Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Did the Washington Consensus Fail? (VIDEO)

In the 1980s and 90s, liberal economic reforms in Africa and Latin America were supposed to help decrease poverty and increase growth. However, research up to 1998 was not promising for the impact of these reforms. In fact, it showed that there was almost no improvement over almost 20 years. But patience is a virtue for a reason. It turns out that liberal reforms actually do have an impact, and now Johan Norberg explains what these reforms actually did for poor countries.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Oxfam Gets it Wrong Again (VIDEO)

Once again, Oxfam reports that inequality is increasing. Last year, the rich got richer, but the poorest half of the world got 11 percent poorer. Not for the first time, Oxfam is Dead Wrong®. One important stat was overlooked in this report…income. Find out why it plays such a crucial role with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Minimum Wages, Minimum Jobs (VIDEO)

In 2016 San Diego started raising the minimum wage. At last, relief for low-wage earners. Dead Wrong®. What about those who get left behind in all of this? Find out with Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg. .
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Episode 20 – Charles Murray (Podcast)

Welfare programs are often touted as the saving grace of those living in poverty. But, as with any governmental program there tends to be unintended consequences despite noble intentions. How have welfare programs changed the overall culture of those living in poverty? It’s a question that most people have never posed to themselves. Social scientist Charles Murray has researched that very question for years. He poses that these programs have changed the perception of those who have money and those who work hard. “One of the most tragic things that you encounter are the stories of the 16-year-old who goes …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – No Relief from Debt Relief (VIDEO)

Thank you Bono. Thank you Bob Geldof. Thank you IMF, World Bank and religious groups around the world. Thanks to you, heavily indebted poor countries got debt relief in 2005. Now they have sustainable debts and a bright future. It’s unfortunate, but you know it, it’s Dead Wrong®. See what debt relief really accomplishes 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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Erie Residents – Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare is Airing Near You

Compassion fueled the creation of America’s welfare system, a safety net that rescues some of the most vulnerable among us. We often hear political leaders and activists tout the system’s good intentions, but what about those living on welfare? Do they think the system is working? Have good intentions delivered good results? The safety net is ideally more of a trampoline, where people hit it and then bounce back onto their feet, and into rich, fulfilling lives. But today, instead of bouncing back, too many Americans have become ensnared in the net. Of course, the system has helped some people, …

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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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West Virginia Residents – Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare is Airing Near You…Tomorrow

Compassion fueled the creation of America’s welfare system, a safety net that rescues some of the most vulnerable among us. We often hear political leaders and activists tout the system’s good intentions, but what about those living on welfare? Do they think the system is working? Have good intentions delivered good results?

The safety net is ideally more of a trampoline, where people hit it and then bounce back onto their feet, and into rich, fulfilling lives. But today, instead of bouncing back, too many Americans have become ensnared in the net. Of course, the system has helped some people, but the sad fact is that it typically hurts those it’s supposed to help.

Viewers will experience the welfare system through the eyes of those who are stuck in it. They will learn that the system’s greatest cost is its human cost.

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Inequality (VIDEO)

The world’s 62 richest people own more than the world’s 3.5 billion poorest people combined. Surely, the big problem in our world is inequality, and the only way to help the poor, is to take from the rich. 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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