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Sep 16, 2017

Show 1931 Stossel in the Classroom 2018 Edition

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Welcome to Stossel in the Classroom's 2018 Edition Free DVD videos!

This ACU show consists of our audio version of several short videos from Stossel in the Classroom 2018.

-What would life be like for us today if people didn't innovate? How different would life be if innovators needed government’s permission to innovate? Would that permission be based on politics? Would it be based on what politicians think is best for us? This segment looks at the importance of permissionless innovation.

-Space, the final frontier. Are voyages to explore strange new worlds—to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before—best left to government to fund with our tax dollars or should these efforts be conducted by the private sector at their own expense? This segment looks at government and private space exploration.

-When we think of parks, we probably think of public parks, government owned, managed, and maintained. But are all public parks managed and maintained by the government? It seems as though some aren't maintained at all. This segment looks at the role entrepreneurs can play in public parks.

-Do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Does trade with other countries hurt us? Should we produce everything on our own? This segment looks at income, jobs, and trade.

-Socialism is often seen as just another economic system, perhaps a more fair system, where people are more equal. But is it really just another economic system? Is it really more fair? This segment looks at socialism and the consequences of socialism on a country and its people.

-Does capitalism "suck"? Does socialism work better? Why do so many people support socialism? This segment looks at the effects of socialism in Venezuela and contrasts it to Chile, considered one of South America’s most prosperous countries.

-Are robots and self-driving cars the way of the future? Will robots take people's jobs? Will we really be able to relax as the car does the work? Is that safe? Will there be any jobs left to go to anyway? This segment looks at the development, use, and impact of robots and self-driving cars.


-How are technological innovations changing the way we find talent? How does it affect the way people earn money? This segment looks at the way YouTube has changed the way performers are discovered and paid.

-From Marginal Revolution University: The last 200-300 years has seen astonishing growth in prosperity. Don Boudreaux calls it "one of the greatest events of humankind." But how did that happen? Was it simply a series of events that would have taken place no matter what, or was there something more to it? The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity shows how life has changed for humans and introduces the causes of that change.

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-From the Mercatus Center: Is life today bad? Or is it awesome? Why? What about life today is an improvement from the past? Economics Made the World Great shows changes that have taken place in the past three centuries and changes that are taking place today that have made the world better. Can it be better still?

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-From Learn Liberty: Why do politicians never seem to reduce spending? With federal debt at $20 billion, nearly $62,000 per citizen, why does federal spending continue to increase? Why Politicians Don't Cut Spending explains the concept of concentrated benefits and dispersed costs, which favors recipients of government payouts at the expense of the average taxpayer.

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-From the Foundation for Economic Education: Who was Elijah McCoy? What did he do? This video takes a look at the importance of perseverance and innovation, by highlighting Elijah McCoy, whose life and accomplishments can be fine examples for all our students. He is, it is said, the Real McCoy.