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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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 – 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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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – What Liberals Really Care About (VIDEO)

Classical liberals are obviously only concerned about individuals…right? Many people think so. But if you asked a classical liberal, the story would be dramatically different. In fact, the very theories developed by classical liberals were based on recognizing that humans are extremely social creatures. So how does this myth still exist, and why was it created?
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