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Rupert Murdoch on Whether Australia Should Be a Republic
The Golden Age of Freedom lecture series is presented by Mr Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation. In this segment, he talks about w
Running time: 109 seconds
Why the Rise of Asia Does Not Mean East-West Rivalry
For the first time in history, Asia has three great powers simultaneously, all of which are treating the continent as a single economic, strategic and diplomatic space. Such integration raises the prospect that Asian growth could help support the world economy. But tension between the three and Western protectionism could lead to a rivalry. Bill Emmott explains why this would not happen.
Running time: 367 seconds
Why China's Growth Is the New Sputnik for the U.S.
As the balance of energy, innovation, trade, wealth, power and influence continues to rapidly shift throughout the world, China and the US are finding themselves forced to confront a difficult process of constant adjustment. At the same time, much of what we have grown accustomed to when thinking about our own country and China over the past century is called into question. Thomas Friedman explains how China is reaching a dominant position in the world and taking over the role of the US.
Running time: 183 seconds
Why Peace Requires Engagement with the Extreme
Eric Kaufmann talks about the reasoning behind engaging the extreme and the moral problems in this process.
Running time: 305 seconds
Fergus Hanson on the Motivations Behind China's Aid
Since it grabbed the media's attention, China's aid program in the Pacific has sparked a lively debate.Why is a country which itself received $US 1.76 billion in aid in 2005 giving aid to the Pacific at all and on what scale?China runs a secretive aid program that has fueled suspicions it is up to no good and which undermines efforts to improve accountability.
Running time: 114 seconds
The GOP's Strategy to Win Back the White House
Until 9/11, few in the United States cared that they had a large Muslim population. In fact, some of the firefighters and police that attended Ground Zero were Muslims themselves.In this Sydney Ideas address delivered at the University of Sydney's United States Studies Centre, Jack Miles argues that demagogues have taken hold of Obama's assets, particularly his colorful, well-documented personal story, and "turned them into liabilities."
Running time: 194 seconds
Zeke Emanuel Describes the Guaranteed Health Care Plan
No more Band-Aids or patches, says Emanuel; it's time for a complete overhaul of health care as we know it. America spends more than $2 trillion on health care, more than any other developed nation.But money does not guarantee a better system. Instead, 47 million Americans go without insurance. In addition, many people suffer poor health, and often suffer financial difficulties as a result.
Running time: 276 seconds
Why Medicare and Medicaid Should Be Phased Out
No more Band-Aids or patches, says Emanuel; it's time for a complete overhaul of health care as we know it. America spends more than $2 trillion on health care, more than any other developed nation.But money does not guarantee a better system. Instead, 47 million Americans go without insurance. In addition, many people suffer poor health, and often suffer financial difficulties as a result.
Running time: 116 seconds
Paul Ryan Explains the Patients' Choice Health Care Act
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will discuss the impacts of various possible health care reforms.What positive reforms could be done? What will happen if we pass the wrong reforms? And what would the cost be of no reform at all?
Running time: 366 seconds
Michael Burgess Slams Proposal to Mandate Health Insurance
Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA), each offer their opinion on how health care ought to be reformed and how health care will be reformed, as well as the challenges reform faces in Congress.Afterward, John Reichard, Editor of CQ HealthBeat, moderates a joint question and answer session.
Running time: 132 seconds
The Role Government Should Play in Healthcare
What Role Should the Government Play in Health Care? Cato Institute - Cato Institute A major sticking point is whether Congress should create a new government health insurance program to compete with private insurers to cover Americans not yet eligible for Medicare. Is fair competition between public and private insurance feasible? And how would it affect the cost and quality of care?
Running time: 111 seconds
Michael Cannon Says Medicare Impairs US Healthcare
The rising cost of health care is not the only problem crying out for reform. Health care quality in America falls far short of what it could be.How will reform affect the way clinicians practice medicine and the quality of care patients receive?
Running time: 268 seconds
Inconsistencies in the Healthcare Bill
Richard Epstein, professor of law at The University of Chicago, discusses the current proposal for healthcare reform. He points out inconsistencies in what is been promised and what is in the bill, and makes suggestions for a more efficient health care system.
