Inventory of the Institute for Humane Studies Miscellaneous Records, 1955-1975

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Title: Institute for Humane Studies miscellaneous records
Date (inclusive): 1955-1975
Collection Number: 85023
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 11 manuscript boxes (4.4 linear feet)
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Institute for Humane Studies.

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.

Accruals

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Historical Note

The Institute for Human Studies was established in 1961 in Menlo Park, California by Dr. F.A. Harper. As a former economics professor at Cornell University, Dr. Harper made it his goal to establish an institute whose primary mission would focus on, "research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity, and social harmony." Since its 1985 relocation to Fairfax, Virginia the institute has been associated with George Mason University where it continues today in the goals established by Dr. Harper.
Source: "History and Mission." Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014. https://www.theihs.org/history-mission.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection comprised of sound recordings of lectures by various economists and other speakers delivered at the Institute for Humane Studies, relating to laissez-faire economic and political theory; correspondence, memoranda and financial records, relating to production of the festschrift Toward Liberty (1971) in honor of the Austrian-American economist Ludwig von Mises, and to a visit to the United States by the Austrian economist Friedrich A. von Hayek in 1975.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992.
Von Mises, Ludwig, 1881-1973.
Economics.
Laissez-faire.
Liberty.
Political science.

Box 1-10

Sound recordings of lectures, interviews, discussions, and meetings 1955-1977

Physical Description: 141 sound tape reels
Box 1

A group discussion with Armen Alchian 17 June 1959

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Scope and Contents note

Several men discuss the implications of Alchian's theories on property and liberty.
Box 1

Armen Alchian lecture: Economics as a Science of Choice 15 June 1969

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Scope and Contents note

Series: Microscopic View of Freedom (Individual)
Alchian examines why people make the choices they do, illustrating his different points with a variety of scenarios.
Box 1

Armen Alchian lecture: General Utility Approach to Case of Monopoly versus Competition 17 June 1959

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Box 1

Armen Alchian lecture: Private Property 16 June 1969

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Scope and Contents note

Alchian argues that the individual is most free when it respects private property the most.
Box 1

Arthur Shenfield speech: Road to Serfdom + 30 Years 20 January 1973

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Scope and Contents note

Shenfield examines the ideas in F. A. Hayek's book The Road to Serfdom and how they apply to the world since publication of the book. He believes the world has not turned away from the road to serfdom directly, however, the book has indirectly influenced economic policy.
Box 1

H. W. Luhnow remarks about the Mayer film 'What Can I Do?' 30 November 1961

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Speaking to the employees of the Volker Company, Luhnow comments on what Americans can do to re-instill the American spirit in themselves and resist communism. He calls for increased Christianity in America as part of this.
Box 1

Interview with Professor W. H. Hutt 14 July 1971

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Scope and Contents note

Description on the back of the tape box reads:
Interview with Prof. W. H. Hutt by W. M. Evers III, H. G. Resch, Mark Venezia, Jonathan Kahn, and John Hagel on the evening of 13 July '71.
Box 1

James Doenges speech: Is Collective Defense Possible? 24 July 1961

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Scope and Contents note

Dr. Doenges speaks at the Freedom School.
Box 1

James Doenges talk at the Freedom School on Social Security 04 August 1957

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Box 1

James M. Rogers lecture: What Can I Do? 02 August 1968

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Box 1

Pepperdine lecture by Dr. William Mayer 19 April 1961

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Scope and Contents note

This lecture concerns communist management of American soldiers in captivity in Korea.
Box 1

Robert LeFevre lecture: An Individual's Defense 30 July 1961

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Scope and Contents note

A talk on the individual's rights to defend themselves and their property.
The sound quality on the accessioned tape is poor.
Box 1

Sandia lecture by Dr. William Mayer

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Scope and Contents note

Dr. Mayer speaks about a study of U.S. prisoners of war in Korea. He says the Koreans have developed, as much as possible, the ultimate weapon: brainwashing prisoners of war.
Box 1

