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The Truth about the Flat World, Part One   (aired 6/23/2005)
We’re just a few years into the twenty-first century, and it looks like globalization is here to stay. Rapid advances in telecommunications and falling trade barriers have linked national economies like never before, and the free flow of goods, capital, and information are even helping to shift authoritarian regimes toward openness. But globalization has also exposed Americans to fierce competition from former sleeping giants like China and India, and perhaps even brought terrorism to our front steps. What is the future of globalization? Can it be a force for peace? And does America have what it takes to compete?

The Competition Solution, Part Two  (aired 4/7/2005)
America’s economy has seen strong growth since the end of World War II, but there have been painful bumps in the road. Economists have struggled for years to figure out what to do to help. We hear about about tax policy, trade policy, exchange rates, and the role of the Federal Reserve, but today’s guest says that we have witnessed a more important factor: Competition. Is competition the answer?

The Competition Solution, Part One  (aired 3/31/2005)
America’s economy has seen strong growth since the end of World War II, but there have been painful bumps in the road. Economists have struggled for years to figure out what to do to help. We hear about about tax policy, trade policy, exchange rates, and the role of the Federal Reserve, but today’s guest says that we have witnessed a more important factor: Competition. Is competition the answer?

Allan Meltzer’s Fed Ed  (aired 4/10/2003)
Think Tank host Ben Wattenberg is joined by Allan Meltzer, a renowned free-market economist. Meltzer has chaired the Shadow Open Market Committee, a self-appointed watchdog for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. He is professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University, visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of several books, most recently "A History of the Federal Reserve: 1913-1951."

Whatever Happened to Socialism?  (aired 6/13/2002)
The Twentieth Century has been called the Age of Ideology. One idea stands out as perhaps the most influential of all: Socialism. Some believe it is the most humane political idea ever invented, the key to peace and prosperity. Others accuse it of creating poverty and giving rise to the bloodiest regimes of the Twentieth Century. Did Socialism fulfill its promise? Perhaps most important, does Socialism still exist?


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