Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Mount Rushmore of Atheism

Here is a fascinating discussion with four best-selling atheist authors: Christopher Hitchens, Dennis Dennitt, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. Two parts about two hours. To inquire about purchasing copies of this DVD contact Laissez Faire Books at laissezfairebooks@gmail.com.



Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Entrepreneur as American Hero

Prof. Walter Williams on the role of the entrepreneur. About 50 minutes.

Until Proven Innocent: The Duke Rape Case

Political ambition combined with political correctness to railroad a group of innocent young men on rape charges. All they were guilty of was being white and well-off. A discussion of the shameful actions of a local prosecutor and Left-wing academics joining to form a lynch mob. About 83 minutes.


Unproving therapies and freedom of choice

Should the government prevent sick people from using unproven therapies? A debate at the Cato Institute. About 97 minutes

Thursday, November 15, 2007

50th Anniversary Atlas Shrugged

Barbara Branden speaks on the occassion of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Two parts about 16 minutes.



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

From faith to reason: Islam to atheism.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses how she went from Islam to atheism.


Monday, October 8, 2007

How Big Business and Big Govt Steals Your Money

Timothy Carney discusses his book The Big Ripoff on how big business can use government to transfer wealth to itself. About 55 minutes.

The Truth about Gasoline Prices

Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute discusses the facts behind gasoline prices. About one hour.

Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism

Michelle Goldberg discusses her book on the rise of theocracy in America. About 55 minutes.

Replacing the Welfare State --- OR NOT?

Charles Murray discusses his suggestions for replacing the welfare state. About one hour.

Overthrow: A Century of Interventionism

For more than a 100 years the United States has been intervening in the affairs of other nations creating a great deal of hatred as a result. Stephen Kinzer discusses the history of American foreign interventionism. About one hour.

Nuclear Energy Now

Admiral Frank Bowman speaks on the need for nuclear energy. About 66 minutes.

Dave Berry's History of the Millennium

About 40 minutes of humor from libertarian Dave Berry.

An evening with Dr. Milton Friedman

An evening discussion with Dr. Milton Friedman, about 1 hour 20 minutes.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Secular Islamist Conference

Here are several videos from the conference on building a secular, rational society within the Islamic world and culture. There are several parts here and I will describe them.

First up is the press conference that was held for the conference. Part one 24:00 minutes. Part two is about 50:00 minutes. Most English but some Arabic.





Ibn Warraq on the purpose of the summit and what it wishes to accomplish. Followed by Irshad Manji. Part one about 25 minutes, part two about 35 minutes.





Panel 2 on Inside the Jihadi Mind with with Tawfik Hamid, Tashbih Sayyed and Nibras Kazimi. Part one 17 minutes. Part 2 about 24 minutes. Part 3 about 27 minutes.








Panel 3 on Rediscovering Secular Traditions in the Islamic world. Part one about 35 minutes, part two about 22 minutes.





Panel 4 on Separation of Mosque and State with Shaker al-Nabulsi, Afshin Ellian, Salameh Nematt and Walid Phares. Part one 26 minutes; part two 37 minutes; part three 40 minutes.







Panel 5 on Secularism and Islamic Thought with Nonie Darwish, Amir Taheri, Wafa Sultan and Ibn Warraq. Part one 44 minutes; part two 42 minutes; Part three 45 minutes.





Friday, September 21, 2007

Sick in America with John Stossel

John Stossel looks at the problems of health care in America and the idea of "free" health care. Six parts, about 45 minutes.











Marketplace of Ides in War and Peace

Richard Ebeling discusses the role of the marketplace in ideas -- in war and peace. Seven parts, about 60 minutes.







Thursday, September 13, 2007

Economics of Inner City Gangs

Freakonomics author Steven Levitt discusses the economic principles at work within inner city gangs. About 20 minutes.

Cheetahs or Hippos: Markets or the State

George Ayittey discusses the role of markets in Africa and how hippos, large lumbering states, have done so much damage. About 20 minutes.

Steven Pinker debunks the Noble Savage myth.

It is often claimed that primitive societies were more peaceful than modern society. Pinker debunks this myths in this discussion taking about 20 minutes.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

How the US helped create Islamic fundamentalism.

During the Cold War the US actively supported and nurtured what became the Islamist movement. Once again America's interventionist policies created the enemies the US faces today. Author Rober Dreyfuss, about 70 minutes.

The State of Civil Liberties

Conservative Justice Scalia debates civil libertarian Nadine Strossen in regards to the state of civil liberties in America. About 65 minutes.

Debating state control of self-defense.

David Kopel defends the Second Amendment against Arnie Grossman, advocate of a state monopooly on self-defense. A one hour debate.