Stuart R. Crane speech: Proofs of a Conspiracy 01 November 1969

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"Proofs of a Conspiracy" - A Seminar conducted by Stuart R. Crane, Ph.D.
Bob Jones, of the university of the same name, introduces Crane.
The program from the event lists the subjects of the talk as:
- Why the super-rich support socialism.
- The interlock between the super-rich and the left.
- How history is distorted by the educators and the news media.
- Why big business wants government controls.
- How the U.S. finances Communism.
- The Establishment's control of Communism.
- Why the federal government wants riots.
- Why the Black Nationalists and the New Left are really tools of the Establishment.
- Why Nixon continues LBJ's policies.
- Why the Establishment must have no-win wars.
While this inventory matches the content of the talk, other paper materials included with the tape indicate the talk happened in Massachusetts. However, during the recording, Crane indicates that the event takes place in California.
Box 2

Aaron Director speech on monopoly as treated by the classical economists 02 June 1956

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Box 2

Aaron Director speech on the classical liberal school 11 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

Director examines the classical liberal school (particularly Smith, Mill, and Hume) and its relevance to the contemporary world. Topics include the division of labor, self-interest, decentralization of government, voluntary exchange, government intervention, civil liberty, and the relationship of political and economic freedoms.
Box 2

Armen Alchian lecture: Academic Tenure 22 June 1959

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A talk on education, including school tuition, state support of education, and tenure.
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Armen Alchian lecture: Legal and Economic Analysis of Monopoly and Competition 18 June 1959

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Scope and Contents note

Alchian examines monopoly and competition, especially as it applies to labor unions and particularly the Teamsters.
The accessioned tape also includes a discussion with Morley of success of the federal government.
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Armen Alchian lecture: Monopoly Theory and Inflation 23 June 1959

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Armen Alchian lecture: Problems of Monopoly: Discrimination and Restrictions on Entry 19 June 1959

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Scope and Contents note

Alchian examines the barriers of entry that a monopoly creates using examples such as bankers, used-car dealers, insurance agents, and university football programs.
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Armen Alchian lecture: Property Rights in Inflation 24 June 1959

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Box 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture 17 June 1957

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Herrell DeGraff lecture 19 June 1957

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Herrell DeGraff lecture 21 June 1957

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Herrell DeGraff lecture on agricultural economics 27 June 1957

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Herrell DeGraff lecture on agricultural economics 28 June 1957

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Herrell DeGraff lecture on agriculture and the Commodity Credit Corporation 26 June 1957

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Herrell DeGraff lecture on technology in agriculture 24 June 1957

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Box 3

A discussion with Milton Friedman 22 June 1955

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Scope and Contents note

Topics covered include: deposits, fractional reserve systems, the Federal Reserve, fixed exchange rates, gold, freedom of choice and monopoly. Throughout, Friedman and the others use a variety of goods to illustrate their point: bricks, Aspirin, paintings, hi-fi systems, etc.
Box 3

Aaron Director speech on freedom of enterprise and monopoly 18 June 1956

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Aaron Director speech on full employment policy. 20 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

Director argues that the public policy of full employment is not a new concept; it is grounded in the idea of maximum output.
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Aaron Director speech on housing prices 23 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

In this talk, Director discusses housing prices. He covers price controls, housing assistance, and zoning regulations.
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Aaron Director speech on monopolies 16 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

Director speaks about monopolies, not monopoly price theory.
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Aaron Director speech on monopoly 15 June 1956

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Aaron Director speech on new conservatives 14 June 1956

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Director speaks about the new conservatives. Critical of the group, he compares and contrasts them against the liberal school. He covers a variety of topics including, but by far not limited to: humanities and utilitarian education, materialism, agriculture and commerce, and their intellectual base of Marx.
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Milton Friedman lecture on welfare considerations 24 June 1955

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Friedman speaks about several issues all tied to welfare considerations. Topics include, but are not limited to: public housing, medical care--with particular emphasis on the British experience and the AMA's prohibition of foreign-trained doctors, and minimum wage laws.
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Milton Friedman lecture: Distribution of Income 25 June 1955

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Milton Friedman lecture: Education and the State 23 June 1955

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman looks at the role of government in education. He believes that the state does have a concern in education, but he believes it should be left at funding of but not administration of education. Central to his analysis is the neighborhood-effect, in the process comparing education requirements to safety requirements in automobiles. He advocates a voucher system, though not by that name. He looks at the implications of his system on racial segregation.
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Milton Friedman lecture: International Monetary Arrangements 20 June 1955

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Friedman speaks about exchange rates in international trade. He is critical of fixed rates, instead advocating flexible rates.
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Milton Friedman lecture: Monopoly and the Role of the State 21 June 1955

