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Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty and Economy | Robert Higgs
 
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Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute speaks at the Cato Institute about his latest book, “Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy,” a collection of ninety-nine short pieces on a range of subjects including economic analysis, law, politics, and remembrances of colleagues. To buy the book "Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy" http://www.independent.org/store/book... Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for the Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University. More information about Robert Higgs http://www.independent.org/aboutus/pe... The Beacon Blog http://blog.independent.org/ This video was produced by Cato Institute, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE LINKS APP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mygov... FACEBOOK! http://www.facebook.com/independentin... TWITTER! http://twitter.com/independentinst WEBSITE: http://www.independent.org
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Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy
 
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Economist and historian Robert Higgs has advanced our understanding of the causes, means, and effects of government power and the need to deconstruct statism and re-establish institutions that protect and advance liberty, prosperity, and peace. His work has engaged such issues as health care, the environment, law and economics, urban development, race discrimination, agriculture, immigration, war and peace, economic development, government spending and debt, welfare, money and banking, presidential power, civil liberties, the Great Depression, science, unemployment, and far more. View the full event here: http://www.cato.org/events/taking-stand-reflections-life-liberty-economy
Views: 578 The Cato Institute
Economics of Art | Miggs Burroughs | TEDxWestportLibrary
 
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How does one place value on art? What currencies are used in exchange for art? Miggs Burroughs explores the economics of art and the impact of art on the commerce of goods and services. A lifelong resident of Westport, CT, Miggs Burroughs has been creating art and graphic design since he was 20 and his very first painting was accepted into Silvermine’s prestigious Art of the Northeast show. At age 26, he was chosen to design a Commemorative U. S. Postage Stamp. Shortly thereafter he illustrated several covers for TIME Magazine, one of which resides in the Smithsonian Institution. Miggs has designed hundreds of award-winning logos, websites and print material for global companies as well as non-profit organizations. He has recently won acclaim for his work with lenticular imagery, which has been exhibited in several one-man shows and is held in several private collections. Miggs graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University and has taught graphic design at Fairfield University and UCONN. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Reflections on the World Economy
 
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Paul Volcker, Chairman, Board of Trustees, The Group of Thirty.
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Reflections on progress: Essays on the global political economy
 
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At a September 12 Brookings Book Club event, author Kemal Derviş shared his insights on the deep economic and political transformations we are witnessing, from the future of globalization to the politics of inequality to the fate of the European Union and other supranational projects. https://www.brookings.edu/events/reflections-on-progress-essays-on-the-global-political-economy/ (transcript available) Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BrookingsInstitution Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Brookings Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrookingsInst Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/brookingsinst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/com/company/the-brookings-institution
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Neftalk | Nepali Economy: Reflections and Potential
 
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Alaina B. Teplitz, US Ambassador to Nepal Ambassador Alaina Teplitz arrived in Nepal in October 2015 and has travelled prolifically throughout the country while sharing her thoughts through op-eds and an active social media presence. She has witnessed a historic period as Nepal transitioned into a Federal Democratic Republic and experienced many economic upheavals. Ambassador Teplitz will reflect on her experience during her tenure in Nepal and share her thoughts on learning, challenges and potential.
Fortune-teller: Reflections on the Future of Arts, Education and Economy in the Middle East
 
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Fortune-teller: Reflections on the Future of Arts, Education and Economy in the Middle East April 7, 2010 What does the future hold? Speculations on the political, economic and social future of the Middle East are common in many spheres. Political economists Kiren Aziz Chaudhry and Saskia Sassen join Mishaal Al Gergawi, curator and critic, for an informed discussion, building on each other's perspectives to propose potential directions for regional developments with implications for arts and education internationally. Mishaal El Gergawi The Dubai Arts and Culture Authority Kiren Aziz Chaudhry Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley Saskia Sassen Robert S.Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of upcoming NYU Abu Dhabi Institute events: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/abu-dhabi-events/mailing-list.html To view our past events and videos, click here: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/abu-dhabi-events/archived-abu-dhabi-events.html Follow NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NYU-Abu-Dhabi-Institute/167869253250085 Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUADInstitute Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyuadinstitute/ Follow NYU Abu Dhabi on social media: Visit our website: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYUAD Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUAbuDhabi Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyuabudhabi
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Jeff Deist: The Single Greatest Economic Myth
 
