs lead to inefficiencies and waste? Do government regulations help or hinder job creation? This segment looks at job creation and the role of government.

Income Disparity: Should Equality Be the Goal?
Income Disparity: Should Equality Be the Goal?

What is the problem with some people having more money than others? Would it be better if everyone had the same? What if we could make sure everyone earned the same amount of money as everyone else? What would happen then? This segment looks at income disparity in America.

Collaboration Leads to Innovation
Collaboration Leads to Innovation

Why has life changed so much over the past few centuries, after remaining relatively the same for hundreds of thousands of years? Why does it seem that changes occur faster now than in the past? How have our lives been affected by innovation? What does the future hold? This segment looks at the reasons for and results of collaboration and innovation.

Immigration
Immigration

Why do people come to America? Isn’t America a cesspool of crass commercialism and greedy, materialistic people? What’s so great about America that while we criticize it and try to change it, millions of immigrants struggle to come here? This segment looks at the pursuit of happiness in America.

Stossel’s Currency Conundrum
Stossel’s Currency Conundrum

Former Federal Reserve Economist David Barker discusses whether Americans should be able to print their own currency.

Artists Against Capitalism
Artists Against Capitalism

Radio host Lisa Kennedy and TV critic Glenn Garvin break down why musicians enjoy bashing the free market.

Does America Need Energy Independence?
Does America Need Energy Independence?

Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney and the Cato Institute’s Jerry Taylor on the link between oil prices, energy independence and national security.

Energy Independence: Fact vs. Fiction
Energy Independence: Fact vs. Fiction

The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce and the Cato Institute’s Jerry Taylor argue the energy independence isn’t necessary because of the global nature of the oil market.

True Job Creators
True Job Creators

Members of the “Job Creators Alliance” discuss how their companies have created jobs and helped boost small businesses in the U.S.

Taking Parks Corporate
Taking Parks Corporate

Redevelopment consultant Dan Biederman and Shirley Kressel of the Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods debate whether private funding is the way to save America’s parks.

Forbes: Create 17% Flat Tax
Forbes: Create 17% Flat Tax

Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes argues we should impose a 17% flat tax to create a prosperous economy.

Bison Saved by Private Ownership
Bison Saved by Private Ownership

Property and Environment Research Center’s Brian Yablonski on how private ownership helped prevent the extinction of bison.

Defending the Undefendable
Defending the Undefendable

The Cato Institute’s David Boaz and Reason Magazine’s Nick Gillespie discuss the benefits of child labor, insider trading and organ sales.

Does History Need to Be Re-written?
Does History Need to Be Re-written?

Thomas E. Woods Jr., author of "33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask," and Reason Magazine Writer Damon Root on the myths in American history.

Privatizing Roads
Privatizing Roads

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on how his state successfully privatized a toll road that had been losing money.