Episode 12 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Who Protects the Consumer? (Podcast)

Consumer legislation doesn’t protect the consumer in the end. Rather, it benefits the consumer advocates, including reformers, special interest groups, and regulatory agencies. What does protect the consumer? Alternative sources of supply at variable prices are the inevitable result of international competition—free trade. Milton does not mince words when it comes to his perception of the matter, “These agencies, these regulations, these bureaucrats have not only picked our pocket but they have left us less well-protected than we were before. When we as consumers really need help, we will find the self-styled consumer advocates conspicuous by their absence. Now let …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Global Inequality – Rising or Falling? (VIDEO)

To those who have everything, more will be given. Global inequality keeps growing. Rich countries get richer and poor countries get poorer. Dead Wrong®. There was a time when that worldview was true, but it crumbled along with the Berlin Wall. Find out how from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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A More or Less Perfect Union – COMING IN 2019!

There’s never been a better time to talk about the Constitution of the United States of America. From college campuses to our borders to Washington, DC, today, our Constitution is under assault on all fronts. Many of us aren’t embracing the rights we have; free speech is endangered and, through action or inaction, challenges face all three branches of government. In Fall 2019, Free To Choose Media will release A More or Less Perfect Union to public television stations nationwide. The documentary is an extraordinary three-part series, hosted by Judge Douglas Ginsburg – a national authority on the Constitution, with 30 …

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Episode 11 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Putting Learning Back in the Classroom (Podcast)

The quality of public education in America today in many places is in a clear downward spiral. Dr. Friedman identifies the increasing centralization and bureaucratization of the educational establishment, which inhibits educators from seeing and responding to the needs of their “consumers” — parents and students; He also touches on our altered view of the relationship between the individual and society— the shift from seeing the individual as responsible for oneself to seeing the individual as someone controlled by social forces. An obvious solution is to give power back to the parents. Could the voucher system be a means of …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – New Immigrants Are Different (VIDEO)

Immigrants used to blend in, behave well, and work hard. But this time, it’s different. The immigrants now are different. They’re more criminal and have dangerous beliefs. Dead Wrong®. Find out how history is repeating itself with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 10 – Milton Friedman Speaks – The Economics of Medical Care (Podcast)

It is believed by some that increasing government involvement in medical care will take us toward fully socialized medicine. This trend is clearly against the interests of patients, physicians, and other health care personnel. There is of course, no such thing as “free” health care —you either pay for it directly, or via the tax system, with bureaucrats taking their usual cut along the way. The reality of the situation is that government involvement in the economics of medical care leads directly to higher costs for that care. Is there a special role for government in medical care? As far …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – How to Fight a Trade War (VIDEO)

Now the trade war is upon us and the big boys are imposing tariffs. What’s a small country to do? Fight back. An eye for an eye, a tariff for a tariff. Dead Wrong®. If all of your friends jumped off a cliff, would you? Neither would Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg, in this episode.
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Episode 9 – Milton Friedman Speaks – The Energy Crisis (Podcast)

It’s pointless to try to predict the availability of adequate sources of energy. What we need is an adjustable mechanism to enable us to adapt to whatever happens. We already have such a mechanism. The market helps us make transitions to the future—just as it has done in the past— if it is allowed to operate freely. Our prospects will be much improved if we can devise means to abolish —or at least work around—the government controls that interfere with the production and distribution and use of energy. It’s not a problem unique to energy, as Milton says, “The problem …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Kids These Days (VIDEO)

Smartphones, tablets, and games have ruined our children. They fill the world with distraction, so they no longer learn patience and delayed gratification. Dead Wrong®. Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg discusses what’s really going on with kids these days.
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Episode 8 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Free Trade: Producer vs. Consumer (Podcast)

If free trade is so good, why is protectionism so popular? Part of the answer lies in a simple political principle — interests that are concentrated (those of the producer) are more politically effective than interests that are diffused (those of the consumer). Protection does not create jobs or move goods; rather, it forces us to expend greater effort to get the goods we produce, since they cost more to produce at home than abroad. The balance of payments can take care of itself, provided we do not manipulate foreign exchange markets to put an artificial value on the dollar. …

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