European Economics

Run time: from 28:00 - 39:00

Chapter 3

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Required viewing - from 28:00 - 39:00.  This clip illustrates European perspectives on trade, taxes, regulations and social welfare spending.

Economic Freedom in Hong Kong

REQUIRED VIEWING - Chapters 2&3

Run time: 19:33

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This video highlights the economic policies of Hong Kong - the most economically free place in the world.

The Economics of Civil Liberty

Running time: Approximately 13 minutes

REQUIRED -This interview with Edward Snowden applies to chapters 1, 2 and 3 of your textbook. It illustrates the concept of cost-benefit analysis and examines the relationship between civil liberty and economic freedom.

Adam Smith and Income Inequality

Chapter: 3

Time: 5:48

Required viewing

A short lesson on Adam Smith and the sources of income inequality.

A Conversation Between Two Liberals

Year of production: 2011

Running Time: 1hr 32 min

This debate was between humanities professor, John Scolaro and Jack Chambless.  It provides an example of Classical vs. Contemporary liberal thought.  It will help with your readings in chapters 2-3 and with "The Law".

I, Smartphone

Running time: 3:55

An extremely helpful addition to your reading of 'I, Pencil' and chapter 2 of your book.

The Curse of Alexander Hamilton

Running Time: 1 hr 4 min

REQUIRED -This lecture in Irvington, New York should be considered essential viewing for students as you read chapter 3 of the textbook and Bastiat's The Law.

Not Yours to Give by David Crockett

Running time: 8:49

REQUIRED - This brief video applies to Chapters 2 & 3 of your book.

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The much debated definition of  "The General Welfare Clause" is examined in this historic essay by an American legend.

Where Have You Gone, Davy Crockett?

Year of production: 2010

Running Time: 48 min

Audio Only

REQUIRED -This lecture at the Florida Parent Educator's Convention is important for chapters 2 and 3 of your book and ties into the required "Not Yours to Give" essay linked on your syllabus.

The Law by Frederic Bastiat

Running time: 1 hour 53 minutes

This book is required reading for micro and macroeconomics students.  This link serves as an audiobook that you could pull up and listen to when you are unable to read.

The Economics of 'free' community college

Required viewing

run time - 1 hour 7 min.

Chapters 1, 3, 5

This lecture exams the Obama plan to make community college free from a Constitutional perspective.  It also looks at the economics of tax policy designed to pay for it.

The Economics of Eminent Domain

Running time: Less than 10 minutes

REQUIRED -This video clip is REQUIRED VIEWING for my online classes.  It applies to chapters 2 & 3 of your textbook.

Why Private Property Rights Matter

Chapters 2 & 3

Micro and Macroeconomics

Required viewing

This lecture looks at the economic importance of private property and what happens when private property rights do not exist.

Bastiat and the Economics of Crony Capitalism

Chapters 2 & 3

Micro and Macroeconomics

Required

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The Economics of Government Regulation

Host: John Stossel

Running time: 42 minutes

REQUIRED VIEWING for my online classes.  This program will assist you with chapters 2, 3 and 8 in your midterm preparation.  Of most importance will be your readings on government regulation in chapter 3.

The Economic History & Morality of Income Taxes

Year of production: 2010

Running Time: 42 min

REQUIRED -This lecture covers chapters 2 & 3 of your book as well as chapter 13 in the macroeconomics book.  Watching the John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan speeches would be a helpful tie in for your test preparation.

A Forum on Terrorism

Year of Production: 2001

Running Time: 58 mins

This forum was conducted a few days after the September 11th attacks.  It is not required viewing for your exams but is useful in examining the role of civil liberties and economic freedom.

Say's Law and Harry Potter

Chapter 6

Micro and Macroeconomics

Required

Which comes first - supply or demand?  This brief lecture answers that question and why economic freedom depends on this answer...