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman discusses monopoly, antitrust, competition, and things that restrict competition such as patents, tariffs, and building codes.
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Milton Friedman seminar 17 June 1955

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Scope and Contents note

This recording sounds like a seminar Friedman had with a small audience, who regularly ask questions and for clarifications. The session has more of a feel of a workshop than a traditional lecture. The focus seems to be on wages and prices.
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Milton Friedman speech: Basic Principles of Liberalism 16 June 1958

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman analyzes the history of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such as Adam Smith to his contemporary world where it is more commonly called libertarianism, a term Friedman dislikes due to its closeness to the word libertine.
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A group discussion with Milton Friedman 27 June 1958

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Milton Friedman speech: Discrimination in Employment and Education 19 June 1958

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Scope and Contents note

Dr. Friedman examines discrimination against ethnic and racial minorities. He believes a liberal, free-market system is the most beneficial system to these groups. He explains how the situations where discrimination is most prevalent is also where the situations are the most monopolistic. Other topics include, but are not limited to: taste vs. discrimination, free vs. fair speech, and right-to-work laws.
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Milton Friedman speech: Distribution of Income and Welfare Actions of Government 24 June 1958

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Milton Friedman speech: Foreign Aid and Economic Development 25 June 1958

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Friedman speaks about the intersection of foreign aid, tariffs, developed countries, and underdeveloped countries.
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Milton Friedman speech: Is a Free Society Stable? 26 June 1958

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With a "random comments" structure, Friedman ponders if a free country is stable on the long term. He analyzes this question noting that the history of the world has shown that despotism has been the natural state of man. He focuses his attention on the development and rejection of liberalism in the United Kingdom.
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Milton Friedman speech: Monopoly and the Social Responsiblity of Businessmen 27 June 1968

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Friedman speaks about monopolies, oligopoly, competition, labor unions, and cartels.
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Milton Friedman speech: Problems of Maintaining Economic Stability 18 June 1958

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Scope and Contents note

In this speech, Friedman concentrates on the stability of money. In the process, he looks at backing a currency with commodities, counterfeiting, the dollar during the Civil War, the Federal Reserve System, a history of American monetary policy particularly during the Great Depression, and the role of government in monetary policy.
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Milton Friedman speech: Role of Government in a Liberal Society 17 June 1958

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Friedman looks at the role of government in a free society. Topics include: means and ends, unanimity without homogeneity, proportional representation, neighborhood effects and regulation, paternalism over the insane and children, occupational licensing, and parks.
Among the audience is F.A. Hayek, who asks a question.
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Friedman-Kemp discussion 17 June 1958

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A discussion on the role of government, with an emphasis on a liberal society.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Coercion and the State 12 June 1956

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Part of the June 1956 series of lectures, The Creative Powers of the Free Civilization
Hayek speaks about the use of coercion by the government and how this is different from coercion used by others. He argues that society institutes government to stop worse coercion by others. Saying coercion is not all the influence men can have on others, nor the state in which all choice is eliminated, he defines coercion as when a person makes it so that what he wants someone else to do is the least evil choice. Following, he spends much time explaining what is, what is not, and what leaves an opening for coercion. He believes law is a pre-condition of freedom. To him, coercion is objectionable because it is a form of destroying a mind; it does not allow a man to make proper choice. On how coercion by government differs from other coercions, he says the government usually acts with the threat of coercion, though he states taxation is a form of coercion. Hayek believes coercion is only justifiable to stop the harm of other persons than the coerced person; it cannot be used when the only people affected are the participants in an activity--Hayek uses the example of homosexuality. He finishes by mentioning John Stuart Mill.
Topics discussed during the following question-and-answer session include, among others, conscription, taxation, Hayek versus Mill, Nazism/fascism, changing definitions of coercion, and monopoly and collusion versus coercion.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Freedom, Reason, and Tradition 18 June 1956

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Hayek looks at how various thinkers and noted people have approached freedom, liberalism, and reason through the years.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Law, Command, and Order 13 June 1956

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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Man's Ignorance of Civilization 14 June 1956

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Hayek speaks about how man's ignorance of various things prevents mankind from moving forward. Included, he looks at the individual and its relationship with civilization and culture.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Progress 15 June 1956

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Hayek speaks about progress of society, what it is, what it means, whether it is inevitable, what causes it, and the importance of freedom in the equation.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Equality, Value, and Merit 19 June 1956

