Episode 4 – Milton Friedman Speaks – The Role of Government in a Free Society

If we are to define the role of government in a free society, we must first specify the needs a government is expected to provide. Defense from foreign enemies and protection of property, including the enforcement of private contracts, are clearly legitimate functions of government. But when we come to two other functions of government—providing a substitute for voluntary cooperation when it appears impossible to achieve, and providing for irresponsible individuals— the justification is much less clear-cut. In a free society people should be able to take risks but should not be able to force others to pay the consequences. …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Will the Robots Kill Us? (VIDEO)

Elon Musk is warning us that artificial intelligence is “more dangerous than nukes”. He says we should watch out for super robots, because they will think of us as rivals, kill us in self-defense, and take over the world. He’s Dead Wrong®. Science fiction fans will have to keep on imagining with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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THE ROB REPORT: The Sphere of Influence by Rob Chatfield

How to Travel with a Salmon.  Out of thousands of tightly-packed titles on the shelves of a used book store in Prince Edward Island, what made this slender paperback jump out at my teenage daughter? A further dive shows how this simple act serves as a microcosm of what we strive for with our non-profit organization. It was not by accident that I took my daughter to a bookstore on vacation.  We must first connect the teen audience to an arena where they can find serendipity.  Exposing teens to “winning ideas” is where we excel and how we will win …

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Episode 3 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Is Capitalism Humane? (Podcast)

Is Capitalism humane? According to Milton Friedman, the question is irrelevant. Capitalism per se is not humane or inhumane; nor is Socialism. If we compare the two in terms of results, it is clear that only capitalism fosters equality and works toward social justice. The one is based on the principle of voluntary cooperation and free exchange, the other on force of position and power. In a free economy, it is hard to do good. You either have to use your own hard-earned money to do it or work hard to persuade others to your course. But by the same …

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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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Episode 2 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Myths That Conceal Reality (Podcast)

According to Milton Friedman, five myths cloud our perception of both the past and the present. (1) The “robber baron” myth which holds that in late nineteenth-century America there were powerful men who became rich at the expense of the poor. The reality is that they became wealthy by being productive, and that there is no other period in history which saw such a rapid and widespread improvement in the well-being of the average individual. (2) The myth that the Great Depression was caused by a failure of business. It was, in fact, produced by a failure of government and …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – No Relief from Debt Relief (VIDEO)

Thank you Bono. Thank you Bob Geldof. Thank you IMF, World Bank and religious groups around the world. Thanks to you, heavily indebted poor countries got debt relief in 2005. Now they have sustainable debts and a bright future. It’s unfortunate, but you know it, it’s Dead Wrong®. See what debt relief really accomplishes with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 1 – Milton Friedman Speaks – What Is America? (Podcast)

Is America still the land of opportunity or is it a land worn thin showing much bureaucracy and less freedom? Dr. Friedman’s view of America’s present situation is not sanguine. He identifies the chief problem and its corollary solution: We must restore the prestige and influence of the single mechanism most responsible for America’s greatness— the free market. Our greatest defense against becoming over-governed is the free market. In the words of Milton Friedman, “(I ask) whether America is the land of opportunity which produced over the past two hundred years the greatest freedom and prosperity for the widest range …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Is Market Concentration a Concern? (VIDEO)

Market concentration is up. Productivity and investments are down. Big corporations get bigger and lazier, and keep competitors out. We need anti-trust policies to break them up and stop them. Dead Wrong®. Find out why anti-trust is really anti-business from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Outsourcing (VIDEO)

Outsourcing government services is over. The collapse of big British contractors and the reduction in savings from outsourcing, proves that it’s time for the government to step back in. Dead Wrong®. It’s certainly not ideal, but find out why outsourcing is still the best option to reduce inefficiency from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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