Idea Channel (Firm)
Most widely held works by Idea Channel (Firm)
Unstoppable solar cycles ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Two leading climate scientists -- Dr. David Legates and Dr. Willie Soon -- explain why the current warming trend is probably natural -- the result of solar cycles -- and therefore is unstoppable. They point to evidence in Greenland -- which was much warmer at the height of the last natural warming cycle that it is today -- and elsewhere. Many other scientists support their views.
The peopling of the Americas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Two archeologists discuss the how people may have migrated to the Americas.
Game theory applications ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Dr. John F. Nash Jr., Professor of Mathematics and 1994 Nobel Prize winner, Economics, in conversation with Professor Dr. Reinhard Selten, Director Laboratory for Experimental Economics and 1994 Nobel Prize winner, Economics. Discussion includes non-corporate modeling, game theory and economic modeling.
Women in Islam ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Guity Nashat, Professor of History, Universityof Illinois, and Sule Ozler, Fellow, Economics, Hoover Institution, share theirs experiences as women reared in the Islamic tradition. Their comments and conclusions offer a fascinating and occasionally startling perspective on their culture.
Keynesian economics ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
James Tobin, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics, Yale University, and Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics, Yale University discuss the Keynesian economics and its impact on economic policy in the U.S.
The morality of the free market ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and Karen Vaughn, professor of economics at George Mason University, discuss the morality of power in countries that partake in the free market and the way this impacts the rest of the world. Addresses the criticism of prominent Christians that the free market system enriches some while oppressing many others. Williams and Vaughn suggest that because one amasses wealth by serving others, capitalism is potentially more "Christian" than the presumably more benevolent socialist systems.
Consumer behavior ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Ronald Coase and Gary Becker discuss consumer behavior as an economic theory.
For the love of work ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Professors Sidney Hook and Tibor Machan explore the controversial life and ideology of Karl Marx, giving particular attention to Marx's ideas on work.
Financial globalization and currency movement ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Prof. James Tobin ; 1981 Nobel Price in Economics in conversation with Prof. John Geanakoplos.
Learning and memory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"The panelists discuss the different scientific aspects believed to contribute to learning and memory: cellular biology, genetics, and anatomy. The panelists also consider the two fundamental components of memory: input and retrieval, and how memory itself is largely characterized by the ability to retrieve relevant information at the appropriate time. They touch on the evolution and complexity of the circuitry in the human brain, and how the circuitry in all organisms reflects their specialized anatomy"--Excerpted from The Idea Channel website.
Social security ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Dr. Franco Modgliani, Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT and 1985 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Prof. Peter Diamond, Institute Professor MIT talk about the nature, role, and problems of social security and how to change and improve it.
Self-deception : how people fool themselves ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The panelists "discuss how people fool themselves and how self-deception is not as harmful as commonly believed"--From the distributors website.
Economic analysis of health care and social security ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Hernando de Soto ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Hernando de Soto, of the Instituto Libertad y Democracia in Lima, Peru, discusses obstacles to the development of a social market economy and entrepreneurial activities in the developing countries, focusing particularly on Peru. He explores a number of dissimilarities between developed and developing nations, such as the concept of limited liability, the freedom to contract, the availability of insurance, and administrative decision-making. He also considers how dictatorships affect a country's transition to a market economy and why he believes a developing nation needs an efficient and just political system.
Globalization and the emergence of the entrepreneurial economy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Dr. David B. Audretsch, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University, and Dr. A. Roy Thurik, Professor of Industrial Economics at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, discuss economic development and the impact of the entrepreneur on the global economy"--Ideachannel.com webpage abstract.
Women and management styles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The Federal Reserve puncturing the myth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
James Buchanan and David Fand discuss the creation, history, Constitutional status, and influence and power of the Federal Reserve Board. They argue that the Federal Reserve Board often receives unwarranted credit for the effects of its policy decisions. They discuss whether the Fed follows the market instead of leading it and why they believe that the Fed has escaped both public and political criticism and, in fact, has been rewarded for its failures.
Science and religion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A discussion between Hugh Downs and Robert Jastrow concerning the creation of the earth and the origins of life.
Media in the emerging nations ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A panel discussion about media in three countries emerging from the limits of freedom of expression under Communism. Dzintra Bungs, from Latvia, moderates and represents the Baltic experience, Anna Sabbat-Swidlicka gives the perspective of Poland, and Vera Tolz explains the Russian situation. Discussion focuses on the state of openness developing in the 90's, the diminishing public confidence in television and press reporting, what the role of journalism has been, its current direction, and what it should be.
The role of government in a free society ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
William Dunkelberg discusses the role of government in a free enterprise society with two economics professors, Walter Williams and William Stull.
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