Episode 30 – The Federal Reserve Myth (Podcast)

The Federal Reserve was originally created to bring stability to our financial and monetary system. However, despite multiple failures, it has widely escaped criticism. There is a myth that the Fed is there to protect us. But upon closer inspection, does it? If you ask Nobel laureate Dr. James Buchanan, the answer is clear, “The Fed more or less just inherited this legacy of being a monopoly in control of a monetary institution. It’s not a constitutional body. It has never been explicitly examined legislatively. And yet it gets away with all this without any criticism because the criticism is …

Share
Continue Reading

Episode 26 – Government Regulation (Podcast)

Government regulation is a force that influences nearly every aspect of our daily lives. The intentions are usually well-meaning. They are created to fix a problem or a perceived market failure. The problem that we run into time and time again is that the fixes usually create another problem, while only putting a temporary patch over the initial problem. The response is usually another patch with the same result. In the words of Nobel laureate George Stigler, “The trouble is that normally the way (advocates) want to solve the problem is to create either a new agency, or a new …

Share
Continue Reading

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 …

Share
Continue Reading

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 …

Share
Continue Reading

Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – How to Create Monopolies (VIDEO)

The laissez-faire idea of perfect competition is a pipe dream. Instead, we see more concentration, more monopolies, and we need more regulation to stop it. Dead Wrong®. More barriers to entry only scare new companies away and actually prevent competition. Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explains why.

 

 

Click here to sign up for email notifications of the next Dead Wrong!
Share Dead Wrong with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and start a discussion today!
To watch more Dead Wrong videos, click here.
Dead Wrong videos now on Roku. Locate our channel here.
Share
Continue Reading