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Hayek speaks about compensation for work and its place in economic, political, and social systems.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Evolution and Significance of Rule of Law 21 June 1956

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Hayek outlines the history of the rule of law from antiquity to the present.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Housing and Town Planning 25 June 1958

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Saying cities are what defines civilization from primitive cultures, Hayek looks at the role of government and society in defining city life. He argues that while private property rights are not the end-all decider of what one can do with land, the marketplace has been the most efficient allocator of resources--as opposed to central planning. He is harshly critical of rent control and housing cost ceilings. He also looks at government subsidized housing. He finished analyzing building regulations.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Rule of Law (continued) 23 June 1956

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This talk is a continuation of his previous talk on the rule of law. This talk focuses more on what the rule of law is and its implications.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Social Security 18 June 1958

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Hayek looks at the relationship of the individual and society when it comes to those than cannot provide for themselves. Included, he looks at the possibly of requiring people to purchase insurance to provide for them in times of need. While he looks at similar programs throughout the West, he concentrates on the United States' program. He feels it is a highest problem that the program is seen as an account someone pays into and not as a welfare program.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: Taxation and Redistribution 20 June 1958

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Hayek recalls the history of taxation and the aims of various taxes through history.
The audio is of poor quality at the beginning.
There is a second program on the original tape, as if someone (poorly) recorded over a group discussion with the talk by Hayek.
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Friedrich August von Hayek speech: The Decline of Socialism and the Rise of the Welfare State 16 June 1958

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek delivers the first of a series of lectures on concrete dangers to a liberal society. He defines liberty as a state where state coercion is at a minimum. This lecture is an analysis of various experiments with socialism and the varying degrees of a welfare state throughout the West.
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Herbert Heaton speech: Competitive Features of Modern Enterprise During Last 150 Years 22 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

Heaton recalls the economic history of the West of the previous 150 years.
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Herbert Heaton speech: Development of Entrepreneurship and Capital 20 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

To Heaton, entrepreneurship encompasses
1. One-man, family, or partnership
2. Joint stock corporation
3. Public Enterprise
His discussion of capital focuses on its origin and accumulation.
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Herbert Heaton speech: Development of Entrepreneurship and Capital (continuation) 21 June 1956

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Herbert Heaton speech: Industrial Revolution 16 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

Heaton recalls the history of the Industrial Revolution.
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Herbert Heaton speech: Medieval and Mercantilist Enterprise 13 June 1956

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Heaton recalls the living conditions, both stereotypical and real, of Medieval civilizations in Europe. He uses this to compare and contrast it with contemporary conditions, values, and appraisals of Medieval times.
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Herbert Heaton speech: Period from 1450 to 1750 14 June 1956

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Herbert Heaton speech: The Widening Range of Competitive Enterprise in the 19th Century 18 June 1956

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Scope and Contents note

A talk on the industrial revolution.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Freedom and Certainty of the Law 19 June 1958

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Scope and Contents note

The sound quality is terrible at the head of the program.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193192&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Freedom and Constraint 17 June 1958

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The sound quality is terrible at the beginning and the end.
In this talk, Leoni looks at how the concept of constraint defines what freedom is. As with his lecture the previous day, he touches on semantics, but for the most part looks at the contrast between freedom and constraint and how this defines both. He argues that freedom and liberty are the same thing and that it is ridiculous to argue about a freedom from some other thing.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193188&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Freedom and Legislation 20 June 1958

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The sound quality at the head of program is terrible.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193194&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Freedom and the Rule of Law 18 June 1958

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Leoni examines the rule of law, how it is fundamentally an English-speaking world creation, and its application around the world.
The text of the lecture was available from The Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193190&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Which Freedom? 16 June 1958

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Leoni examines the various definitions of the word "freedom." He argues the semantic differences between ideologies and/or locations is a serious problem. He calls for economists and politicians to work toward ending this problem, though he notes (with a nod to Ludwig von Mises) some people often purposefully misuse words for their own benefit.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193186&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
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Herbert Heaton speech: Balance Sheet: A Look at Freedom and Competitive Enterprise, 30's-50's 23 June 1956

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Heaton speaks about the nationalization of industries in Great Britain and the United States in the first half of the 20th century.
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John Jewkes first lecture on science and technology 23 June 1959

