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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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Do Screens Make Worse Surgeons? (VIDEO)

A senior British surgeon claims that young surgery students spend so much time in front of screens that they are losing practical skills, like sewing and stitching. He got a lot of attention because it combined two of our favorite pastimes, worrying about screens and complaining about the young. But it’s Dead Wrong®. Slice into the truth with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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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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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Free Speech (VIDEO)

Leftist techie platforms remove right wing stuff, and as Trump points out, Google rigs results to promote anti-Trump “lamestream” media. It’s time to regulate big tech to guarantee everybody freedom of speech. Dead Wrong®. Government regulation to ensure freedom? See why that’s counter-intuitive at best with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – The Welfare State & Trust (VIDEO)

Sweden and other Scandinavian countries lead the world in trust. Proof that generous welfare states result in more trust between people. Dead Wrong®. The welfare state did not create trust. In fact, it may be the other way around. Find out why from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Why Swedes Vote for Populists (VIDEO)

Look at what happened last week in Sweden: Far right populists made large gains; almost 18 percent of the votes… in Sweden! Globalization has created so many losers and they all vote populist. No, that’s Dead Wrong®. So what does lead to the support of populist candidates? Find out from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Swedish Taxes: Squeeze the Poor (VIDEO)

You Swedes are like Robin Hood, you take from the rich and give to the poor, especially good social services for the poor. Dead Wrong®. The way these services are funded hides a dirty little secret. Find out what it is from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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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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