Eco-Freaks

Journalist John Berlau discusses how the environmental movement in general harms people more than it helps them. About 50 minutes.

Gay Marriage

A debate on whether or not gay couples have equal rights before the law, about two hours. With David Blankenhorn and Evan Wolfson.

Milton Friedman on education and

Milton Friedman discusses economics and school choice. Note: there is unimportant crap for the first 9 minutes of the video which you can skip, before Friedman speaks. In addition ignore the introduction that equates Friedman with conservatism -- he wasn't. I wish people would get out of the way and let the man speak. About 60 minutes.


Civil liberties and the war on Terror.

Richard Yoo, who authored some of the Bush doctrines that shredded constitutional rights, tries to defend this authoritarianism in a debate with Richard Epstein, leading libertarian legal theorist. About 41 minutes.

Paramilitary Police Raids in America

Radley Balko discusses the rise of paramilitary policing in America and the threat to life and liberty. About 70 minutes.

The Clash Between Faith and Reason

Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith, discusses the clash between faith and reason. About 70 minutes.

Is Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses whether Islam is compatible with a liberal democratic order. About one hour.

The American Freedom Agenda

Bruce Fein and Bob Barr discuss why they formed the American Freedom Agenda to challenge the unconstitutional powers of the Bush regime. About one hour.

Life and Liberty: a documentary on theocracy

Here is an older documentary on the movement toward theocracy in the United States. About 25 minutes. The face have changed but the goals have not.


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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Fred Singer on Climate (German)

Fred Singer discusses climate alarmism at a conference in Berlin. About 50 minutes. German language.

How EU Law can be Used to Cut Your Taxes

This presentation is on how use European business owners can use EU laws to actually cut their taxes. It is about 75 minutes in total with Q&A. The speaker is Toine Manders.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Communist Monopoly: the Board Game -- humor

A couple of minutes of light-hearted satire.

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Power of Belief

John Stossel reports on mysticism and religion. About 45 minutes. Five parts









Atheism in America

John Stossel looks at the problems for non-believers in a Christianist America. Approximately 10 minutes.

Stupid in America

John Stossel looks at the government school system and how it fails kids. About 45 minutes.


Radical Islam and Culture Wars

A fascinating speech by Claire Fox of the Institute of Ideas regarding the culture war and radical Islam in the West. About 80 minutes with panel discussion and Q&A (which can easily be skipped without missing anything).

War and Leviathan: The Trick that Works Every Time

Robert Higgs on how war is used to expand the powers of the state. About 93 minutes, 7 parts.







Freeman Dyson on Global Warming Model Problems

Two parts, about 10 minutes.



Doug Casey on the war in Iraq

About 10 minutes in total.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Radicals for Capitalism Discussion

Brian Doherty is interviewed regarding his history of the modern libertarian movement: Radicals for Capitalism. This is a five minute introduction to the show. Apparently to see the whole thing you have to have their software installed and download the show directly.


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Richard Dawkins on Superstition and Reason

Two parts, total length about 45 minutes.


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Friday, August 3, 2007

Better Health Through Freedom

Shane Frith discusses economic liberty and health care. About 30 minutes.

A Multi-Optional Constitution for the European Union

Prof. Christian Kirchner discusses a multi-optional constitution for the European Union. About 38 minutes.

Sin Taxes - Government's Immoral Acts in the Name of Morality

A discussion of state penalties, in the form of taxes, against activities considered "immoral" with Sascha Tamm. About 52 minutes.

From Bismark to Friedman: Privatizing the Pension System

Kristian Niemetz looks at the privatization of state pension systems. About 25 minutes.

The EU's Cancer: The Welfare State and the Decline of Europe

Swedish author Johnny Munkhammar discusses the role of the welfare state in the economic decline of Europe. About 35 minutes.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hijacking Catastrophe

A documentary on the lies behind the attack on Iraq and the neo-conservative movement. About 70 minutes.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The historical case for a non-interentionist foreign policy.

Historian Ralph Raico presents the historical case for a non-interventionist foreign policy. Seven parts, about one hour.








Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Does Liberalism Have a Heart

A 20 minute discussion from the European Freedom Summit by Jim Peron discussing whether classical liberalism is compassionate or whether socialism offers true compassion.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties

The full talk of author Jim Bovard at the Future of Freedom conference. About one hour. Seven parts.







Friday, July 20, 2007

Ethanol: The Corn God

A five minute presentation by John Stossel on the myths of ethanol.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Fountainhead (court room speech)

Excerpt from the film version of The Fountainhead. About 6 minutes, this is the court room speech by Howard Roark.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Stop the Big Brother State

Short film on the dangers of the surveillance state. 4:24 minutes. This version is English, no subtitles.

