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The famous  TV Series  on free Market Economics
by Nobel Prize laureate  Milton Friedman 
free markets
The Power of the Market

America's freedom and prosperity derive from the combination of the idea of human liberty in America's Declaration of Independence with the idea of economic freedom in Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. Friedman explains how markets and voluntary exchange organize activity and enable people to improve their lives. He also explains the price system. Friedman visits Hong Kong, U.S. and Scotland.  60 min.
Free to Choose
The power of Choice

In this inspiring TV-series Nobel Prize laureate Milton Friedman gives his ideas on liberty, on free market economics, on limited government, limited public spending and low taxes. It is a critic of interventionist government policies and their cost in personal freedoms and economic efficiency The TV series is a complement to his masterpiece book of the same name co-authored with his economist wife, Rose Friedman. The series includes debates with dissenting economists.  It’s an instructive lesson in forensics and a lasting source of inspiration. Comments by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan, George Schultz, David Friedman and many others.

The Tyranny of Control
Government planning and detailed control of economic activity lessens productive innovation, and consumer choice. Good, better, best, are replaced by "approved" or "authorized." Friedman shows how "established" industries or methods, seek government protection or subsidization in their attempts to stop or limit product improvements which they don't control. Friedman visits India, Japan and U.S. 60 min

Freedom & Prosperity

The Great Depression has been popularly viewed as a failure of capitalism. The stock market crash, the failure of the Bank of the United States, loss of personal savings, were visible symbols supporting this belief. As Friedman explains, the real cause was the unseen failure of government policy and action. Yet this crisis resulting from government failure leads to decades of government expansion.

The Failure of Socialism

The welfare state arises from the attempt to do good with other people's money. Such attempts always fail because: Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as his own. Welfare is supply driven. Those spending the money use force to collect it and to insure those receiving it use it for "right" purposes. Good intentions are corrupted by bad means. Friedman visits U.S. and Britain.

Created Equal

The Declaration of Independence says, "all men are created equal." Friedman explains that this did not mean all persons should or will have equal talents or income. Equal opportunity to better one's self, and the right to personally benefit from the gains realized, are consistent with freedom. Equality of results requires force. Taking from some to give to others destroys freedom and removes the incentive for creating new wealth. Friedman visits India, U.S. and Britain.
educational methods
What's wrong with our schools
Parental choice and parental responsibility in the education of children is the U.S. tradition and is consistent with a free society. Centralized government control has eroded freedom and adversely affected the quality of education. The poor help pay for education for the future rich. Friedman has long advocated using vouchers to solve the problem. He explains why. Friedman visits U.S. and Britain.
who protects consumer
Who Protects the Consumer

Various government agencies have been created on the claim that they will protect the consumer. These agencies restrict freedom, stifle beneficial innovation, and become agents for the industries or groups they are intended to regulate. Friedman explains how the apparent chaos of the market place, the competition of many suppliers for business, is the best protection of consumer interests.
protecting workers
Who Protects the Worker

Unions sometimes protect some workers - their members - but usually at the expense of other workers. Government protects its employees and special groups of workers at the expense of other workers. Both unions and government restrict freedom. Friedman explains how the competition of employers for the talents of workers leads to the highest wages and best working conditions.
How to Cure Inflation

Inflation results when the amount of money printed or coined increases faster than the creation of new goods and services. Money is a "token" of the wealth of a nation. If more tokens are created than new wealth, it takes more tokens to buy the same goods. Friedman explains why politicians like inflation, and why wage and price controls are not solutions to the problem. Friedman visits Japan, U.S. and Britain.
how to stay free
How to Stay Free

Democracies have only recently been considered desirable. Historically, it was feared that democracies always self destruct when citizens, forgetting that you cannot remove want and misery through legislation, insist on government actions that physically and morally bankrupt their nation. Friedman explains why the United States has so far avoided this outcome and how we can continue to do so. This program includes an interview of Dr. Friedman by Lawrence E. Spivak.
8:00 min You-tube video
by Daniel J. Mitchell  Ph.D
We should favour Tax competition between countries and fight against international tax cartels and tax harmonisation because tax competition compels governments to economic use of public resources. It stimulates efficient public services,  prevents wasteful public spending and saves taxpayers money.
Dr. Hans Herman Hoppeshows that small countries are performing much better than large ones. Prosperity, well being and democratic rule are better in small states. He explains why the EU superstate is not about free trade and peace, but about bureaucracy and about harmonising  legislation and tax regimes throuhout Europe to avoid tax competition and enabling exploitation of hard working European citizens by the political elites.
hans herman hoppe
by Hans Herman Hoppe
A video by the CF&P Foundation
explaining why the U.S. needs to cut its corporate tax rate to stay competitive with the rest of the world.
In this 7 min. clip, Dan Mitchell explains the relationship between tax rates and tax revenue, and the reasons why marginal tax revenu declines when tax rates increase.