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Recorded at "Contra Krugman: The Economic Myths of the 2016 Election": the Mises Circle at Seattle's historic Town Hall, on 21 May 2016. Presidential candidates promise everything from living wages to free health care and college. Proposals about how to run whole segments of the economy are made with a straight face. The most tired and hackneyed ideas about income equality, corporate greed, creating jobs, and paying one's fair share of taxes are trotted out. And millions of voters apparently believe it all, falling for the same promises of free stuff and prosperity from Washington. How do political candidates get away with this nonsense, year after year and election after election? More importantly, what can we do as individuals to fight the entrenched economic illiteracy that keeps politicians in business? Full talk, licenced under creative common: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6KQY5gbEAM --- If you like the content, subscribe!
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Reflections on China - the economy
 
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In the second part of a special iCast series Reflections on China, considering the relationship of China with the rest of the world, Professor Simon Collinson, of Warwick Business School, looks at whether China's rapid economic expansion will lead to market domination.
Views: 934 WarwickICAST
"Ten Years On: Reflections on the Economic and Political Legacy of the Financial Crisis for Europe"
 
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Featuring Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation, and Customs. In conversation with Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History & Director of the European Institute. This was a public event held at Columbia University on September 25, 2018. This event was sponsored by the European Institute and the Maison Française, and was made possible thanks to the support of the European Union.
Views: 117 European Institute
Econ 1.6- Economic Systems: Why is Communist China doing so well?
 
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My thoughts and reflections after visiting Xiamen, China in March 2014. Please note that this is not designed to be a comprehensive overview of the Chinese economic system. Many important facts were omitted. Most of the communist policies in the mid-1900s ended in disaster. The creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and freer markets in 1979 significantly improved China's economy. Although run by the Communist Party, today's China is definitely a mixed economy. Like I said in the video, don't assume that everything is perfect. Civil liberties are lacking and there are still misguided government polices. The most obvious is the growing housing bubble. I'm not sure where China will go in the future, but moving toward freer markets is a step in the right direction. Central planning was getting them nowhere.
Views: 163002 Jacob Clifford
Reflections on the CNN Debate on the Global Economy
 
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What is the general medium term outlook for the global economy? CIGI Senior Fellow James M. Boughton speaks on economic growth following the October 9th, 2014 CNN Debate on the Global Economy which took place in Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Photo by Ryan Rayburn/IMF
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon on trade war, markets and global economy
 
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CNBC's Becky Quick interviews J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon about the state of the global economy, the U.S.-China trade war, and the impact the Fed's rate hikes have on the market. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC
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Paul Krugman vs. George Soros: Debate on Capitalism, Globalization of the Economy (1997)
 
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Economic globalization is the increasing economic interdependence of national economies across the world through a rapid increase in cross-border movement of goods, service, technology, and capital. More on Soros: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=687ceed01ce30d3501d2f25764c3220b&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=books&keywords=soros Whereas globalization is centered around the rapid development of science and technology and increasing cross-border division of labor, economic globalization is propelled by the rapid growing significance of information in all types of productive activities and marketization, and the advance of science and technologies. Depending on the paradigm, economic globalization can be viewed as either a positive or a negative phenomenon. Economic globalization comprises the globalization of production, markets, competition, technology, and corporations and industries. While economic globalization has been occurring for the last several hundred years (since the emergence of trans-national trade), it has begun to occur at an increased rate over the last 20--30 years under the framework of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and World Trade Organization which made countries to gradually cut down trade barriers and open up their current accounts and capital accounts.[3] This recent boom has been largely accounted by developed economies integrating with less developed economies, by means of foreign direct investment, the reduction of trade barriers, and in many cases cross border immigration. It can be argued that economic globalization may or may not be an irreversible trend. There are several significant effects of economic globalization. There is statistical evidence for positive financial effects as well as proposals that there is a power imbalance between developing and developed countries in the global economy. Furthermore, economic globalization has an impact on world cultures. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has proposed an agenda to support conditions for developing countries to improve their standing in the global economy.[20] Economists have theories on how to combat the disadvantages faced by developing countries. However, the advantaged countries continue to control the economic agenda. In order to rectify the social injustice dilemma, international economic institutions (such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund) must give voice to developing countries.[21] A solution is to issue global rules that protect developing countries. It is still difficult for leaders of developing nations to influence these global rules.[22] In his article, Gao Shangquan elaborates this point saying that economic globalization has in fact expanded rather than reduced the gap between the North and South. He is referring to some UN report in 1999, in order to show that the number of developing countries that have benefited from economic globalization is smaller than 20, that the average trade deficit of developing countries in 1990's increased by 3% as compared with that in 1970s, and that over 80% of the capital is flowing among US, Western European and East Asian countries.[23] The influx of international corporations not only brings positive advantages regarding global financial transactions. Some may emphasize that the multinational corporations may raise education levels as well as the financial health in developing countries, but that only applies to the long term effects of economic globalization. In the short term, poor countries will become poorer and unemployment rates may soar. Automation in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors always follows the appearance of multinational corporations. This lessens the need for unskilled and uneducated workers thus raising unemployment levels. Also, in the developing countries where this phenomenon occurs, infrastructure to re educate these unskilled workers are not properly established which means a redirection of the government's focus from social services to education. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_globalization
Views: 40609 The Film Archives
George Gilder on knowledge, power, and the economy
 