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John Jewkes lecture on Great Britain as the highest profile welfare state 15 June 1959

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A talk on Great Britain as the highest profile welfare state. He notes that the prime beneficiary of this system is the middle class, not the poor who the system was designed to benefit.
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John Jewkes lecture on health care in Great Britain 18 June 1959

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Jewkes delivers a lecture continuing the previous lecture's focus on health care in Great Britain. He uses this examination to then look at the health care system of the United States.
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John Jewkes lecture on John Kenneth Galbraith and the book The Affluent Society 25 June 1959

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Jewkes provides his thoughts on John Kenneth Galbraith and the book The Affluent Society. He argues that the book is appealing to people because it assures people they can be both humane and wealthy, where the contemporary, conventional wisdom holds the two as mutually exclusive. Jewkes finds Galbraith's history atrocious before examining Galbraith's economic arguments.
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John Jewkes lecture on location and productivity in manufacturing 16 June 1959

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This talk is about the effect of location on manufacturers on productivity in Great Britain and what role the government should play in determining where businesses and factories are located.
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John Jewkes lecture on nationalization of industries in Great Britain 19 June 1959

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Jewkes look at nationalization of industries in Great Britain and how this relates to the welfare state.
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John Jewkes lecture on the National Health Service of Great Britain 17 June 1959

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This talk is on the National Health Service of Great Britain and who should pay for medical care in an ideal system.
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John Jewkes second lecture on science and technology 24 June 1959

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Antagonistically, Jewkes delivers a second lecture on science and technology. He argues that education in science and technology is not more important than education in "the humane studies." He goes on to argue how knowledge in such studies is more important than faster advancement through technology or science. He believes there is a danger in oversupply of scientists.
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A group discussion with Bruno Leoni 20 June 1958

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Concerns coercion, progressive taxation, etc.
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A group discussion with Felix Morley 16 June 1959

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"Free Society and Federalism"
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Freedom and Commonwealth 25 June 1958

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This lecture is about group decisions and individual choices.
The sound quality is suboptimal at times, with a high-pitched squeal audible.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193198&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of JS, 27 Aug 2012.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Freedom and Representation 23 June 1958

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Includes a discussion at the end about market and political aspects of stockholder voting and rights in the modern corporation.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193196&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Possibility of a Restoration of a Maximum Area of Free Individual Choice 27 June 1958

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The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193200&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
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Felix Morley lecture: Federal System (U.S.) of Divided and Separated Power 17 June 1959

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Morley lectures on the American federal system: of state governments, a national government, and the people's opinions thereon. One point he emphasizes is how misuse and abuse of words like national and federal have lead to a great deal of confusion in the country.
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Felix Morley lecture: Federalism 25 June 1959

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Morley analyzes the importance of federalism as the nature of freedom.
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Felix Morley lecture: Freedom and Its Connection with Particular Forms of Government 15 June 1959

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Morley delivers the introductory lecture to the Sixth Institute on Freedom and Competitive Enterprise, held at Claremont Men's College (later known as Claremont McKenna College) in Claremont, California.
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Felix Morley lecture: Imperial Washington 22 June 1959

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Morley lectures on how the United States' government is revealed in its international relations. He does this in showing how America is susceptible to the service state.
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Felix Morley lecture: Nature of Federal Form of Government 16 June 1959

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Morley examines federalism in the American system. In the process, he compares it to other forms of government in other countries, other eras, and Indian tribes. Occasionally through the lecture, he references the lecture of John Jewkes earlier that day. He places some importance on noting that the American system is not a political democracy.
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Felix Morley lecture: Response to Changing Characteristics of a Society in Political Government 18 June 1959

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Morley looks at how government systems, with the focus on the American system, change shape over time, through amendment or Constitutional interpretation by the judiciary. In the process, he thoroughly analyzes the response to the 14th amendment and its ratification process.
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Felix Morley lecture: Service State 19 June 1959

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Morley looks at the political aspects of the welfare state and the permanence thereof.
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Felix Morley lecture: Tenacity of Tradition 24 June 1959

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Morley lectures on the factors operating to maintain the system of federalism despite centralizing tendencies and pressures. Included is an analysis of the voting process and Electoral College.
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Felix Morley lecture: United States Economy Has Vested Interest in Preparation for War 28 June 1959