French subtitles here.
Spanish subtitles here.
Italian subtitles here.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

American Theocracy

Former Republican strategist, Kevin Phillips, discusses the destructive role of religion in politics. About 66 minutes.

The Peculiar Economics of Political Pandering

Economist Russell Roberts discusses how politicians use arguments, which they don't believe, in order to pander to voters. About 32 minutes.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wait and Die. The nationalized health alternative.

A short film, about 8 minutes, discussing how Canada rations health care and the results of that policy.

Who are the uninsured in Ameica?



A 9 minute film on who are the uninsured in America.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monday, July 9, 2007

James Randi on skepticism.

Magician James Randi discusses skepticism. About 90 minutes.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Destroying medicinal liberty

About 4 minutes. How the FDA strips people of choice in medicine.

Grand Theft Building

San Diego politicians steal a business to reward a contributer to their campaign.

The people vs Castro

About 10 minutes.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A great parody on politicians and the war on drugs.

This is about one minute but amusing and on target.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Victim of the war on drugs

Regina Kelly was arrested by police for drugs. She was innocent but fingered by a man desperate to make a deal with the police for his own reason. The police in Hearn, Texas came down hard on the black community arresting almost three dozen people. And a lot of the information they used was false. yet many people's lives were severly harmed by their action. This is a 10 minute interview with Radley Balko of Reason magazine.

The Philosophy of Liberty - Ukrainian

About 9 minutes. Ukrainian

Myths About the Third World

This is a short, excellent visual presentation about the reality of the Third World. It is a great piece on why optimism is worthwhile. Watch it and enjoy it.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Stop the Big Brother State: Italian

Italian subtitles: 4:24 minutes

Stop the Big Brother State: Spanish

Spanish subtitles. 4:24 minutes.

Stop the Big Brother State: French

French subtitles. Just over 4 minutes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Civil Liberties During Wartime

Judge Andrew Napolitano at the Future of Freedom conference on civil liberties during war. (I have begun this about 9 minutes into this talk as the first section is unrelated to this topic and mainly personal stories. Total time about 30 minutes.





Monday, May 28, 2007

Gay oppression in Iran

A documentary look at the state of oppression of gay people in Iran. Three segments, total about 30 minutes.





Thursday, May 24, 2007

The benefits of nuclear.

Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, discusses his support for nuclear power. About 15 minutes.

The anti-censorship choir

An amusing two minute finger in the air song to the Federal Communications Commission. Amen.

The Warming Debate

Three global warming catastrophists debate three AGW skeptics. Ten short parts totaling about 90 minutes. Decide for yourself.



















Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Greenhouse Conspiracy

A documentary discussing the global warming hysteria and challenging it. About 52 minutes.

A Tribute to Communism

A reminder of the cost of one bad idea. About 6 minutes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

How Republicans Broke the Bank

Stephen Slivinski discusses how the Republican Party has become the biggest spenders in Washington since LBJ. About 67 minutes.

How Big Business uses Big Government

How big business is using big government to rob you blind with Timothy Carney. About 54 minutes.

Liberalizing health care.

How state intervention is driving up health care costs and what reforms are need, with Michael Cannon. About 36 minutes.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Same-Sex Marriage

A debate on marriage equality. About 90 minutes.

Why Darwin Matters

Ex-creationist Michael Shermer discusses why Darwin is important while some proponent of "intelligent design" try to rebutt him. About 70 minutes.

Why nations prosper.

James Gwartney and Simeon Djankov discuss what sort of economically policies lead to economic policy. About 75 minutes.

Vaclav Klaus on environmentalism

Czech president Vaclav Klaus discusses environmentalism as religion. About 20 minutes.

Global Warming, Convenient Facts

Prof. Patrick Michaels and Jerry Taylor respond to Al Gore's hysterical "documentary" on global warming. About 47 minutes.

Global Crises, Global Solutions

The world faces numerous issues and with limited resources which problems should be tackled first. Prof. Bjorn Lomborg brought together a group of experts to discuss prioritizing world problems. About 80 minutes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The War in Iraq

Former White House economist Joe Cobb discusses the costs and problems of the invasion of Iraq. About 12 minutes.

Guns and Crime

John Stossel looks at the connection between guns and crime. About 5 minutes.

Milton Friedman on Icelandic TV

Don’t let the introduction fool you. The interview and debate is in English. Friedman faces three left-wing professors, I guess that was one way to even the battle. About 72 minutes.

Privatization in Britain

A short look at privatization in the UK. 9 minutes.

Do we need Real ID?

Jim Harper of Cato Institute looks at whether the US needs Real ID legislation. About 4 minutes.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Abundance and social liberty

Brink Lindsey of the Cato Institute discusses, on The Daily Show, how economic prosperity allowed social freedom setting off the culture wars. About 10 minutes.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Last Days of the American Empire

Chalmers Johnson discusses his critique of American interventionist foreign policy. About one hour.