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This week on Uncommon Knowledge, author George Gilder discusses his conception of knowledge, power, and the economy, as described in his latest book, Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World. He argues that a low entropy, or predictable and stable, carrier is required for the emergence of knowledge -- whether it be a fiber optic cable and communication, or a social system governed by the rule of law and economic innovation. Such a social system is not spontaneous, but rather developed through sacrifice and a religious order.
Views: 28581 HooverInstitution
How Nash Equilibrium Changed Economics | FT World
 
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►Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs John Nash, the US mathematician who has died at 86, is hailed with putting game theory at the heart of economics. Ferdinando Giugliano explains why his work is so important and how the Nash equilibrium theory works. ► FT Wealth: http://bit.ly/1e3996C ► FT Global Economy: http://bit.ly/1J5mmqH ► Will Europe Copy US Share Buyback Craze? http://bit.ly/1GqS93e
Views: 47598 Financial Times
Timothy Geithner & Henry Paulson: "Reflections on Financial Crises"
 
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A conversation between Timothy Geithner, former US Treasury Secretary (2009-2013), and Henry Paulson, chairman of The Paulson Institute and former US Treasury Secretary (2006-2009). Introduction and Q&A by Michael H. Moskow, vice chairman and senior fellow The Chicago Council and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Reflections On The Federal Reserve  And Its Place In Today's Economy, Part 1
 
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Chairman Ben S. Bernanke delivers a four-part lecture series about the Federal Reserve and the financial crisis that emerged in 2007.
An Introduction to Mahbub Ul Haq's Reflections of Human Development - A Macat Economics Analysis
 
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Economic development should put more focus on understanding the complex socioeconomic needs of human beings, rather than fixating on measures of national wealth and economic growth. Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Mahbub ul Haq’s Reflections on Human Development, one of the most important economics books ever written. Macat’s videos give you an overview of the ideas you should know, explained in a way that helps you think smarter. Through exploration of the humanities, we learn how to think critically and creatively, to reason, and to ask the right questions. Critical thinking is about to become one of the most in-demand set of skills in the global jobs market.* Are you ready? Learn to plan more efficiently, tackle risks or problems more effectively, and make quicker, more informed and more creative decisions with Macat’s suite of resources designed to develop this essential set of skills. Our experts have already compiled the 180 books you feel you should know—but will never have time to read—and explained them in a way that helps you think smarter. Dip in and learn in 3 minutes or 10 minutes a day, or dive in for 3 hours, wherever you are on whatever device you have. Get your journey started into the great books for free: www.macat.com Get a report on your critical thinking skills at no cost: www.macat.com/ct-study Find out more about critical thinking: www.macat.com/blog/what-is-critical-thinking *Source: WEF report Jan 2016 – “The Future of Jobs report”
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What if the common good was the goal of the economy? | Christian Felber | TEDxVienna
 
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The Economy for the Common Good is a widely demanded alternative to the – inhumane, instable and unsustainable – ruling economic model. It is post-dualistic, overcomes both capitalism and socialism, and is based on the values that make human relationships flourish: empathy, dignity, solidarity, cooperation, justice, and sustainability. It is received enthusiastically worldwide, and more and more people, companies, universities and governments are joining the movement. Join us, too! More information on http://www.tedxvienna.at Christian Felber rocks the establishment with a fresh alternative which changes everything: The Economy for the Common Good. At the age of 42 he has written 15 books but is also a passionate dancer and friend of nature. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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7. Economic Stagnation: Reflections on 25 Years of Lean
 
