Palmer R. Chitester Fund
Most widely held works about Palmer R. Chitester Fund
Most widely held works by Palmer R. Chitester Fund
Is America #one ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Looks at what makes the United States successful and its citizens prosperous as compared to other countries and peoples in the world.
Greed ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Explores how the profit motive has spurred civilization's accomplishments. Provides examples that show in order to get money from people, one must provide value for them in return; thus, everybody wins. Interviews profit-motivated people ranging from Ted Turner to small business owners to assembly-line workers. Shows how their self-interest becomes society's gain. Segment 1 covers competition (incentives), scarcity, exchange, comparitive advantage, zero-sum fallacy, and the robber baron myth. Segment 2 covers rules and human behavior, prisoner's dilemma, property rights, the money bowl experiment, and the "commons." Segment 3 covers the definition of greed, income distribution, marginal productivity, junk bonds. corporate takeovers, wealth, and growth.
Are we scaring ourselves to death ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A discussion of the things that Americans fear the most: crime, environmental pollution, food contamination, accidents, etc. and the way in which statistics and news reporting have made the situation seem worse than it is.
Free loaders ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Depicts examples of freeloading such as celebrity freebies, pan handlers, "corporate welfare," how the poor, middle class and rich freeload using the government. Segment 1 covers basic economic principles and concepts, including incentives, scarcity, supply and demand analysis (marginal cost and marginal benefit principle); addresses moral aspects related to "sponging"; and includes a discussion with three students who defend freeloading. Segment 2 discusses basic principle concepts of economic theory; public interest vs. public choice; rules of government; human behavior; prisoner's dilemma.
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.
Freeloaders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
While most Americans reject the idea of "something for nothing," the size and anonymitiy of modern society provide temptations and opportunities. Stossel depicts examples of freeloading such as celebrity freebies, pan handlers, "corporate welfare, " how the poor, middle class and rich freeload using the government.
Understanding ancient North America a conversation [with] Paul Zolbrod [and] James Adovasio ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"Can physical archaeology and the oral traditions of existing Native Americans be brought together in the search for better understanding of past cultures? The potential for such linkage is explored in this conversation."--Publisher's catalog.
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.
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.
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.
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 founders & native American government ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Dr. William P. Garvey, President of Mercyhurst College, Paul Zolbrod, Fredrick F. Seely Professor of English at Allegheny College and James Adovasio, Director of Anthropology and Archaeology at Mercyhurst College discuss whether the founders of the United States used the Confederation of the Iroquois and other native governments as models for our Constitution.
Dr. Walter Williams by Walter E Williams ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Walter Williams, economist at George Mason University, discusses his views on political and economic solutions to racism, poverty, and unemployment.
Dr. Gary S. Becker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Dr. Gary S. Becker discusses his views on rational social behavior.
Robotics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Chuck Thorpe, Principal Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University and Dr. Takeo Kanade, Director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University discuss the 'economics' of robotics, advances in technology, and roadblocks to innovation. They also expand on the many educational and entertainment purposes of robots"--Ideachannel.com webpage abstract.
Preferences, self-interest, subtle choices ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Discusses economic concepts of self-interest and the future consequences of subtle choices.
Erosion of the Constitution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Dr. James Buchanan, 1986 Nobel Economist and Dr. Walter Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University discuss about the U.S. Constitution and the unconsitutional practices of the government. The original framework and rule of law specified in the Constitution are often being distorted or ignored by the government and politicians.
Women in the Middle East ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Guity Nashat, Professor of History, University of Illinois, Sule Ozler, Fellow of Economics Dept. of Hoover Institution, and Joan Kennedy Taylor, author & feminist dicuss the status of women in the Middle East. Nashat and Ozler thinks oppression of women in Muslim countries was exaggerated, and in fact, Muslim women have had rights and privileges not available to women in Christian cultures.
Greed with John Stossel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A discussion of the relative value for society of accumulated excessive personal wealth as it is distributed through philanthropy or invested in economic progress. Greed is seen as a universal motivation that empowers economic growth for all by responding to the needs of consumers.
Arnaud de Borchgrave by Arnaud De Borchgrave ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Arnaud de Borchgrave, editor of the Washington Times, describes his career as a journalist and discusses United States foreign relations with the Soviet Union in light of current events.
Antiquities Archaeology--Methodology Asbestos abatement Avarice Business ethics Capitalism Comparative economics Consumer behavior Consumer protection Criminal statistics Documentary television programs Economic history Economic policy Economics Economics--Sociological aspects Ethics--Economic aspects Fear of crime Fear--Social aspects Films for the hearing impaired Folklore Food contamination Free enterprise Homeless persons Income distribution Indians of North America Indians of North America--Antiquities Learning--Physiological aspects Memory Monetary policy Muslim women Nonfiction television programs North America Oral tradition Political science Pollution Pollution--Social aspects Product safety--Standards Propaganda television programs Public service television programs Russia (Federation) Sex role--Religious aspects Social ethics Social history Television news programs Television talk shows United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Waste in government spending Wealth--Moral and ethical aspects Women in Islam