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BT Daily: What Is Behind America’s Immigration Crisis?

BT Daily: What Is Behind America’s Immigration Crisis?

[Darris McNeely] Well, looking at an article in a recent issue of our Beyond Today magazine about immigration and the issues regarding that, I was struck by a story I remember that I went through one time that I think brings a human face to this entire issue of immigration, migration, walls, and the whole discussion that has polarized the world and especially the United States at this time. I was in Israel. My friend and I were traveling between…

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Freedom: Benefits of a Basic Income Guarantee vs. Welfare – Learn Liberty

Freedom: Benefits of a Basic Income Guarantee vs. Welfare – Learn Liberty

The US federal government spends well over six hundred billion dollars a year on welfare spread across more than a hundred and twenty different programs. When you add in spending at the state and local level total welfare spending in the United States amounts to over a trillion dollars a year. That’s over $20,000 for each and every poor person in the United States. Sounds great right? But unfortunately, not only has this massive spending not solved the problem of…

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Economic Freedom and a Better Life

Economic Freedom and a Better Life

Everyone wants to make the world a better place. But not everyone understands how economic freedom leads to wellbeing. The cornerstones of economic freedom are personal choice, voluntary exchange, the freedom to compete in the markets, and private property rights. These freedoms comprise the core of what’s measured in the “eEconomic fFreedom of the wWorld” report, which provides further evidence of the positive relationship between economic freedom and economic growth. An easy way to see this positive relationship is by…

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Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism – Part 1

Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism – Part 1

Hello, this is Dr. Harriet Fraad on Capitalism Hits Home, an interpersonal update. This is a show about the intersection of capitalism, class, and our personal lives. Today’s podcast on Capitalism Hits Home is about what is class? What is a class revolution? What does it mean when we talk about feudalism, capitalism, state capitalism, socialism, and communism? These are words bandied about, but we don’t really know what they mean, and we don’t learn about these revolutions in school….

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America Will Be – Episode 1: Uniting a Movement

America Will Be – Episode 1: Uniting a Movement

Workers who make minimum wage are protesting across the metro Atlanta area, and not just here, but also across the country. And this is supposed to be the richest most powerful United States or something. We can’t get clean water to our people. The fight for clean water, the fight for environmental justice, the fight for living wages, the fight for voting rights, the fight for health care are all interlocked. That’s why we’ve gotta have a Poor People’s Campaign….

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Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want | Hugh Segal | Walrus Talks

Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want | Hugh Segal | Walrus Talks

Your honour, your worship, it’s a great privilege to be here on the land of the Cree and the Six Nations and the Métis. I’ve been told, my name is Hugh Segal, I can only speak for seven minutes. I was in the Senate for nine years [laughter], I had colleagues who couldn’t clear their throat in seven minutes [laughter], but I will do my very best and I will not make fun of engineers except to say this, having…

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What’s So Great About Economic Freedom? – Learn Liberty

What’s So Great About Economic Freedom? – Learn Liberty

Economic freedom is about, yes, the freedom to buy and sell stuff, but it’s also about the freedom to interact with people, to converse with people, to travel where we want, to say the things we want to say. These things [that] involve interaction with others are truly at the core of economic freedom. There’s a tremendous body of evidence that suggests that economic freedom is associated with many of the things we think of when we think of a…

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Economic Freedom by the Numbers

Economic Freedom by the Numbers

ANTONY DAVIES: Economists are interested in how people behave when their unlimited desires collide with their limited abilities. We focus a lot on how people go about making decisions and what those decisions are. Here, you could imagine, not just amongst economists but amongst people at large, two schools of thought. One school of thought says that decision-making should be more centralized, that is, the government should be making decisions and imposing those decisions on people. The argument that people…

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Richard Wolff responds to Jordan B. Peterson

Richard Wolff responds to Jordan B. Peterson

Through the magic of the internet, it is possible for me to respond to some things that were said by a Canadian psychologist by the name of Jordan Peterson, who teaches at the University of Toronto. I’m not going to be talking about the psychology he teaches, or that he preaches, because that’s not my area of expertise, just as it’s clear that Marxism is not his. However, he has made statements about Marxism — despite not knowing very much…

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Marxism is ignorant of the Pareto principle | Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein

Marxism is ignorant of the Pareto principle | Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein

So here’s the thing what’s up with? With Marxism is a there’s a lot in marx critique of capitalism That’s actually right and so that kind of gets you through the door once you start looking at the analysis And then there’s the prescription which is toxic But it’s not obvious why it’s toxic in other words It’s a pretty good story that doesn’t happen to function and so people gravitate to it because the story is Moderately compelling it’s…

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