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 2 – Milton Friedman Speaks – Myths That Conceal Reality (Podcast)

According to Milton Friedman, five myths cloud our perception of both the past and the present. (1) The “robber baron” myth which holds that in late nineteenth-century America there were powerful men who became rich at the expense of the poor. The reality is that they became wealthy by being productive, and that there is no other period in history which saw such a rapid and widespread improvement in the well-being of the average individual. (2) The myth that the Great Depression was caused by a failure of business. It was, in fact, produced by a failure of government and …

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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 – Outsourcing (VIDEO)

Outsourcing government services is over. The collapse of big British contractors and the reduction in savings from outsourcing, proves that it’s time for the government to step back in. Dead Wrong®. It’s certainly not ideal, but find out why outsourcing is still the best option to reduce inefficiency from 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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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Full Video Released

Sweden: Lessons for America? – full video has been released on YouTube, Roku, Amazon Prime and FreeToChoose.TV.   To learn more about this program or explore our interactive timelines, click here.  

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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by Young Americans for Liberty followed by Q/A with Johan Norberg

Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by Young Americans for Liberty followed by Q/A with Johan Norberg   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, …

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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Livestreaming from Cato Institute Event

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?   Tune in LIVE for this Cato Institute Screening Event followed by Q/A with Johan Norberg.   You can join the conversation on Twitter using #SwedenLessons4America.  

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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 – How Sweden Got Rich – and Almost Poor (VIDEO)

Sweden, what a great nation! Where no one is poor and everybody’s healthy. We’ve squared the circle. We prove that big government can result in great prosperity. Dead Wrong®. It’s been a popular talking point lately, but see what increased government intervention really did to Sweden’s economy from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.

 

 

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