Episode 61 – Learning and Memory (Podcast)

This episode of the Free To Choose® Media Podcast features three prominent intellectuals in the field of neuroscience. Dr. Timothy Tully, former Senior Staff Investigator at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dr. Eric Kandel, former Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and 2000 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology/Medicine, and Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic, Professor of Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine. They discuss the results of their experiments on short- and long-term memory while discussing the history of our knowledge of the topic. Originally Recorded: 1993

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Will We Run Out of Resources? (VIDEO)

What’s going to happen when we run out of all of our resources? As countries around the world grow more and more, the question continues to be discussed, and the world is not getting any bigger. When we run out, we could all be doomed. Eventually, we will have to stop growing to conserve what few resources we have, right? But the truth is, that theory is just Dead Wrong®. It’s been proven wrong time and time again.
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Episode 60 – Economic Reasoning Applied to Sociology (Podcast)

Today’s podcast features former United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard Posner, and former Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker. The two use their time to discuss the challenges confronting those who apply market analysis to social questions. Using examples like drug use, sexually transmitted diseases, and addiction, they discuss the possibilities of using economics to solve these problems while thinking about the government’s role in dealing with them. Originally Recorded: 1994

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Generational Injustice (VIDEO)

Generation X, and even more the Millennials, arrived too late. Our parents’ and grandparents’ generations took all the good jobs with high incomes. There’s nothing left for us. Dead Wrong®. Find out what has really happened to income over the years from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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Episode 59 – Friedrich Hayek and Armen Alchian Part 2 (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is the second of a two-part conversation, originally recorded in 1978, between former Professor of Economics at UCLA, Armen Alchian, and famous economist Friedrich von Hayek. Continuing from last week’s episode, the two talk further about Hayek’s economic history and background with unique personal and professional stories from his past. Hayek discusses his interests in Adam Smith and his personal relationship with John Maynard Keynes. He also discusses several of his books and his work habits, both reading and writing. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Were the 2010s the Best Decade? (VIDEO)

How do we summarize the 2010s? Many think it was an awful decade, ten years of horror, unfair distribution and environmental disaster. Dead Wrong®.
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Episode 58 – Friedrich Hayek and Armen Alchian Part 1 (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is the first of a two-part conversation between former Professor of Economics at UCLA, Armen Alchian, and famous economist Friedrich von Hayek. This conversation provides a uniquely personal and entertaining look on Hayek’s life and works as they dive into past events and relationships Hayek formed along the way. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Episode 57 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Bob Chitester (Podcast)

This 2006 conversation between former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and the founder of Free To Choose Network, Bob Chitester, takes a deeper look at Shultz on a personal level. Throughout the conversation, Shultz speaks about his hobbies, childhood, parents, and upbringing through high school. Shultz talks about his interests in high school as well as how he got into economics, ultimately leading him to his career in government. Originally Recorded: 2006

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – A Different Take on Personality (VIDEO)

The messaging of politics these days seems to be suggesting that most people fall into one of two personality types. It goes even further to say that most people can be boiled down to “Left vs. Right.” However, politics seem to be the reason why these stereotypes have arisen and are not really what we find throughout the world. Watch Johan Norberg explain, as he discusses rhetoric against what we find in the data, and explore what these personality types are, and what we find most often today in this week’s episode of Dead Wrong®.
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Episode 56 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Gary Becker (Podcast)

This 2006 conversation between former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and previous Nobel Laureate winner Gary Becker takes a hard look at the politics behind several economic areas from the International Monetary Fund to energy. The two discuss Shultz’s view on these important areas, including Shultz’s personal views on the establishment and role of the International Monetary Fund and what can be done to start shifting the country off of oil dependency. As they continue, they move into the area of the politics of immigration and what Shultz views as potential solutions to some of the problems caused by …

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