Three speeches from Ronald Reagan: Text & Video
American Majority series “Why America is Great“
Two articles from AmericanThinker.com:
Milton Friedman “Free to Choose” Series and Interviews
The legendary PBS TV series “Free to Choose” (1980) by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman is now available on Google Video for free (by courtesy of the Palmer R. Chitester Fund).
Volume 1: Power of the Market
Volume 2: The Tyranny of Control
Volume 3: Anatomy of a Crisis
Volume 4: From Cradle to Grave
Volume 5: Created Equal
Volume 6: What’s Wrong With Our Schools?
Volume 7: Who Protects the Consumer?
Volume 8: Who Protects the Worker?
Volume 9: How to Cure Inflation
Volume 10: How to Stay Free
Updated 1990 Series:
The Charlie Rose Show – Milton Friedman
Free to Choose: A Conversation with Milton Friedman
The open Mind (1975) – Milton Friedman on Limited Government
An Ethic for the New Global Economy (Panel Discussion)
Milton and Rose Friedman (Videoconference)
Commanding Heights: Milton Friedman
I, Pencil: An Introduction by Lawrence W. Reed
Eloquent. Extraordinary. Timeless. Paradigm-shifting. Classic. Half a century after it first appeared, Leonard Read’s “I, Pencil” still evokes such adjectives of praise. Rightfully so, for this little essay opens eyes and minds among people of all ages. Many first-time readers never see the world quite the same again.
Ideas are most powerful when they’re wrapped in a compelling story. Leonard’s main point—economies can hardly be “planned” when not one soul possesses all the know-how and skills to produce a simple pencil—unfolds in the enchanting words of a pencil itself. Leonard could have written “I, Car” or “I, Airplane,” but choosing those more complex items would have muted the message. No one person—repeat, no one, no matter how smartor how many degrees follow his name—could create from scratch a small, everyday pencil, let alone a car or an airplane.
Click here to read the entire essay: http://www.fee.org/pdf/books/I,%20Pencil%202006.pdf.
Here’s a video about it from the Competitive Enterprise Institute:
Image credit: Independence Hall Assembly Room, Wikipedia Commons.