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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.

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!

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.

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.

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)To download this video or the...

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 GuideTo download this video or the...

Propaganda: Environmental Fear Mongering
Propaganda: Environmental Fear Mongering

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhy do some movies seem to go beyond entertainment and include scary messages for children? Can there be a rational environmental debate or does it need to be filled with propaganda and hype? This segment looks at the tactics some use to convince...

Finding Freedom: Escape from North Korea
Finding Freedom: Escape from North Korea

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat is freedom? How important is freedom to you? People use the word freedom differently, but when we look at North Korea, there is little disagreement that the citizens are not free. This segment looks at one person’s escape from North...

Threats to Free Speech: Silencing Political Opponents
Threats to Free Speech: Silencing Political Opponents

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat happens when government officials use their power to try to silence their enemies? Where does campaign finance reform begin and our free speech end? This segment looks at one attempt by political insiders to silence their opponents.Download...

Threats to Free Speech: Censorship on Campus
Threats to Free Speech: Censorship on Campus

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhat is going on at colleges across America? These institutions of higher education were once bastions of free speech, where different views and ideas could be discussed openly. Now, many students want to silence those with whom they disagree by...

Capitalism: Why So Unpopular?
Capitalism: Why So Unpopular?

News reports, articles, and websites tell us of the waning belief in capitalism. What do you think about capitalism? Is capitalism evil? Or has it lifted billions of people out of poverty? This segment looks at capitalism.

Essay Contest and Video Contest
Essay Contest and Video Contest

Meet our 2016 Essay Contest winners, and learn more about our annual contests, including a new Video Contest for the 2016-2017 school year.

Threats to Free Speech: Islamic Extremism
Threats to Free Speech: Islamic Extremism

Should people be stopped from offending each other? From criticizing each other’s views, religion, even race? Should the government protect us from offensive speech, or protect offensive speakers? Should people be afraid to speak openly if what they say offends others? This segment looks at the threats to free speech from Islamic extremists.

Think Your Privacy Is Threatened?
Think Your Privacy Is Threatened?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONChina is starting a "social credit system.” The state will monitor social media and web use to make it "hard for the discredited to take a single step." Will it come to America? Has it, already? Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To...

Economic lessons of 2015
Economic lessons of 2015

Katherine Mangu Ward of Reason Magazine, Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute, and Fox contributor Deneen Borelli discuss the biggest economic lessons learned in 2015.

Technological Innovation: Do Rules Stifle Growth?
Technological Innovation: Do Rules Stifle Growth?

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 just leave entrepreneurs alone to develop products and services? This segment looks at technological innovation and government rules.

Delayed Gratification: Can It Lead to Future Success?
Delayed Gratification: Can It Lead to Future Success?

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 fostering successful traits in their children.

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.

Following Orders: Does That Remove Your Responsibility?
Following Orders: Does That Remove Your Responsibility?

Do you always do what you’re told? Should you? Does doing what you’re told absolve you of responsibility for the consequences of your actions? This segment looks at the Milgram experiment on obedience to authority and our willingness to follow orders.

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.

Crowdfunding: Can Entrepreneurs Go Straight to Consumers?
Crowdfunding: Can Entrepreneurs Go Straight to Consumers?

What if you want to create a product or service but don’t have the money? What can you do? You can borrow from a bank perhaps. Or you can crowdfund. What is crowdfunding? How does it work? Does it do any good? This segment looks at the benefits of crowdfunding.