26 episodes

Economist Rosemarie Fike explores the insights and lasting legacies of the world's greatest economists, thinkers and scholars, including: Adam Smith, F.A. Hayek, John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, John Locke, Elinor Ostrom, and many more. Learn about their most important ideas, which helped to shape the free and prosperous societies that many of us enjoy today. And discover why their insights are still relevant in today’s modern world. Visit www.essentialscholars.org to download books, explore our animated videos and more.

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Economist Rosemarie Fike explores the insights and lasting legacies of the world's greatest economists, thinkers and scholars, including: Adam Smith, F.A. Hayek, John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, John Locke, Elinor Ostrom, and many more. Learn about their most important ideas, which helped to shape the free and prosperous societies that many of us enjoy today. And discover why their insights are still relevant in today’s modern world. Visit www.essentialscholars.org to download books, explore our animated videos and more.

    Robert Nozick Part 2: An Examined Life

    Robert Nozick Part 2: An Examined Life

    Dr. Aeon J. Skoble, Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University and author of The Essential Nozick, once again joins host Rosemarie Fike to discuss Nozick's perennial philosophical insights and how they might be applied today, including personal autonomy, the inherent morality in limited government, and even what a future society based on these core principles could look like.
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    • 43 min
    Robert Nozick Part 1: Why People Exist for Their Own Sake and Purposes

    Robert Nozick Part 1: Why People Exist for Their Own Sake and Purposes

    Dr. Aeon J. Skoble, Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University and author of The Essential Nozick, joins host Rosemarie Fike to talk about Nozick's somewhat unconventional rise to prominence in the field of philosophy, as well as discuss Nozick’s key insights on morality, individual rights, limited government and the free market.
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    • 43 min
    Joseph Schumpeter Part 2: Technology, Innovation, and the Workforce

    Joseph Schumpeter Part 2: Technology, Innovation, and the Workforce

    Russell S. Sobel, co-author of The Essential Joseph Schumpeter and Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship in the Baker School of Business at The Citadel, once again joins host Rosemarie Fike to discuss Joseph Schumpeter's most enduring and often prescient insights, including how contrary to popular belief, "creative destruction" and the technological innovation that embodies it in modern life doesn't equal mass unemployment.
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    • 54 min
    Joseph Schumpeter Part 1: Why People Come Back for More

    Joseph Schumpeter Part 1: Why People Come Back for More

    Russell S. Sobel, co-author of The Essential Joseph Schumpeter and Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship in the Baker School of Business at The Citadel, joins host Rosemarie Fike to discuss Joseph Schumpeter's life and most novel contributions to the field of economics, including "creative destruction" and how entrepreneurs allow consumers to better determine preferences. 
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    • 53 min
    Milton Friedman Part 2: Government Control and Long-Term Consequences

    Milton Friedman Part 2: Government Control and Long-Term Consequences

    Steven E. Landsburg, Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester and author of The Essential Milton Friedman, returns to discuss Friedman’s most salient ideas with host Rosemarie Fike, specifically how the expansion of government power may enable positive change but can just as easily enable negative societal change, ultimately removing choice from people and consumers. 
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    • 43 min
    Milton Friedman Part 1: Monopolies and Rising Prices

    Milton Friedman Part 1: Monopolies and Rising Prices

    Steven E. Landsburg, Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester and author of The Essential Milton Friedman, joins host Rosemarie Fike to discuss Friedman’s profound contributions to the field of economics throughout the 20th century, including his work on monopolies and the impact of rising prices.
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    • 42 min

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