part 1 part 2  -  part 3

Een unieke videoreeks van het Rothbard Instituut.
Koen Deconinck legt de wortels bloot van de huidige financiële crisis. Hij vertrekt bij de essentiële economische inzichten en bouwt
die stap voor stap op naar de verklaring voor de huidige crisis. Daarmee is dit een volwaardige mini-cursus economie op zich.

Liberty and Economics
ludwig-von-misesWhat kind of man was Ludwig von Mises? As this unique film shows, Mises (1881-1973) was a man who never stopped fighting for freedom: not when the Nazis burned his books, not when the Left blackballed him at universities, not when it seemed as if statism had won. With courage and genius, he fought big government until the day he died ... in 25 books, hundreds of articles, and more than 60 years of teaching.

Mises's battles against Communists, Nazis, and other socialists, are featured in this film, as are his ideas of Liberty. There is also the old Vienna he loved, the Bolshevik prime minister he dissuaded from Communism, and a cast of villains from Lenin to Hitler, as well as such supporters and students as Murray Rothbard, Ron Paul, Bettina Greaves, M. Stanton Evans, Mary Peterson, Joseph Sobran, and Yuri Maltsev.

Among his many accomplishments, Mises showed that socialism had to fail, that central banking causes recessions and depressions, that the gold standard is honest money, and that only laissez-faire capitalism is fully compatible with Western civilization.  Mises was the twentieth century's foremost economist, and one of its most important champions of Liberty. Here is a film that does justice to this extraordinary man, and to his equally extraordinary ideas

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A great collection of radio interviews, audio
book reports, and analysis about everyday life,
personal choice and public policy. 

Featuring the wisest contempory economists
and thinkers a.o. Nobel Prize laureates Robert Lucas, Milton Friedman,  Stanley Engerman, Gary Becker, Vernon Smith and many others. 

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  The greatest lectures,
books and articles of Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe is an Austrian-school economist and leading libertarian philosopher. He is German born and Professor of Economics at UNLV (Nevada), Distinguished Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Founder and President of The Property and Freedom Society, and Editor-at-Large of the Journal of Libertarian Studies.

He is the author of several widely-discussed books and articles in defense of libertarian rights, based on the ethics theories of philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Karl-Otto Apel. 
Hoppe analyzed the behavior of government and defines government as "a territorial monopolist of jurisdiction and taxation". Assuming self-interest on the part of government officials, he concludes that these government officials use their monopoly privileges to maximize their own wealth and power. Hoppe provides historical data proving his theoretical assumptions.       

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The Essential
Economics & Business Principles explained
by Athens' best
economics Tutor
26 You-tubes of
of 6 minutes only
Economics & Business Principles
Essential knowledge for  Economics Newbees, 
an excellent
for expert students

and a must
for policy makers
Supply, Demand, & Elasticity
The basic law of Supply
&  Demand -Elasticity
See the full series here

As a member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Ron Paul is the leading advocate for freedom. He tirelessly works for limited government, low taxes, "Austrian" free market economics, and a return to sound monetary policy. As a Republican he strongly opposed the foreighn policy of the the Bush administration and advocates a fast redrawal of US troops from Irak. Texan Ron Paul was first seen as an outsider, but his sincere call to limit the size, scope, and power of government has won him the hearts and minds of young people allover America, Democrats as well as Republicans. In just a few weeks and despite little attention from the mainstream media he has become the favorite candidate of the young generation and is now the most popular candidate on the internet. For Ron Paul his amazing success proves American people are tired of the iron fist approach to their lives, and are disillusioned with the solutions the candidates of the establishment have on offer.  Taxation and federal  interference in private affairs have come to a point people just dont take it any more.

