Episode 7 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Is Tax Reform Possible? (Podcast)

Why do Americans pay more in taxes than they really want to? Can they do anything about it? Americans must understand that their true tax burden is what the government spends, regardless of how that spending is financed. If government spending goes up faster than prices in general, the real tax burden increases. Simplifying the system is far from easy, but the real defect is not in the tax system anyway, but in the budget structure. Our only hope for tax reduction is in establishing constitutional provisions that will set limits on government spending. Nonetheless, spending keeps increasing despite growing …

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Episode 6 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Money and Inflation (Podcast)

Inflation is blamed on many things but it has only one cause. It is a monetary phenomenon. Inflation occurs when the quantity of money increases faster than the quantity of goods. Why does the money supply increase? Very often it does so to enable the government to pay its bills without raising taxes. There’s only one real cure for inflation. It is a cure that’s easy to describe but difficult to apply. The government must reduce spending and print less money. The alternatives are both recession and double-digit inflation. In Milton Friedman’s own words, “Inflation is a disease. It’s a …

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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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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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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by Cato Institute – TOMORROW

Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by Cato Institute followed by Q/A with Johan Norberg Featuring Johan Norberg, Film host and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with introductory remarks by Rob Chatfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, Free to Choose Media; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute. Sweden is a remarkably successful country. A poor peasant nation in the 1850s, it became one of the world’s richest countries a century later. It ranks among the world’s freest developed nations. Should the United States be more like Sweden? Sweden: Lessons for America? delves into aspects of …

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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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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by The University of Texas at Dallas

Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by The University of Texas at Dallas   It’s been suggested that Americans would be better off if the United States was more like Sweden. Do the Swedes know something that we don’t? Sweden: Lessons for America? A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg delves into the economic and social landscape of the Swedish scholar’s homeland. Join him to see that the lessons to be learned from Sweden may not be the ones you expect.   The one-hour documentary follows Norberg on a journey through the history of Sweden’s economic rise, from one of …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Causes of Poverty Reduction (VIDEO)

Free marketers love to point out that world poverty is declining faster than ever. However, that is not because of free markets, it’s because of government redistribution. Nope! That’s Dead Wrong®. Find out how accurate data can lead to false conclusions from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Causes of Poverty Reduction (VIDEO)

Free marketers love to point out that world poverty is declining faster than ever. However, that is not because of free markets, it’s because of government redistribution. Nope! That’s Dead Wrong®. Find out how accurate data can lead to false conclusions from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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