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7. The Great Stagnation Despite the early progress of lean thinking in government and its growing presence in healthcare, we aren't using its concepts to move the economy into a growth trajectory to escape The Great Stagnation that followed The Great Recession. "Why isn't the public debate on the economy focused on how we can take out waste and create value faster to launch a new economic boom? Why isn't the lean community part of the discussion?" Jim also is asked if a lean thinker should run for president. Jim Womack gives his explanation in this video and in additional detail in Gemba Walks, second edition: http://www.lean.org/Bookstore/ProductDetails.cfm?SelectedProductId=376&utm_source=YOUTUBE&utm_medium=VIDEO7&utm_term=STAGNATION&utm_campaign=GEMBAWALKS2
2008 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy - Reflections on the World Economy
 
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SPEAKER : Mr Paul Volcker, Chairman, Board of Trustees, The Group of Thirty SYNOPSIS : DATE : TIME : ORGANISER :
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Pictures from an Economist's Exhibition Reflections on the Global and Turkish Economy
 
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Title: “Pictures from an Economist's Exhibition: Reflections on the Global and Turkish Economy” Speaker: Prof. Dr. Erinç Yeldan Department of Economics, Bilkent University. Place: Art Gallery, Main Campus Library, Bilkent University. Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2015 Time: 12.40-13.30
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Education and Economics - The Chomsky Sessions - (3)
 
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Z Video Productions. February 2010. Interviewer - Michael Albert, co-founder of Z Communications.This is the third session of a 5-part series.
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Reflections of Courage: Women and the economy - Bangladesh - #reflect2protect
 
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SHIRIN AKHTER. from Bangladesh, on Women and the Economy The fifth video of the UN Human Rights Office Campaign to honour women human rights defenders in commemoration of Beijing +20. Ms.Akhter speaks about her work with women garment workers and her efforts to unionize them. She reflects on the importance of the Beijing World Conference on Women for uniting the women of Bangladesh and pushing for women-friendly policies. She emphasizes that more must be done to challenge patriarchy, and to ensure that gender sensitive policies are actually implemented. Join the campaign on Twitter with #reflect2protect
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Sandra Pianalto - Reflections on What Works in Supporting the Economy
 
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Sandra Pianalto President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland CFA Society Pittsburgh and the Economic Club of Pittsburgh The Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA October 8, 2013
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Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
 
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Adam Tooze of Columbia University discusses his book Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World at a launch event at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on October 30, 2018. Tamim Bayoumi, author of Unfinished Business: The Unexplored Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Yet to be Learned, is the discussant. For more information, visit: https://piie.com/events/crashed-how-decade-financial-crises-changed-world
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Reflections on Singapore's General Election 2015
 
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The outcome of the general elections in Singapore was a shock to most observers, who had predicted a far tighter outcome. The unprecedented six seats (out of 87, plus a seventh seat won in a by-election in 2013) won by the Worker's Party in 2011 had led many to herald a "new normal" in Singapore, one which would see greater opposition participation in Parliament to act as a check and balance on the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). During the 2015 election period, the opposition was greeted by rapturous crowds and the ruling party often seemed on the verge of panic. Yet the PAP won decisively, holding on to all their seats, gaining back a seat from the Worker's Party, and increasing their overall vote share by nearly 10%. P.J. Thum, Research Associate at the Center for Global History and Coordinator of Project Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford, who covered the election on behalf of The Online Citizen, will discuss the reasons for this outcome by putting it in the overall context of Singapore history. For more of Dr Thum's work, see www.thehistoryofsingapore.com. Citations: Budget: http://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2015/RevenueandExpenditure.aspx The Online Citizen voter poll: http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/09/pap-top-echelon-reads-the-online-citizen/ Yawning Bread charts and his argument about differentiation among opposition parties: https://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/general-election-2015-looking-back-looking-forward-part-1/ Tharman for PM facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tharmanforpm
Henry Hazlitt: Economics in One Lesson Audio Book
 
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This primer on economic principles brilliantly analyzes the seen and unseen consequences of political and economic actions. In the words of F.A. Hayek, there is "no other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time." ... Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousand fold by a factor that is insignificant in, say, physics, mathematics or medicine—the special pleading of selfish interests. While every group has certain economic interests identical with those of all groups, every group has also, as we shall see, interests antagonistic to those of all other groups. While certain public policies would in the long run benefit everybody, other policies would benefit one group only at the expense of all other groups. The group that would benefit by such policies, having such a direct interest in them, will argue for them plausibly and persistently. It will hire the best buyable minds to devote their whole time to presenting its case. And it will finally either convince the general public that its case is sound, or so befuddle it that clear thinking on the subject becomes next to impossible.
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Scientology's Terrible Economics - When Hubbard Wrote to Reagan
 