Running time: 150 seconds
Why a Public Health Option Is Central to Achieving the American Dream
The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University - Yeshiva University Panelists Thomas Murray, Peter Barland, Mary Ann Baily and Trudy Lieberman discuss the moral aspect of the current healthcare debate.They examine the ethical issues involved in healthcare policy, the economics of health reform, the ethics of the way the debate is being conducted and reported, and physicians' perspectives on these issues.
Running time: 195 seconds
An Argument for Rationalizing Care
Panelists Thomas Murray, Peter Barland, Mary Ann Baily and Trudy Lieberman discuss the moral aspect of the current healthcare debate.They examine the ethical issues involved in healthcare policy, the economics of health reform, the ethics of the way the debate is being conducted and reported, and physicians' perspectives on these issues.
Running time: 128 seconds
Why Doctors Are Not Involved in the Healthcare Debate
Panelists Thomas Murray, Peter Barland, Mary Ann Baily and Trudy Lieberman discuss the moral aspect of the current healthcare debate.They examine the ethical issues involved in healthcare policy, the economics of health reform, the ethics of the way the debate is being conducted and reported, and physicians' perspectives on these issues.
Running time: 154 seconds
The Need for Creative Disruption in Healthcare
As the debate over healthcare reform has escalated, nonprofit health insurance cooperatives have been proposed as an alternative to a government-run health insurance option. Group health cooperatives have long been a part of the American health care landscape.What do we know about how they work?Can they achieve the important objectives of healthcare reform by increasing choice and competition.
Running time: 190 seconds
The Problem with the New Healthcare Business Model
As the debate over healthcare reform has escalated, nonprofit health insurance cooperatives have been proposed as an alternative to a government-run health insurance option. Group health cooperatives have long been a part of the American health care landscape.What do we know about how they work?Can they achieve the important objectives of healthcare reform by increasing choice and competition?
Running time: 122 seconds
David Brooks Criticizes the Media Coverage of the Tucson Shooting
New York Times op-ed columnist and American political and cultural commentator Brooks offers a fresh perspective on politics and culture in the age of President Obama. In this segment he criticizes the media's coverage of the Gabrielle Gifford shooting.
Running time: 170 seconds
David Brooks Explains the The Negative Side of Obama's Niceness
New York Times op-ed columnist and American political and cultural commentator Brooks offers a fresh perspective on politics and culture in the age of President Obama. Is the country moving further to the left, right or center? What is the future of the tea party movement? In this segment, he explains the negative side of the Obama's niceness.
Running time: 218 seconds
David Brooks Explains What Comes After the Tea Party
New York Times op-ed columnist and American political and cultural commentator Brooks offers a fresh perspective on politics and culture in the age of President Obama. Is the country moving further to the left, right or center? What is the future of the tea party movement?
Running time: 178 seconds
NBC News Election Night
Robert Dembo from NBC News speaks about election night at Rockefeller Plaza.
Running time: 156 seconds
Richard Riordan on Schwarzenegger and Bankrupt Cities
"Throughout the country, 90 percent of cities and states are going to go bankrupt within the next five years, many of them sooner." So says former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Reason.tv's Tim Cavanaugh sat down with Riordan to discuss state and local budget crises, public-sector unions, and why Riordan recently became a fan of current LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Approximately 9:40 minutes. Shot by Zach Weissmueller, Paul Detrick and Alex Mann.
Running time: 579 seconds
Tony Blair Challenges Students to Become Global Citizens
The former British Prime Minister addresses graduates. Blair speaks on the rise of new global powers such as China and India, and discusses the need to develop partnership in order to avoid conflict.He also framed the Middle East as a battle zone between moderation and extremism. He asks Yale graduates to look to the coming superpowers, China and India for the future.
Running time: 162 seconds
Tony Blair Questions Terror, Violence in the Middle East
The former British Prime Minister addresses graduates. Blair speaks on the rise of new global powers such as China and India, and discusses the need to develop partnership in order to avoid conflict.He also framed the Middle East as a battle zone between moderation and extremism.
Running time: 140 seconds


 

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