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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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Should Headscarves be Banned? (VIDEO)

How far do you think we should go to promote integration? And the real question is, would it even help if we tried? When it comes to headscarves, a lot of people see them as a way to control Muslim women who believe in the ideas of the Quran and believe they should be banned. But in reality, banning them has a lot more negative effects than positive for those affected by the ban. These effects are seen in the data, as Johan Norberg explains, and it’s a great example of the unintended consequences that can come from government regulation.
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Episode 55 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Robert Conquest (Podcast)

This 2006 conversation is the ninth of eleven conversations with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and features former Stanford University Hoover Institution research fellow Robert Conquest. This conversation includes an intimate look at U.S. relations with the Soviet Union during the Reagan era. Throughout the discussion, the two share stories from the past and delve into more recent relations between Russia and the United States at that time. Originally Recorded: 2006

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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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