Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Did the Washington Consensus Fail? (VIDEO)

In the 1980s and 90s, liberal economic reforms in Africa and Latin America were supposed to help decrease poverty and increase growth. However, research up to 1998 was not promising for the impact of these reforms. In fact, it showed that there was almost no improvement over almost 20 years. But patience is a virtue for a reason. It turns out that liberal reforms actually do have an impact, and now Johan Norberg explains what these reforms actually did for poor countries.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – What Liberals Really Care About (VIDEO)

Classical liberals are obviously only concerned about individuals…right? Many people think so. But if you asked a classical liberal, the story would be dramatically different. In fact, the very theories developed by classical liberals were based on recognizing that humans are extremely social creatures. So how does this myth still exist, and why was it created?
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Episode 54 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Chester Crocker (Podcast)

This podcast, the eighth of eleven conversations with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, features Shultz and former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker. Originally recorded in 2006, the conversation centers around the importance of individuals in influencing history. The two discuss what an individual can contribute within a framework of abstract forces such as technological development and economics. Shultz discusses his views on an individual’s impact relating it back to his years with Ronald Reagan. As they talk, the conversation moves into how these factors impact the global movement towards more open societies. Originally Recorded: …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Protecting from China’s Pirates? (VIDEO)

Intellectual property. It’s one of the most important things to protect. And when an international power like China is producing products that are seemingly stolen from abroad, we feel the need to protect ourselves with tariffs. Johan Norberg explains that this has happened all throughout history with many countries including the United States. What we know for sure is that the trade war doesn’t protect us, it hurts us. But is it possible that our best protection could be our current trade enemy?
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Episode 53 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Richard Pipes (Podcast)

This conversation with George P. Shultz is the seventh of eleven conversations with the former Secretary of State. Originally recorded in 2006, Shultz speaks with a former National Security Council member and colleague in the Reagan administration, Richard Pipes. During the conversation, the two talk about their time in the administration and specifically discuss how they feel their time impacted world history. Shultz shares insight into Reagan’s conversations with Mikhail Gorbachev while discussing several issues such as divisiveness in the U.S. at the time and Shultz’s activities as an emeritus professor. Originally Recorded: 2006

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Consequences of the Berlin Wall (VIDEO)

It’s been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and when we look back, we see the true effects of what communism did to people in East Berlin. The values that were supposed to be the focus of communism, like happiness and community, aren’t the reality. In fact, the worst effects of communism are psychological.
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Episode 52 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Abraham D. Sofaer (Podcast)

In this 2006 conversation, the sixth in a series of eleven, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz talks with former State Department legal advisor Abraham D. Sofaer. Having been colleagues in the Reagan administration, the two discussed their years together and talked about Shultz’s 1984 speech on terrorism. They further investigated what it means to be prepared to use force in defense of the country, and used personal examples from the Reagan era to illustrate the concept of self-defense in preventing international terrorism. From Iran to Lebanon and Syria, follow along as the two talk about how the Reagan …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Greta is Wrong on Growth (VIDEO)

Most would agree that we need to be concerned with climate change. But even though our current situation has been created by fossil fuel use, it has led to the largest increase in quality of life the world has ever seen. The problem is that the growth we have experienced has produced unintended consequences that we were not ready to deal with so quickly. But, does that make it wrong for this growth to have occurred? Or should we be focusing on the best way to correct these unintended consequences right now? This Dead Wrong® episode dives into this topic with Johan Norberg.
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Episode 51 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Henry Rowen (Podcast)

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and former Stanford Professor Emeritus Henry Rowen discuss foreign policy and national security, particularly the organizational question of the proper roles of the State Department and the White House in running U.S. foreign policy. Shultz begins by detailing his experiences at the State Department and how they worked inter-departmentally with other areas of the government. The discussion then moves on to individual people and their roles within the administration at the time. Shultz continues to expand upon how the government grooms candidates for positions who end up in various companies outside the government …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Do Internet Blackouts Save Lives? (VIDEO)

In times of violence and chaos, governments around the world have decided that cutting off access to the internet would help save lives from coordinated riots and attacks. Do you think that’s the right thing to do? Even though it’s logical to think it would help, it’s Dead Wrong®, and potentially worse.
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