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Palmer R. Chitester Fund

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Works: 55 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 487 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Documentary television programs  History 
Classifications: BJ1535.A8, 330.1
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Is America #one? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member 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 76 WorldCat member 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 63 WorldCat member 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 45 WorldCat member 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; cost/benefit analysis; property rights; and basic institutional rules of government and their impact on freeloading. Segment 3 discusses public policy, corporate welfare, panhandlers, homeless, welfare, poverty, dependence, rent seeking, and workfare
Women in Islam ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While most Americans reject the idea of "something for nothing," the size and anonymity of modern society provide temptations and opportunities. Stossel depicts examples such as celebrity freebies, taxpayer-funded stadiums for pro sports teams, panhandlers, and "corporate welfare." Includes interviews with economist Walter Williams, who expresses concern that "dependent classes" are developing in the American economy, with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) chairman Dwayne Andreas, and with Anthony E. Marsh, Jay Blumenfeld, and Robert Moritz, the young authors of the book, "Sponging : A Guide to Living Off Those You Love."
Consumer behavior ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ronald Coase and Gary Becker discuss consumer behavior as an economic theory
Understanding ancient North America a conversation [with] Paul Zolbrod [and] James Adovasio ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member 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
Learning and memory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member 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 11 WorldCat member 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 7 WorldCat member 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 openess 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
Dr. Gary S. Becker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Gary S. Becker discusses his views on rational social behavior
The founders & native American government ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Williams, economist at George Mason University, discusses his views on political and economic solutions to racism, poverty, and unemployment
Preferences, self-interest, subtle choices ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses economic concepts of self-interest and the future consequences of subtle choices
Robotics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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
Women in the Middle East ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entrepreneur Ted Turner, economist Walter Williams, and philosopher David Kelley redefine greed, discussing its value as the driving power in business that created opportunities for others
Erosion of the Constitution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member 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
Crime, law and order, and legislative solutions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Joseph McNamara, Research Fellow at Hoover Institution, and Dr. Alex Inkeles, Senior fellow at Hoover Institution discuss about the crimes, criminal justice system and what legislation should do to reduce the crimes
 
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