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On November 28, 1980, L. Ron Hubbard wrote the following letter to President-Elect Ronald Reagan with ideas about how to boost the economy and national prosperity by abolishing income tax and Social Security. In this video, Jeff Wasel, John P. Capitalist and I go over this letter line by line and analyze just how wrong Hubbard gets it, how woefully inadequate his economic ideas are and why if this advice had been followed, America would have wound up in the toilet. Here is John P Capitalist's blog post on this same subject: http://johnpcapitalist.com/2018/03/hubbard-letter-to-reagan/ SHOP FOR CRITICAL MERCHANDISE http://shop.spreadshirt.com/chrisshelton My book, Scientology: A to Xenu, is available here: Paperback: https://goo.gl/yYIl2t Kindle edition: http://goo.gl/K51ySi Audio edition: http://goo.gl/1yvlYS If you can't or don't want to comment here but have a question you would like to ask me, you can also email me at [email protected] Subscribe to my podcast at http://sensiblyspeaking.com or on iTunes at https://goo.gl/1QDUHS Please consider supporting this channel and helping me to offer more and better content. Patreon: http://patreon.com/chrisshelton Click the blue Support button here: https://goo.gl/vHgSoE Click the PayPal button here: https://goo.gl/A4coS4
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Dmitry Orlov: Trump, Russia and the Economy
 
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Russian-American author Dmitry Orlov discusses the new Trump presidency and what it may mean for the next stage of the Global Financial Crisis and the New Cold War. He also discusses his concerns regarding the threat of GMOs and Russia's recent prohibition on genetically engineered crops, which could lead to a global ban. Dmitry Orlov Website https://cluborlov.blogspot.com About Dmitry Orlov Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American engineer and a writer on subjects related to "potential economic, ecological and political decline and collapse in the United States," something he has called “permanent crisis”. Orlov believes collapse will be the result of huge military budgets, government deficits, an unresponsive political system and declining oil production. Orlov was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and moved to the United States at the age of 12. He has a BS in Computer Engineering and an MA in Applied Linguistics. He was an eyewitness to the collapse of the Soviet Union over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late 1980s and mid-1990s. In 2005 and 2006 Orlov wrote a number of articles comparing the collapse-preparedness of the U.S. and the Soviet Union published on small Peak Oil related sites. Orlov’s article "Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US" was very popular at EnergyBulletin.Net. Orlov’s book Reinventing Collapse:The Soviet Example and American Prospects, published in 2008, further details his views. Discussing the book in 2009, in a piece in The New Yorker, Ben McGrath wrote that Orlov describes "superpower collapse soup" common to both the U.S. and the Soviet Union: “a severe shortfall in the production of crude oil, a worsening foreign-trade deficit, an oversized military budget, and crippling foreign debt.” Orlov told interviewer McGrath that in recent months financial professionals had begun to make up more of his audience, joining "back-to-the-land types," "peak oilers," and those sometimes derisively called “doomers”. In his review of the book, commentator Thom Hartmann writes that Orlov holds that the Soviet Union hit a “soft crash” because of centralized planning in: housing, agriculture, and transportation left an infrastructure private citizens could co-opt so that no one had to pay rent or go homeless and people showed up for work, even when they were not paid. He writes that Orlov believes the U.S. will have a hard crash, more like Germany’s Weimar Republic of the 1920s. Books https://www.amazon.com/Dmitry-Orlov/e/B001JSB23G/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1478903123&sr=8-1
Views: 21476 Geopolitics & Empire
Careers in development economics III
 
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This movie provides my personal reflections on preparing for, entering into, and developing a career in development economics. More information and the handout associated with this seminar is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpdro/teaching.html#economist
Views: 1200 Daniel Rogger
China in the World With Kevin Rudd and Orville Schell
 
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NEW YORK, June 6, 2018 — Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd discusses his new book Not for the Faint Hearted and his personal reflections on China with Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell. (1 hr., 27 min.)
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Insights & Reflections From The Global Happiness Policy Report WGS18
 