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Morley is troubled by the increasing reliance of the United States economy on defense spending since the end of World War II. Because of this, he looks at the foreign and military polices of the country. An important crux of his argument is the amount of democracy in a country's political system and its effectiveness.
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David McCord Wright discussion seminar 20 June 1955

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A discussion on Marxim, socialism, and capitalism.
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David McCord Wright speech: Barriers to Communication 22 June 1955

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A talk about socialist and communist societies and how liberals can successfully engage, debate, and refute the socialist and communist ideas.
As a follow up to Wright's claim in the lecture that universities ought to be able to show how many faculty members can provide the pro-capitalist/anti-communist arguments, Wright and Milton Friedman debate the makeup of university economic department faculties.
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David McCord Wright speech: German Economy vs. British Economy: A Comparison of the Post-War Rates of Recovery 21 June 1955

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Wright examines why the German economy grew faster than the British economy following World War II, when both countries were devastated.
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David McCord Wright speech: Wage Theory: Role of Unions in the Free Society 23 June 1955

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Wright examines the effect of labor unions on wages, taking both a historical and a contemporary view. He believes union power is analogous to corporate power and that neither should be allowed to achieve too large a size.
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David McCord Wright speech: Weakness of the Free World 13 June 1955

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Wright speaks about the strengths and weaknesses the West and the communists possess in economic, social, moral, morale, and military matters.
The sound quality is poor due to the tape's paper base.
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Jacques Rueff discussion seminar 21 June 1955

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Jacques Rueff speech: Correlation of Unemployment to Wage and Price Mechanism 21 June 1955

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Jacques Rueff speech: European Community of Steel and Coal 22 June 1955

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Jacques Rueff speech: Forty Years of Monetary Experience in Europe 18 June 1955

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The very beginning of the talk is unavailable on the tape and thus on the digital file.
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Jacques Rueff speech: German Monetary Reform 20 June 1955

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Jacques Rueff speech: How to Influence Those Who Don't Agree With Us 25 June 1955

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A talk on the Marxist theory of surplus value
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Jacques Rueff speech: Monetary Theory and Economic Policy 17 June 1955

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Jacques Rueff speech: The Monetary Mechanism and the Keynesian Theory 16 June 1955

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Parable of the diner today
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Jacques Rueff speech: View of a World Without Economic Intervention 24 June 1955

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Rueff lectures on prices and the price system with liberal and socialist/communist economic systems.
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Arthur Kemp lecture: Common-Law Attitude Toward Monopoly and Thomas LeDuc lecture: Agrarian Bias in American Historical Writing 10 August 1962-13 August 1962

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Part 1: Arthur Kemp lecture: Common-Law Attitude Toward Monopoly
Part 2: Thomas LeDuc lecture: Agrarian Bias in American Historical Writing
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Arthur Kemp lecture: Domestic Monetary Framework 29 June 1962

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A talk on the monetary policy of the United States, with both historical and contemporary considerations.
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Arthur Kemp lecture: Economic Systems: Isms and Schisms 01 August 1962

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Professor Kemp speaks about liberalism--as embodied in F. A. Hayek--in the contemporary world, especially as it relates to conservatism--as embodied by Russell Kirk--and what Americans refer to as liberalism, a kind focused on welfare.
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Arthur Kemp lecture: Government's Role in Education and Similar Activities and Thomas LeDuc lecture: The Age of Jackson 07 August 1962

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Arthur Kemp lecture: International Monetary Order and Thomas LeDuc lecture: Political Party Competition and Foreign Relations Before 1812 06 August 1962

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Le Duc speaks about the early foreign policy of the United States of America and how it intersects with economic and trade matters.
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Arthur Kemp lecture: The Domestic Monetary Framework and Thomas LeDuc lecture: Historical Relativism and Objectivity 03 August 1962

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Arthur Kemp lecture: The Role of Government and That of the Market and discussion 02 August 1962

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Kemp discusses the proper role of government and market forces in society, touching on broad topics such as paternalism before looking at how his ideas apply to specific issues. He speaks broadly, but often cites examples from and for the United States.
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David McCord Wright discussion seminar 24 June 1955

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David McCord Wright speech: Some Modern Confusions 24 June 1955

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Wright speaks about capitalism, particularly the notion that capitalism and private property are the same thing. He goes on to compare and contrast the systems, such as, for one of many points, which system is most beneficial to artists.
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H. Scott Gordon lecture: Conservation and Utilization of Natural Resources and Thomas LeDuc lecture: Turner's Frontier Hypothesis 09 August 1962-10 August 1962

