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Private Parks
Private Parks

When we think of parks, we probably think of public parks, government owned, managed, and maintained. But are all public parks managed and maintained by the government? It seems as though some aren’t maintained at all. This segment looks at the role entrepreneurs can play in public parks.

Inequality & Trade
Inequality & Trade

Do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Does trade with other countries hurt us? Should we produce everything on our own? This segment looks at income, jobs, and trade.

Elijah McCoy
Elijah McCoy

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWho 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...

Fake News is Old News
Fake News is Old News

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONThe 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...

Everything
Everything

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat 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...

Economics Made the World Great
Economics Made the World Great

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONIs 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...

The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity
The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONThe 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...

Private Frontier: Space
Private Frontier: Space

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONSpace, the final frontier. Are voyages to explore strange new worlds—to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before—best left to government to fund with our tax dollars or should these efforts be conducted by the...

Permissionless Society
Permissionless Society

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat would life be like for us today if people didn’t innovate? How different would life be if innovators needed government’s permission to innovate? Would that permission be based on politics? Would it be based on what politicians think is best for...

Why Politicians Don’t Cut Spending
Why Politicians Don’t Cut Spending

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONProf. Ben Powell explains why politicians don't cut spending, as a general rule. Using public choice economics, or the economics of politics, he shows how the political system naturally leads to overspending.Download Teacher's GuideEnjoy this Video?...

Death by Socialism
Death by Socialism

Socialism is often seen as just another economic system, perhaps a more fair system, where people are more equal. But is it really just another economic system? Is it really more fair? This segment looks at socialism and the consequences of socialism on a country and its people.

Venezuela vs. Chile
Venezuela vs. Chile

Does capitalism “suck”? Does socialism work better? Why do so many people support socialism? This segment looks at the effects of socialism in Venezuela and contrasts it to Chile, considered one of South America’s most prosperous countries.

Robots & Driverless Cars
Robots & Driverless Cars

Are robots and self-driving cars the way of the future? Will robots take people’s jobs? Will we really be able to relax as the car does the work? Is that safe? Will there be any jobs left to go to anyway? This segment looks at the development, use, and impact of robots and self-driving cars.

YouTube: Now We’re the Gatekeepers
YouTube: Now We’re the Gatekeepers

How are technological innovations changing the way we find talent? How does it affect the way people earn money? This segment looks at the way YouTube has changed the way performers are discovered and paid.

Eye Test Innovators
Eye Test Innovators

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONJohn Stossel got an eyeglass prescription over the internet. Should that be illegal?Download Teacher's Guide

What Should We Do About Climate Change?
What Should We Do About Climate Change?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONIs Trump pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement good? John interviews someone from each side of the debate to spread some light on the issue.

Socialism in Venezuela
Socialism in Venezuela

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONSocialism is often seen as just another economic system, perhaps a more fair system, where people are more equal. But is it really just another economic system? Is it really more fair? This segment looks at socialism and the consequences of socialism...

A debate about Trump’s economic promises
A debate about Trump’s economic promises

Democratic political strategist Jessica Tarlov, Turning Point USA Founder and Executive Director Charlie Kirk and CATO Institute Executive Vice President David Boaz discuss how Donald Trump plans to help the economy and build a wall.

High Speed Rails a Waste of Money
High Speed Rails a Waste of Money

Author Randal O’Toole and Seastanding Institute Founder Patri Friedman discuss why the president is wasting his time with high-speed rail and give their ideas to save the economy.

Man Jailed for Paperwork
Man Jailed for Paperwork

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

ADA Protecting the Disabled
ADA Protecting the Disabled

Author Greg Perry and Curt Decker of the National Disability Rights Network debate whether the ADA is a necessary organization.

How to Become an Informed Voter
How to Become an Informed Voter

Headcount Executive Director Andy Bernstein and Reason Magazine Senior Editor Michael Moynihan on the lack of political knowledge of voters.

Government Drone Restrictions Too Strict?
Government Drone Restrictions Too Strict?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONAuthor Adam Thierer on government’s restriction on drone use.Enjoy this video? You can access many more resources like quizzes, teacher's guides, and free DVDs when you register! It will take you less than two minutes, and best of all: it's FREE!

One Nation Under Arrest
One Nation Under Arrest

Heritage Foundation’s Brian Walsh argues vagueness in our laws makes people criminals without even knowing it.

Does ADA Promote Discrimination?
Does ADA Promote Discrimination?

Katherine-Mangu Ward of Reason Magazine and Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, N.J., discuss the overextension of the ADA.

Rediscovering the Constitution
Rediscovering the Constitution

Constituting America’s Janine Turner and Let Freedom Ring’s Colin Hanna on the need for Americans to read and appreciate the Constitution.

Why is America Rich?
Why is America Rich?

Cato Institute policy analyst Sallie James and Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill on why America is so prosperous.

Monks Can’t Sell Caskets
Monks Can’t Sell Caskets

Louisiana Funeral Directors Assn.’s David Tatman and economist Donald Boudreaux on laws restricting the Monks of St. Joseph Abbey’s business.

Dollar Vans Hurt Mass Transit?
Dollar Vans Hurt Mass Transit?

John Samuelson and Hector Ricketts debate on whether mass transit would lose government funds due to competition by dollar van companies.

Che Guevara: Why So Popular?
Che Guevara: Why So Popular?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat do you know about Che Guevara? Do you own a Che t-shirt? Do you cringe when you see someone wearing one? This segment looks at Che, his deeds, and his reputation.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)

Pseudo-Consensus: Squashing the Global Warming Debate
Pseudo-Consensus: Squashing the Global Warming Debate

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONHas the earth warmed? Have we caused it? Does it matter? Is there really a looming crisis or is this much ado about nothing? And what happens to people who disagree? This segment looks at the way the global warming debate is playing out.Download...

The Energy Debate: A Case for Fossil Fuels
The Energy Debate: A Case for Fossil Fuels

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat are fossil fuels? Why do so many people dislike them? Are they bad for us? Are they bad for the environment? What are the alternatives? This segment looks at the debate over fossil fuels.Download Teacher's Guide