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Moderated by Hadley Gamble CNBC News Jeffrey Sachs, Director,Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University John Helliwell, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of British Columbia Martin Seligman Speaker Director & Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Positive Psychology Center Martine Durand, Speaker, Chief Statistician and Statistics Director OECD Richard Layard, Economist and Programme Director Of The Centre Of Economic Performance,LSE Academics, experts and public policy officials gathered from around the world to design the first global report dedicated to enhancing public policies in happiness and wellbeing. In this session, the authors of the first Global Happiness Policy Report will discuss the report in detail, focusing on how governments can introduce policies centered around the happiness and wellbeing of their citizens.
How Will Capitalism End: Reflections on a Failing System - A Lecture by Wolfgang Streeck
 
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After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evaporated. In How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck argues that the world is about to change. The marriage between democracy and capitalism, ill-suited partners brought together in the shadow of World War Two, is coming to an end. The regulatory institutions that once restrained the financial sector’s excesses have collapsed and, after the final victory of capitalism at the end of the Cold War, there is no political agency capable of rolling back the liberalization of the markets. Ours has become a world defined by declining growth, oligarchic rule, a shrinking public sphere, institutional corruption and international anarchy, and no cure to these ills is at hand. Wolfgang Streeck is Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He is a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Buying Time and How Will Capitalism End? Moderated by Cornel Ban, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University and author of Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local. This event takes place as part of a new initiative entitled "Interferences," a series of events on issues pertinent to democratic politics in the US and Europe. Organized as part of EU Futures, a series of conversations exploring the emerging future in Europe. The EU Futures project is supported by a Getting to Know Europe Grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC.
Views: 7923 EU for You
Big Business and the Ghost of Confucius (entire)
 
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Addresses how Asia's newly industrialized economies moved quickly to the forefront of the world economy. Their rapid economic development raises fundamental questions about the role of the state in economic growth and the way rulers and the ruled alike have invoked traditional values in their efforts to "catch up."
Geithner: 'Saved the economy, lost the country' | Capital Download
 
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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke about his book, 'Stress Test,' on the financial crisis from his perspective, and he shared what it was like to serve President Bush and President Obama.
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The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2008)
 
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Ha-Joon Chang (/tʃæŋ/; Hangul: 장하준; Hanja: 張夏准; born 7 October 1963) is a South Korean institutional economist specialising in development economics. Currently a reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge, Chang is the author of several widely discussed policy books, most notably Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002).[3][4][5] In 2013 Prospect magazine ranked Chang as one of the top 20 World Thinkers.[6] He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, as well as to Oxfam[7] and various United Nations agencies.[8] He is also a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research[9] in Washington, D.C. In addition, Chang serves on the advisory board of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP). Chang is also known for being an important academic influence on the economist Rafael Correa, the former President of Ecuador. After graduating from Seoul National University Department of Economics, he studied at the University of Cambridge, earning a PhD for his thesis entitled The political economy of industrial policy – reflections on the role of state intervention in 1991. Chang's contribution to heterodox economics started while studying under Robert Rowthorn, a leading British Marxist economist,[13] with whom he worked on the elaboration of the theory of industrial policy, which he described as a middle way between central planning and unrestrained free market. His work in this area is part of a broader approach to economics known as institutionalist political economy which places economic history and socio-political factors at the centre of the evolution of economic practices. In his book Kicking Away the Ladder (which won the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy's 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize), Chang argued that all major developed countries used interventionist economic policies in order to get rich and then tried to forbid other countries from doing similarly. The World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund come in for strong criticism from Chang for "ladder-kicking" of this type which, he argues, are the fundamental obstacle to poverty alleviation in the developing world. This and other work led to his being awarded the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought from the Global Development and Environment Institute (previous prize-winners include Amartya Sen, John Kenneth Galbraith, Herman Daly, Alice Amsden and Robert Wade). Following up on the ideas of Kicking Away the Ladder, Chang published Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism in December 2008.[20] Chang countered Irwin's criticisms by arguing that countries that had failed to develop had generally followed free market policies. Chang also argued that while state interventionism sometimes produced economic failures, it had a better record than unregulated free market economies which, he maintained, very rarely succeeded in producing economic development. He cited evidence that GDP growth in developing countries had been higher prior to external pressures recommending deregulation and extended his analysis to the failures of free trade to induce growth through privatisation and anti-inflationary policies. Chang's book won plaudits from Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz for its fresh insight and effective blend of contemporary and historical cases but was criticised by former World Bank economist William Easterly, who said that Chang used selective evidence in his book. Chang responded to Easterly's criticisms, asserting that Easterly misread his argument. Easterly in turn provided a counter-reply. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-Joon_Chang
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Martin Feldstein on America's Economic Vitality
 