Meet Congressman Ron Paul and learn what he stands for in these YouTubes :

Nobel Prize laureate Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman explains the Basics of Economics
in this exceptional 28 minutes YouTube Video.
  and discusses  Big Government, Minimum Wages,  High Taxes,  Trade Unions, Public Squander, Big Brother, Subsidies 
.... and other means of destroying our Economy
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Milton Friedman on the morality of Self-Interest and business Profits
Student pose a series of question on based on Friedman's notion
that people should pursue their own self-interest.
Movie 1     of     Movie 2

Milton Friedman  explains the philosophy behind Libertarianism and learns  how big government, public spending and public interference in the economy should be.
In this 27 min. video,  Friedman gives the fundamental basics 
behind his philosophic and economic views.
Milton friedman rose
Milton Friedman last interview On Charlie Rose
at the age of 93 Friedmand sharply as ever analyses
the state of the US and world economies (2005)
More movies of Milton Friedman Here

Greenspan about the housing Bubble
Greenspan's role
in creating the bubble

defends himself

It is not over yet
prices ar falling further
Testemony  on
PBS  Newshour  part1

Testemony  on
PBS  Newshour  part 2
Peter Shiff gives his
severe critic view about FED
More about the housing bubble here

Money, Banking and the Fereral Reserve
Ludwig von Mises exposes the truth about banking and credit
Fereral Reserve
Central Banking
Part 1
Central Banking
Part 2
Ludwig von Mises
Central Banking
Part 3

Central Banking
Part 4
Ron Paul's  1995 "Honest money " interview more actual today  than ever :

Honest money Part 1

Honest money Part 2

Honest money Part 3

Honest money Part 4

Ron Paul: " Fed's Reserve Notes are counterfeit "

Greenspan' s Role  in US Dollar  Collapse
Spoof on The Police's
"Every Breath You Take" "Every single day, 
Bernanke takes my pay"
Join the Ron Paul Revolution at the 2007 Boston Tea Party
More about the central banking conspiracy here

Het Grote Goed Nieuws Boek
Simon Rozendaal

Het is zo makkelijk om te beweren dat het slecht gaat met de wereld. De kranten staan er vol mee, de tv braakt onophoudelijk rampspoed. Maar wie denkt dat het slecht gaat, laat zich juist misleiden - door politici, door activisten, door de kranten, kortom: door de slecht-nieuws-maffia.

Het is allemaal met koele cijfers en nuchtere wetenschappelijke waarnemingen vast te stellen, en dat doet Simon Rozendaal in Het Grote Goed Nieuws Boek en Bruna): de honger neemt af, het aantal bomen neemt toe. De straten zijn schoner, net als de Rijn, en ook de lucht. Kindersterfte neemt af, en er wordt ook steeds minder oorlog gevoerd. De waarheid moet gezegd worden. En waarom zou je niet, wanneer die aangenaam is?

VPRO Interview met Simon Rozendaal

An inquiry into the Wealth of nations
Why are some countries doing so much better than others ?

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Please also visit  our AUDIO library

A great collection of radio interviews, audio
book reports, and analysis about everyday life,
personal choice and public policy. 

Featuring the wisest contempory economists
and thinkers a.o. Nobel Prize laureates Robert Lucas, Milton Friedman,  Stanley Engerman, Gary Becker, Vernon Smith and many others. 

podcast The free MP3
downloads are
suitable for RealPlayer, Windows-Media,
 mp3-players, Ipod, etc...

A tribute to the murdered Dutch Politician Prof. Pim Fortuyn.
A great man with inspiring ideas for Europe who dared to speek out the truth.

" Ik Kom eraan "
  Ontroerende documentaire met niet eerder vertoond beeldmateriaal van de mens Fortuyn.
De reportage omvat een aangrijpend persoonlijk interview over zijn visionaire maatschappijvisie.
Een blijvende inspiratiebron voor beleidslui van goede wil.   
( Dutch language only )

Deel 1 (dutch)
Deel 2 (dutch)
Deel 3 (dutch)

Deel 4 (dutch)
Deel 5 (dutch) Deel 6 (dutch) Deel 7 (dutch) Deel 8 (dutch)
Some more remarkable memories ( English subtitles)
pim fortuyn - van dam
Islamisation of Europe
 Debate Part 1
Islamisation of Europe
 Debate Part 2
Defending minorities and islam women. 

"If Something were
to happen to me....
At Your Service
LN speach deel 1
At Your Service
LN speach deel 2
fortuyn at your service
At Your Service
LN speach deel 3
   At Your Service
LN speach deel 4
Pim Fortuyn Terugblik

Drie aangrijpende
Explaining how
to degegulate Holland
fortuyn killed
Pim Fortuyn
2007 Eerbetoon
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