Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Everything Wrong with Populists (VIDEO)

Do you think that famous populist leaders have been good for democracy in their countries? It turns out that populist leaders can have a very negative effect on the individual institutions that make up most democracies. As you’ll see, when people in power make decisions solely on what they believe is in the best interest of “the people”, that can lead to corruption and less real freedom for all.
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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Rising Costs of Health and Education (VIDEO)

Education and health have always been two of the most hotly debated issues. The costs of these two areas have seemingly risen to a point where most normal people can’t afford them. It’s constantly discussed in our election cycles and everyone has different answers to correct the problem. We all agree that both are important, but do we all agree on the reason why they have become so expensive? It turns out that the major cause of the rising costs are not what most people think. Maybe we should look at what’s right instead of what’s Dead Wrong® before we come up with a solution.
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Episode 47 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Kenneth W. Dam (Podcast)

Today’s Free To Choose Media podcast episode features a conversation with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz. Shultz speaks with University of Chicago Law Professor Kenneth Dam and talks about his long and varied career in academia, government and business. During the discussion they expand upon Shultz’s views on terrorism, negotiation, Israel/Palestine, and the connection between open political systems and open economic systems. This personal talk dives further into Shultz’s experiences with the Reagan administration and what has transpired since his time as Secretary of State. Originally Recorded: 2006

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Should You Avoid the Sun? (VIDEO)

All your life you were probably told all about dreaded sunburns. Cover yourself head to toe in sunscreen. Better yet, stay inside if you can. While sunburns are real, did you know the harmful effects of avoiding the sun? Johan Norberg explains some of the facts you might have thought were hidden in the shade.
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Episode 46 – The Search for E.T. (Podcast)

The lines between science fiction and science fact are beginning to become strangely blurred. Technology is rapidly catching up to the stuff of imagination seen in movies. Could the confirmation of life on another planet be next? That question, and the research into it, have moved more into the mainstream over the years. Have we even invested the correct technology to connect with another civilization? What would happen if we ever did make contact? Nobel laureate, Dr. Charles Townes lays out the effect a first contact could have on humanity, “This is the thing that many people argue that well …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Democratic Socialism (VIDEO)

Jeremy Corbyn of the British Labour party wants a new kind of Democratic Socialism, with majority decisions controlling local communities, services and workplaces. Isn’t that neat? People power and democratic harmony. Dead Wrong®. Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg discusses how those very ideals are tearing apart the group attempting to implement them.
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Episode 45 – Social Security (Podcast)

“Will Social Security be around when I’m old?” It’s a question that has been asked and sparked countless discussions for decades. As the years go by, the numbers change but the discussion remains the same. Is there a model already in place that will allow payers to see an actual return on their money? Or will we just keep finding ways to rob Peter in order to pay Paul? Originally recorded in 2003, Economist Casey Mulligan says that one solution, privatization, is not simply a catch-all term as believed by some, “Well, there’s two kinds of privatization I like to …

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – A Racial Divide? (VIDEO)

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that would say there isn’t a “racial divide” happening in today’s world. In this episode of Dead Wrong®, Johan Norberg talks about whether racism has been growing in the past decade. Specifically focused on the African-American community, Norberg explains that there is a false narrative surrounding this debate.
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Episode 44 – Jennifer Roback (Podcast)

An open marketplace plays a part in more areas than most people realize. The role is often overlooked in the areas of segregation and discrimination. Supporters of free markets support the right to associate with whoever you wish, while at the same time abhor individual liberties being taken away based on race or an association to other groups. So where is the line? Can the two ever truly within a free market, absent of coercion? Originally recorded in 1987, economist Jennifer Roback had studied the economics of discrimination for years. What role does the free market have in alleviating discrimination? …

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