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Part 1: H. Scott Gordon lecture: Conservation and Utilization of Natural Resources, 9 Aug 1962
Gordon looks at natural resources from the economist's perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to, ephemeral resources; the economist's prefered usage level of renewable resources than those of, for example, fisherman; resource conservation as investment; resources as market competitors; food and farming economics.
Part 2: Thomas LeDuc lecture: Turner's Frontier Hypothesis, 10 Aug 1962
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H. Scott Gordon lecture: Resources, Wealth, and Economic Growth and Sylvester Petro lecture: An Historical Survey of the Monopoly Problem 08 August 1962

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Part 1: H. Scott Gordon lecture: Resources, Wealth, and Economic Growth
Part 2: Sylvester Petro lecture: An Historical Survey of the Monopoly Problem
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Thomas LeDuc lecture: Eastern Migration as a Safety-Valve of Urban Discontent and Sylvester Petro lecture: Monopoly and Competition Identified 09 August 1962

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Part 1: Thomas LeDuc lecture: Eastern Migration as a Safety-Valve of Urban Discontent
Part 2: Sylvester Petro lecture: Monopoly and Competition Identified
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Thomas LeDuc lecture: Fresh Thinking on the Reconstruction Period 08 August 1962

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LeDuc speaks about the United States following the Civil War including the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the relationship between branches of government (President-Congress, House-Senate, etc.).
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Thomas LeDuc lectures: 'Federalism and Anti-Federalism' and 'The Historians and the Constitution' 01 August 1962-02 August 1962

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Part 1: Federalism and Anti-Federalism
Part 2: The Historians and the Constitution
In this second speech, Le Duc analyzes American history, focusing on how the method a historian works under influences the history they write and how this applies to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
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Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Manifest Destiny and the American Mission and Felix Morley lecture: The Practice of Government 16 August 1962

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Part 1: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr. lecture: Manifest Destiny and the American Mission
Ekirch looks at American foreign policy through its history. He begins looking at the concept of Manifest Destiny. He uses this as a springboard to examine the American Revolution's influence throughout the world and America's later foreign relations throughout the world.
Part 2: Felix Morley lecture: The Practice of Government
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Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Peace and Isolationism Between Wars and James W. Wiggins lecture: Methods of Sociology 22 August 1962

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Part 1: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Peace and Isolationism Between Wars
Part 2: James W. Wiggins lecture: Methods of Sociology
The bulk of both talks is available, though neither is a totally complete recording of the lecture.
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Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: The Cold War in Perspective and Arthur Kemp lecture: Foreign Aid and Assistance in a Free Society 27 August 1962-28 August 1962

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Part 1: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: The Cold War in Perspective
Part 2: Arthur Kemp lecture: Foreign Aid and Assistance in a Free Society
A significant portion of Kemp's lecture is unavailable due to what sounds like a recording error at the time of initial creation.
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Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: The Coming of World War II and Arthur Kemp lecture: The Welfare State: National Health Services 23 August 1962

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Part 1: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: The Coming of World War II
Part 2: Arthur Kemp lecture: The Welfare State: National Health Services
Kemp looks at the health care systems of the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: The Permanent War Economy and the Power Elite 28 August 1962

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Arthur Kemp lecture: Economics of Social Security and Medical Care and Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Total War and Individual Freedom 24 August 1962

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Part 1: Arthur Kemp lecture: Economics of Social Security and Medical Care
Part 2: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Total War and Individual Freedom
Ekirch looks at the American experiences in war, particularly World War I and World War II, and the corresponding influence on economic freedom and civil liberties.
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Arthur Kemp lectures: 'Distribution of Wealth and Income' and 'Slogans and Inferences: Full Employment, Forced Economic Growth, The Affluent Society' 21 August 1962-22 August 1962

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Part 1: 'Distribution of Wealth and Income'
Part 2: 'Slogans and Inferences: Full Employment, Forced Economic Growth, The Affluent Society'
Kemp examines what is meant by "full employment", a term he does not like, and the effect of policies enacted to achieve it.
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Bruno Leoni lecture: Law, Economy, and Individual Freedom and Arthur Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Changing U.S. Military Institutions 20 August 1962

