Transcript
  • 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction
  • 01:19    |    
    Case for the free society
  • 02:29    |    
    Entrepreneurial living
  • 03:27    |    
    History during the year 1836
  • Nathan Rothschild
  • 06:37    |    
    Life expectancy in the United States
  • 07:21    |    
    Life expectancy in Guatemala
  • 11:36    |    
    Different entrepreneurial anecdotes
    • Portable CD player technology
    • Reena Kapoor
    • Anil Singh-Molares
    • Chan Luu
  • 13:27    |    
    Nature of entrepreneurship
  • 14:45    |    
    Historical revolutions
  • 16:27    |    
    Enlightenment culture effects
  • 17:00    |    
    War
    • Participants
    • Ideological intellectuals
    • Common grounds
    • Liberal theoreticians
  • 23:41    |    
    Collision between opposite ideologies
  • 24:55    |    
    Quotes n , John Maynard Keynes
  • 25:44    |    
    Quotes n , Friedrich A. Hayek
  • 26:34    |    
    Quotes n , Stephen Hicks
  • 27:08    |    
    Value of economic freedom
    • World income and population for last 2,000 years
    • Valid economic arguments
  • 30:52    |    
    Morality of socialism
  • Benjamin R. Barber
  • 32:45    |    
    American conservatives
    • Quotes n , Robert H. Bork
    • Quotes n , Irving Kristol
    • George Gilder
  • 38:07    |    
    Radical Islamism
  • Quotes n , Sayyid Qutb
  • 41:37    |    
    Intellectual heroes
  • 42:30    |    
    The case for a free society
  • 44:03    |    
    Scientific view of the market
  • 45:08    |    
    Free market
  • Value creation
  • 46:56    |    
    Altruism
  • Politicized altruism
  • 49:28    |    
    Predation
    • Governmental role
    • Predatory strategies
    • Lobbying
    • Degenerated governmental scope
  • 55:53    |    
    Ethical decisions
  • 57:22    |    
    Multidisciplinary approach
  • 58:45    |    
    Quotes n , Friedrich A. Hayek
  • 01:01:03    |    
    Quotes James Buchanan
  • 01:02:35    |    
    Capitalism is sexy
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Philosophical contributions of Ayn Rand
  • 01:06:22    |    
    Adolf Hitler
  • 01:07:44    |    
    Ayn Rand
  • 01:08:54    |    
    Francesco Clark
  • Business opportunity
  • 01:12:57    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Which of Immanuel Kant's ideas contributed to authoritarian regimes?
    • Burden of freedom
  • 01:19:20    |    
    Final credits


Entrepreneurs and Philosophers: Why a Philosophy of Freedom Matters

New Media  | 03 de noviembre de 2011  | Vistas: 38

Stephen Hicks explains the importance of free market capitalism by elucidating on its benefits, such as an improved standard of living for human beings through the effects of increased productivity and wealth. He describes how sciences like politics and philosophy are needed to defend liberty, as liberalism has already proven its point in an economic sense. In order to understand its entire scope, Hicks also points out the positive and negative cases for freedom. He speaks, as well, about the main ideas and ideologies like socialism, communism, and fascism, amongst others, that have been constantly in opposition with freedom because they respond to a determined morality, in most cases, inclined towards authoritarianism. He continues with this exercise while describing the present predominant intellectual currents in many parts of the world that collide against free market capitalism. Finally, he compels liberal advocates to focus their energy in favor of the case for a free society, which has evidenced to be the outmost ethical and moral system in regards to the individual.




Conferencista

Stephen Hicks is professor of philosophy and executive director of the…

IDEAS DE LA LIBERTAD

Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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