Radicals for Capitalism

Brian Doherty, author of Radicals for a Capitalism, a history of the modern libertarian movement discusses his book and the movement. About one hour. Courtesy of Fora TV.

Liberty for Latin America

Alvaro Vargas Llosa discusses how to undo centuries of state oppression in Latin America. About 52 minutes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

John Stossel on Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity

John Stossel giving a speech in Canada on his intellectual evolution. About 45 minutes.

Airline deregulation

A short bit on airline deregulation in the United States. About 8 minutes.

Penn & Teller on 9/11 Conspriacists

Penn & Teller take on the 9/11 conspiracy crowd. About 9 minutes.

Milton Friedman on Limited Government

An old television interview with Milton Friedman. The host gets it off to a bad start by calling Friedman a conservative, which he never was. About 30 minutes.

The Global Warming Swindle

An excellent expose of the global warming hysteria. I understand an expanded version is being prepared for DVD release and urge those who have enjoyed it on line to purchase a copy as well. I will be. About 75 minutes.

The Death of Habeas Corpus

An inspiring short speech about the dangers of big government destroying the right of habeas corpus. About 10 minutes.

A Night with Ann Coulter

A humorous look at The Screech. About 5 minutes.

The Immigration Debate of 1621

A humorous look at the immigration debate. About 5 minutes.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Judge Jim Gray on Drug Legalization

Judge James Gray discusses why he went from Drug Warrior to advocating legalization. About 30 minutes.

The Truth about Medical Marijuana

A forum on medical marijuana. About 90 minutes.

A short course in brain surgery.

A short film on socialized health care. About 6 minutes.

The Economics of the War on Terror

Milton Friedman looks at the economic effects of the war on terror. About 27 minutes.

Nathaniel Branden on Ayn Rand and Objectivism

Nathaniel Branden discusses his years with Ayn Rand. About 29 minutes.

Hayek: Freedom's Philosopher

A documentary introducing one to the life and ideas of economist/philosopher Friedrich Hayek. About 36 minutes.

A Discussion on Free Trade

A short discussion on free trade and out sourcing. About 6 minutes.



Globalization is Good

Johan Norberg, of Sweden, looks at the real impact of globalization on the world's poor. About 50 minutes.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Is World Poverty Getting Worse

A short, non-audio presentation on the decrease in world poverty. About 4 minutes.

Violent confiscation of guns by police.

It is shocking to see how the police illegally and criminally stole guns from citizens after Katrina. Here is film of the police literally attacking and hitting an old woman in her own home. They had no warrant. She violated no law. Shocking. About 9 minutes.

Michael Crichton on science and public policy.

Michael Crichton speaks on the necessity of using sound science as the basis of public policy, presented at the Smithsonian Institute. About 90 minutes.

Sallie Ballunis on climate, fear and science

Astrophysicist Prof. Sallie Ballunis looks at the role of superstition in fear over climate change. About 7 minutes.

Bruce Ames on Cancer, Science and Fear

Prof. Bruce Ames, who created the Ames Test to detect if something is a carcinogenic speaks about the misuse of science to create a cancer fear. About 10 minutes.

Karl Hess: Toward Liberty

A short documentary looking at the life and ideas of Karl Hess, one of the more fascinating figures in American libertarianism and a friend who will be missed. Picture quality is poor. About 30 minutes.

Bjorn Lomborg on Global Warming

No matter the source of climate change, natural or anthropogenic, the real issue is about solutions. Will "proposals" solve the problem and are they worth the effort. Prof. Lomborg explores whether or not we should even try to end climate change given other more pressing matters we have to consider. About 18 minutes.

Dealing with the Police



A guide to your rights when you encounter the police. Alas, this is only about what rights you have. There is no guarantee as to what rights the police will respect. About 45 minutes.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Taking Liberty: A film on the Blair legacy.



A film preview, about 2 minutes.

Doomsday Called Off: Global Warming 5 parts

A documentary of about one hour, in five segments, from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.





The Philosophy of Liberty

An introduction to the basic principles of liberty from the International Society for Individual Liberty for about 8 minutes.



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Big Brother: with Penn and Teller

Penn & Teller looks at Big Brother in the form of the Patriot Act. About 30 minutes.

Torture and violence in Zimbabwe

A collection of news reports on the horrible state violence in Zimbabwe. About 10 minutes.

Nadelman on Tobacco Prohibition

Ethan Nadelman of the Drug Policy Network on tobacco restrictions. About 5 minutes.

The War on Drugs with Milton Friedman

The late Milton Friedman debates Republican Drug Warrior Pete Wilson concern drug prohibition. About 30 minutes.

Sunday, March 18, 2007