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Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Communism

Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Communism

These are the kinds of forms you have to fill out in this country in a place like that if you want to start a business or get anything done. But if you think that only happens here, tell me when was the last time you stood in line to get a driver’s license or a registration plate, or do you know anybody in Britain, or France, or Germany or the United States who has built a house sometime in…

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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Full Video

Sweden: Lessons for America? – Full Video

(MUSIC) Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden. My name is Johan Norberg. And this is where I was born and raised. These are friends of mine and we’re going to watch a big game between two Stockholm teams, so it should be a good one. And it might get a little crazy in there. Yah, it’s going to be a lot of crazy. Look at this excitement over a football game, or soccer, as it’s called in America. I’m not sure if…

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Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Redistribution of Wealth

Free To Choose 1990 – Freedom and Prosperity – Redistribution of Wealth

You take the case of the United States during the 19th century and of Britain in the 19th century. At the time of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1899, total government spending in Britain was 10% of the national income. Up until 1929 in the United States, except for periods of great war, total government spending in the United States was about 10% of national income. Now that is a very far cry from a government which spends over half of…

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Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Vouchers

Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Vouchers

MAURICE WALTON, PARENT: As the present system stands, I think virtually parents have got no freedom of choice whatsoever. They are told what is good for them by the teachers, and are told that the teachers are doing a great job, and I’ve just got no say at all. If the voucher system were introduced, I think it would bring teachers and parents together, I think closer. A parent that is worried about his child would remove their child from…

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Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Mini Schools

Free To Choose 1990 – The Failure of Socialism – Mini Schools

For three years parents at this school could choose to send their children to any of several specially created mini-schools, each with a different curriculum. The experiment was designed to restore a choice to those who were most closely involved, the parents and the teachers. DON AYERS, FORMER PRINCIPAL: Probably the most significant thing that happened was that the teachers, for the first time, had some power, and they were able to build the curriculum to fit the needs of…

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Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Sweden: Socialism or Free Markets?

Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – Sweden: Socialism or Free Markets?

Sweden…huh? A bunch of socialists. Like Cuba, without the sun. We hate it. Or well, we love it if we’re Socialists. But both the Left and the Right are Dead Wrong. If you think my country, Sweden, is Socialist, you don’t understand the meaning of socialism. Socialist means having the government owning the means of production, like in Cuba, Venezuela or North Korea. But Swedish Social Democrats understood early on that they needed free enterprise to make Sweden prosper. And…

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