The Market Equilibrium Process & an Analysis of Price Ceilings & Floors

Running Time: 1 hr 11 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR ALL ONLINE CLASSES!  This lecture matches up with chapter six and much of chapter eight in your textbook.

Should there be a free market for human organs?

Chapters 6 & 8

Micro and Macroeconomics

Required

This video looks at the impact of a 1983 law making it illegal to buy and sell human organs.

The Economics of Minimum Wage Laws

Chapter 8

Micro and Macroeconomics

Required viewing

A brief lecture on the impact of minimum wages and how the poor are harmed by government-mandated pay rates.

A Debate on Income Inequality

Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes

Orlando Sentinel forum, September 16, 2014

This debate will help with chapters 6 and 8 in your studies.  It examines all aspects of supply and demand, including minimum wage laws, on labor markets.

Changes in Supply and Demand

Running Time: 47 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR ALL ONLINE CLASSES!  This lecture matches up with chapter 7 of your book and will help guide you through every possible change in supply and demand.

Valencia Water Crisis Forum

Year of Production: 2002

Running Time: 1 hr 1 min

This forum is linked to chapter 8 of your book (see the reading on the Florida Water Crisis).  It might be the only time you ever see a professor open a bottle of beer in a classroom in your life....

The Economics of Farm Subsidies

Running time: 7 minutes

Corresponding chapter: 8

A detailed look at farm subsidies.  See chapter 8 for the corresponding text material.

Why is Health Care so 'Expensive'?

Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins

While this lecture predates the creation of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a, "ObamaCare") it is essential viewing to understand the chapter on health care economics in your book.

Calculating the Price Elasticity of Demand

Running Time: 1 hr 6 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR STUDENTS IN MICROECONOMICS.  This lecture matches up with chapter 9 in your micro book.  

Measuring Productivity & Costs

Running Time: 58 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR STUDENTS IN MICROECONOMICS.  This lecture matches up with chapter 10 in your book.

Lincoln Electric

Microeconomics

Chapter 10

Required (run time: 12 minutes)

This 1992 60 Minutes segment examines how Lincoln Electric maximizes productivity.  The system is still in place today...

How School Districts impact Teacher Productivity

Microeconomics chapter 10

Required

Also helpful for chapter 5

What would happen to K-12 education if school districts did not exist?

The Economics of Discrimination and Labor Economics

Running Time: 1 hr 11 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR STUDENTS IN MICROECONOMICS.  This lecture matches up with chapters 10 and much of chapter 11 of your book.

The Economics of the NFL draft

Microeconomics chapter 11

Required for ECO 2023

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A brief look at the economic history and impact of the NFL draft.

Why Monopolies are Impossible in a free market

Microeconomics chapters 3 & 15

For ECO 2023

Required

A popular question concerning capitalism and free markets is, "Won't monopolies arise if we have capitalism?"  This clip shows why the answer is, "No."

Intro to Macroeconomics

Running Time: 1 hr 14 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR STUDENTS IN MACROECONOMICS.  This lecture matches up with chapters 10 and 11 of your macroeconomics book.

Changes in Aggregate Demand & Aggregate Supply

Running Time: 1 hr 24 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR STUDENTS IN MACROECONOMICS.  This lecture matches up with chapter 11 of your book.

Hayek vs Keynes

Running Time: 1 hr 48 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR STUDENTS IN MACROECONOMICS.  This lecture on the Classical and Keynesian perspective on economics matches up with chapters 11-13 of your book.

Hayek vs Keynes (1971-Today)

Running Time: 53 mins

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR STUDENTS IN MACROECONOMICS.  This lecture covers chapters 12 and 13 of your book.

The Commanding Heights

Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes

REQUIRED VIEWING FOR ONLINE MACROECONOMICS - This presentation applies to chapters 11, 12 & 13 of your textbook and will be heavily represented on your final exam.

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The following videos are lectures, speeches and video clips that - where indicated - should be considered required viewing for your exam preparation.  Others would be helpful in your studies.

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