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Part 1: Bruno Leoni lecture: Law, Economy, and Individual Freedom
Part 2: Arthur Ekirch lecture: Changing U.S. Military Institutions
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Interview with Ludwig Lachmann 17 July 1974

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This interview concerns the history of economic thought, Austrian school, South African conditions, etc.
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Louis M. Spadaro lecture: Liberal Economic Thought and Its Background and Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Foundations of American Foreign Policy 15 August 1962

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Part 1: Louis M. Spadaro lecture: Liberal Economic Thought and Its Background
Spadaro traces the history of Western and liberal economic thought from Plato, Aristotle, and the ancient Israelis through Adam Smith to the present.
Part 2: Arthur A. Ekirch lecture: Foundations of American Foreign Policy
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Louis M. Spadaro lecture: The 19th Century Attack on Economic Liberalism and Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: From Isolation to Imperialism 16 August 1962-17 August 1962

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Part 1:
Louis M. Spadaro lecture: The 19th Century Attack on Economic Liberalism
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Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: From Isolation to Imperialism
Ekirch looks at how the Progressive movement in the United States turned the country's foreign relations stance from isolationism to imperialism. Particular focus is placed on growing paternalism by the government in domestic affairs, President Roosevelt, Anglo-Saxon chauvinism/racism.
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Louis M. Spadaro lecture: The Basic Issues: An Evaluation and Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Significance of the First World War 21 August 1962

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Part 1: Louis M. Spadaro lecture: The Basic Issues: An Evaluation
Part 2: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., lecture: Significance of the First World War
Ekirch argues that American involvement in World War I was the climax of the Progressive Era and caused the backlash against Progressivism. Key figures in his narrative are Wilson, Dewey, Bourne, and Carver. He further shows how war results in centralization of power.
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Louis M. Spadaro lecture: The Neo-Classical Defense and Bruno Leoni lecture: Current Ideas on Federalism 17 August 1962

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Part 1: Louis M. Spadaro lecture: The Neo-Classical Defense
Spadaro focuses on defending against the ideas of Marx.
Part 2: Bruno Leoni lecture: Current Ideas on Federalism
Leoni speaks about federalism in the United States.
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Meeting of the Institute for Humane Studies on 10 Jun 1977 10 June 1977

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The first featured speaker is Lou Spadaro, the Institute's new president. His remarks are on "the why" of the Institute. He then introduces Professor Hayek.
Hayek provides moral arguments for defeating socialism. He begins by saying the goals of the Institute are his, and that they both work to supply people with ideas for two reasons: helping business people defend their property and persuade politicians, and they provide intellectuals with the truth. Following, he lays the background for the talk by reflecting on the philosophical background of economists and how that affects their work. Getting to the thesis of his talk, he argues that one needs to make both the economic and moral arguments to defeat socialism, that one cannot do so with either by itself. Hayek then concentrates his time on the moral arguments. Touching on many facets, one such argument is calling the term "social justice" to be meaningless, arguing to demand the concept of social justice is to demand the destruction of western society. He ends by commenting on young people's relationship with classical liberalism. A short question-and-answer session follows the talk.
Charles Koch functions as a master of ceremonies for the meeting and, with Ken Templeton, gives introductions.
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Sylvester Petro lectures 'Trade Unions and the Monopoly Problem' and 'Competition, Monopoly and Anti-Trust Laws' 13 August 1962-14 August 1962

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Part 1: Trade Unions and the Monopoly Problem
Part 2: Competition, Monopoly and Anti-Trust Laws
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Thomas LeDuc lecture: Environment and Human Intelligence and Felix Morley lecture: The Theory of Government 14 August 1962

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Part 1: Thomas LeDuc lecture: Environment and Human Intelligence
Part 2: Felix Morley lecture: The Theory of Government
 

Offce Files, 1970-1975

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Materials comprised of various administrative records including correspondence, contracts, memoranda, and financial documents.
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Correspondence with Bettina Bien (Samples of Mises signatures), 1971

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Dot Design Cost Estimates - Mises 90th: Contract with Edwards, 1970-1972

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Hayek - 1975 Fellowship, 1975

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Mises Festschrift - Curran Library (Toward Liberty), 1971-1972

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Mises 90th Festschrift Planning, 1971

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Mises, Ludwig von, 1972-1973

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Mises 90th Solicitations: Financial Contributions, 1970-1971

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Towards Liberty - Reprints 1970-1972