Episode 36 – Science and Culture (Podcast)

Where do science and culture meet? The rise in popularity of science fiction has shaped popular culture as of late, but remains a source of controversy in society as a whole. This divide traces back to the days when religion, not necessarily evidence, ruled the day. Still, after all this time, science is treated as an evil by some as opposed to a basis of rational thought. Why? With how far we have come since the days of Galileo and DaVinci, why is science still treated with disdain or indifference by some? Gregory Benford, Professor of Physics at UC Irvine …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – How Not to Handle Huawei (VIDEO)

The Chinese tech company Huawei has been blocked from doing business with U.S. companies. At last, America strikes back. A severe blow against China’s attempts to dominate tech. Dead Wrong®. Is this the end of the issue, or the start of another Cold War? Find out from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 35 – Gary Becker (Podcast)

It’s impossible to predict the behaviors and actions of any one individual. So how can economists ever hope to understand the effects a shift in policy will have on the consumers within the economy? While individuals behave irrationally, groups give us more insight into understanding behavior and the impact those decisions will have on economics. For economist Gary Becker, one of those fundamental groups is family, “One of the things that families do is to care for their children, to invest in their children, to teach their children morals, skills, and other forms of behavior. Human capital deals with the …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Colonialism: The West & the Rest (VIDEO)

Racism is a western invention. Western colonialism is the defining experience in human history, and we enslaved more than anybody else. All those things we learned at university? They’re Dead Wrong®. Find out how large the slave trade actually was from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Game of Thrones – The Real Message (VIDEO)

Let me guess, you’re still disappointed with the last season of Game of Thrones, aren’t you? You think it was rushed, full of plot holes, and betrayed George RR Martin’s vision and all the fans. Well, you are Dead Wrong®. Look past the shortcomings and get to the heart of the real message with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 34 – Julian Simon (Podcast)

With a human population larger than any point in history, we are consuming more natural resources than at any point in history. So, how can we ever expect to maintain this pace without running out of resources? As it turns out, the people who seriously sound these alarm bells are forgetting one thing. Throughout history, bigger problems have produced bigger solutions. Had those initial problems never arisen, neither would have the solutions. As noted scholar Julian Simon put it, “We need our problems. In some fundamental way we need bigger and better problems. That’s not to say we should run …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Did Tariffs Industrialize the U.S.? (VIDEO)

You silly free traders. You think protectionism is alien and strange. But it used to be the American way. U.S. industries once grew powerful because they were protected by high tariffs. Dead Wrong®. Find out what these tariffs did actually protect from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 33 – Culture War (Podcast)

What is liberalism? What is conservatism? The divide between the two opposing ideologies has widened recently, but why? It may have to do with the two sides not only believing that they are right, but believing they have the duty to impose their views on the other half. We’ve moved from an era from which politics and religion were separate. Now, we are walking the border of politics becoming religion. Will that shift result in a culture war, or are we already there? As theologian Dr. Kenneth Craycraft Sr. puts political ideology in terms of religion, “The problem is that …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Oxfam Gets it Wrong Again (VIDEO)

Once again, Oxfam reports that inequality is increasing. Last year, the rich got richer, but the poorest half of the world got 11 percent poorer. Not for the first time, Oxfam is Dead Wrong®. One important stat was overlooked in this report…income. Find out why it plays such a crucial role with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 32 – Consumer Behavior (Podcast)

Humans are irrational beings. Choices differ from person to person, and even from lab experiments to the real world. So, with all that differentiation, how can economists expect to understand how market forces will impact the decisions that individuals make? It turns out that most individuals go about making decisions the same way, but the results of these decisions vary wildly. Nobel laureate Gary Becker attempts to explain how that process works, “To me, maximizing utility simply means the following: that consumers can order all the opportunities they have available to them…possible choices. They can order them so they prefer …

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