Episode 44 – Jennifer Roback (Podcast)

An open marketplace plays a part in more areas than most people realize. The role is often overlooked in the areas of segregation and discrimination. Supporters of free markets support the right to associate with whoever you wish, while at the same time abhor individual liberties being taken away based on race or an association to other groups. So where is the line? Can the two ever truly within a free market, absent of coercion? Originally recorded in 1987, economist Jennifer Roback had studied the economics of discrimination for years. What role does the free market have in alleviating discrimination? …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Mexican Immigrants (VIDEO)

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Dead Wrong. In this short video clip, Free To Choose Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explains.
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Episode 43 – Self-Interest (Podcast)

Individuals act on self-interest. No, that doesn’t mean that people are only motivated by selfish materialism. It comes down to an understanding that actions made today will have consequences tomorrow. Those decisions drive our economy. They are based on the best choices someone can make today, which will provide the best future for themselves and their loved ones. So where do charity and altruism fit into that economic worldview? Nobel laureate Dr. Gary Becker says they play into each other more than people think, but an important distinction should be made, “Even a bunch of selfish individuals, under appropriate circumstances, …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Are Grisly Games the Problem? (VIDEO)

Recently, the president has said that we need to limit violence in our society including “the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace”. These games are apparently a part of the problem that led to the attacks that killed and injured several people. But what is the role of government in all this? Is its role to regulate video games that a government official deems violent? Is this what needs to be discussed? Decide what’s important once you hear Johan Norberg break down the stats.
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Episode 42 – Mystery Stories (Podcast)

We’ve all read a bad novel at one point or another. You’ve probably thought to yourself that you could do better. Well, you’re not alone. Writing a full novel can be a painstaking and time-consuming process. It’s more difficult than people think, but not impossible. Have you ever wondered exactly what goes into writing some of your favorite novels? The frustrating, satisfying, and therapeutic properties of the writing process are all covered by a panel of authors in this week’s podcast. Author, Joe McNamara explains how his personal experiences fueled his writing, “My characters were able to say things about …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Depressed About Social Media? (VIDEO)

Social media is the new drug. We should keep it away from our kids. Research shows that those who use it more, become more depressed and insecure. 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙒𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜®. The only thing depressing here is that people take these statements at face value. Get the facts from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 41 – Midge Decter (Podcast)

While individuals remain the ultimate units within a society, their organization into families is often overlooked, even sacrificed. Human beings are social in nature and depend upon one another for survival. Nowhere else is this more evident than with the upbringing of children. Is it possible that by promoting the rights of some, while sacrificing the right of others, the family unit is suffering? Journalist Midge Decter thinks so, but that does not mean the end is near. “Because sometimes to tell the truth and we all know it, families can be a royal pain in the neck, but because …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Sweden: Socialism or Free Markets? (VIDEO)

Sweden? A bunch of socialists. It’s like Cuba, without the sun. We hate it, or love it if we’re leftists. But both the Left and the Right abroad are Dead Wrong® about Sweden. Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg sets the record straight on the Nordic “socialist paradise”.
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Episode 40 – Origins of Life (Podcast)

How life on our planet started and where it is going is an uncertainty that continuously plagues scientists. Even as science moves forward, the topic is ripe for exploration and discussion. Divine intervention, the luck of the draw, or a chain of repeatable chemical reactions? What are the forces that established life on Earth? What are the forces that drive it today and where can we expect it to go from here? The topic clearly lends itself to more questions than answers. Nobel Prize winner Christian de Duve attempts to answer these questions, “I don’t think something as complex as …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Are Insects Going Extinct? (VIDEO)

A recent study says that insects are heading for global extinction in just a few decades. And because of their importance to agriculture, this will result in the collapse of food production. 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙒𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜®. Turns out this study doesn’t have a leg (let alone 6) to stand on. Find out why from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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