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The Harvard economics professor discusses the financial crisis of 2008 and the American economy today. Click "Show more" to view chapters. For more conversations, visit http://conversationswithbillkristol.org Chapter 1 (00:15 - 30:11): The Crisis of '08 and the Economy Today Chapter 2 (30:11 - 1:10:30): On Technology, Trade, Taxes, and Regulation Martin Feldstein is a professor of economics at Harvard University, former president of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Reagan (1982-1984). In this Conversation, Feldstein discusses the financial crisis of 2008, the policy mistakes that led to it, and the risks we face today from a sustained policy of low interest rates. Feldstein then shares his perspective on other important questions of political economy—including the costs and benefits of trade, the impact of technological innovation, as well as the need for tax and regulatory reform. Finally, Feldstein recalls his experiences as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and explains what we can learn from how Reagan managed the serious economic challenges of the early 1980s.
Cubans in the New Economy: Their Reflections and the U.S. Response
 
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This video was taken during CDA's conference at the George Washington University, "Cubans in the New Economy: Their Reflections and the U.S. Response." CDA invited five Cubans to Washington to talk about the changes taking place in Cuba, and how those changes are affecting their lives and the lives of Cubans across the island.
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The UK economy after Brexit: Working for all? Martin Wolf and Prof Mariana Mazzucato in conversation
 
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Martin Wolf and Mariana Mazzucato in conversation at the Commission on Economic Justice conference, on Tuesday 14th of November 2017- 'The UK Economy After Brexit: Working for All?'. Join in the conversation using the #EconomicJustice hashtag, and to see the Commission's work click here https://ippr.org/cej
Mission Ridge residents - reflections on The Great Depression vs. Current Economy
 
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Mission Ridge Independent Living resident's talk about the current economy vs. their experiences during The Great Depression.
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Careers in development economics II
 
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This movie provides my personal reflections on preparing for, entering into, and developing a career in development economics. More information and the handout associated with this seminar is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpdro/teaching.html#economist
Views: 1365 Daniel Rogger
Asia's Power Plays: The Economics of Geopolitics
 
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Globalization and economic interdependence among Asia's countries rest precariously on increasingly tense geopolitical relations and competing security interests, including the North Korean nuclear threat, the China-India border standoff, and escalating tensions in the South China Sea. As a region, the Asia-Pacific presents the largest source of global economic growth and possesses tremendous business potential in the next ten to 20 years, more so if financial and economic markets are further integrated. But governments and businesses are cognizant that geopolitical tensions may put a damper on these opportunities. What are the anticipated geo-economic trends in the Asia-Pacific? What is the nature of some of these regional relationships and what potential impacts will they have on economies and businesses? How can governments, the private sector, and international or regional organizations work together to maintain regional peace and stability for sustained economic development? Moderator Prerna Suri, Broadcast Journalist Speakers Karen Brooks, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations Curtis S. Chin, Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank Evan Medeiros, Managing Director, Asia, Eurasia Group Michael W. Michalak, SVP and Regional Managing Director, US-ASEAN Business Council, Inc.; Former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuhide Nakayama, Member, House of Representatives, Japan; Former State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
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N. Gregory Mankiw: America's Economy and the Case for Free Markets
 
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The Harvard economics professor on the economy and our need for free markets. Click "Show more" to view chapters. For more conversations, visit http://conversationswithbillkristol.org Chapter 1 (00:15 - 45:37): The State of the U.S. Economy Chapter 2 (45:37 - 1:06:03): The Case for Free Markets Greg Mankiw is a professor of economics at Harvard University and was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush (2003-2005). In this Conversation, Mankiw analyzes the American economy and shares his perspective on current public policy debates about trade, immigration, technological innovation, jobs, and economic growth. Reflecting on the economic challenges the U.S. faces today, Mankiw makes the case for a robust commitment to free markets—both for the sake of America and for the world.
Tim Harford on Technology & The Economy
 
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The senior columnist of the Financial Times, and the bestselling writer of the The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford came to the how to: Academy to talk about the mistakes of Modern Technology and the economy. 'Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy' - https://goo.gl/hMp8KW Filmed in July 2017 at the How to: Academy
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