Episode 71 – Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan Part 2 (Podcast)

Listen to the conclusion of this conversation between two of the most influential economists over the last half-century, Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan. Centered around the American Constitution, some of these views remain as controversial now as they did when it was originally recorded, over forty years ago. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Are China’s Fertility Limits Right? (VIDEO)

China’s one-child policy averted millions of births, gave China an amazing demographic dividend, and reduced pressure on the environment. Ending it, in 2015, was “gibbering insanity,” as environmentalist Paul Ehrlich put it. Dead Wrong®.
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Episode 70 – Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan Part 1

Two of the greatest economic minds over the past 50 years, Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan, sound off in Part 1 of this 1978 recording covering the American Constitution, the role of government, and several other topics. Hear their unique perspectives that still resonate within our society over 40 years later. Originally Recorded:  1978

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – The End of History as We Know It? (VIDEO)

In 1989, Francis Fukuyama said that liberal capitalist democracy was the end of history. But no, events keep happening, some of them very bad. Fukuyama was mistaken. Dead Wrong®.
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Episode 68 – Friedrich Hayek and Tom Hazlett (Podcast)

How does the rule of law evolve? Are changes to our society spontaneous, or are they organized with an endgame in mind by government? Join legendary economist Friedrich Hayek and Tom Hazlett, then a graduate student in economics, to discuss that subject in this conversation. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Episode 67 – Efforts in Eastern Europe to Localize Government (Podcast)

When the Iron Curtain fell, Eastern European countries were left with the monumental task of building their governments and economies nearly from scratch. In today’s podcast, hear Robert Ebel, International Government Finance Economist, Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel laureate in Economics, and Tom Hazlett, then Editor-in-Chief of The Wesleyan Review, discuss the pitfalls and triumphs of privatizing what were once solid socialist countries. Originally Recorded: 1993

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Episode 66 – Friedrich Hayek and Jack High (Podcast)

Today’s podcast, originally recorded in 1978, is a discussion between legendary economist Friedrich Hayek and then economics graduate student Jack High. During the conversation, Hayek talks about his major influences in economics as well as his upbringing in the social sciences. As they dive into Hayek’s philosophical and professional development, they touch on famous names from history such as John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig von Mises, and George Stigler. Originally Recorded:  1978

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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.
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Episode 64 – Friedrich Hayek and Elaine Carver Leijonhufvud (Podcast)

This conversation between legendary economist Friedrich Hayek and former economics writer Elaine Carver Leijonhufvud includes an intimate look into the life of Hayek as a young man. During the discussion, the two talk about Hayek’s memories of traveling to America as well as his perception of the tension between religious and scientific thought. Originally Recorded: 1978

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Organic Farming to Save the Planet? (VIDEO)

One of the most pressing debates of our time is about how we can reduce our emissions and save the planet. One popular argument for reducing greenhouse gases is to farm organically. The emergence of GMOs has been contested by many, and organic foods have become more and more popular as a result. And using pesticides and fertilizers have a real effect on the environment. But the question of efficiency comes into play.

What would happen if we went all organic? Can we produce the same amount of food on the same amount of land without modern agricultural techniques? Are the unintended consequences worth the benefit of making the change to organic? More importantly, would it truly save the planet?

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