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 – Which Bag is the Best? (VIDEO)

Plastic bags kill the planet. We should tax them, ban them, just avoid them, and start using paper bags or, even better, cotton bags instead. Dead Wrong®. Find out why the argument over paper or plastic is not necessarily “in the bag” with 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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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Is Trump’s Brand Ayn Rand? (VIDEO)

Donald Trump got his narcissistic, winning-at-any-cost philosophy from reading Ayn Rand’s books. I heard that from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. He said, “Trump’s brand is Ayn Rand”. But he is Dead Wrong®. Find out how different the two really are with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Which Bag is the Best? (VIDEO)

Plastic bags kill the planet. We should tax them, ban them, just avoid them, and start using paper bags or, even better, cotton bags instead. Dead Wrong®. Find out why the argument over paper or plastic is not necessarily “in the bag” with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Our 100th Episode! (VIDEO)

Our 100th episode! For 100 weeks we’ve exposed stupid myths that people believe in. You’d be forgiven if you’ve gotten the impression that people are ignorant and stupid, because that’s Dead Wrong®. People are actually more intelligent and productive than ever, as we see here, with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Backfire Effect (VIDEO)

When the lie that Obama was a Muslim was pointed out, something strange happened. More people came to believe that Obama is, in fact, a Muslim. This is the backfire effect. Correcting false information often reinforces the mistaken belief. But ironically, that is Dead Wrong®. The truth comes out with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Are We Stuck in Bubbles? (VIDEO)

No one listens to anyone else online. We are stuck in our internet bubbles, where we only hear things that reinforce our old beliefs. Well, that might be the consensus among your friends, bubble boy. But that whole idea…is Dead Wrong®. See why logging on throws that logic way off with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Does Pessimism Work? (VIDEO)

Ever since Johan Norberg wrote an optimistic book on mankind’s progress some people have objected that we shouldn’t be so hopeful. We should be worried, because otherwise we don’t notice problems and work to solve them. But that is Dead Wrong®. Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explains why pessimism only generates short sighted solutions.

 

 

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