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Free to Choose by Milton Friedman: Episode “Created Equal” (Part 1 of transcript and video)

 Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan Liberals like President Obama (and John Brummett) want to shoot for an equality of outcome. That system does not work. In fact, our free society allows for the closest gap between the wealthy and the poor. Unlike other countries where free enterprise and other freedoms are not present.  This is a seven part series. […]

Milton Friedman Friday:(“Free to Choose” episode 4 – From Cradle to Grave, Part 2 of 7)

 I am currently going through his film series “Free to Choose” which is one the most powerful film series I have ever seen. For the past 7 years Maureen Ramsey has had to buy food and clothes for her family out of a government handout. For the whole of that time, her husband, Steve, hasn’t […]

Friedman Friday:(“Free to Choose” episode 4 – From Cradle to Grave, Part 1 of 7)

Friedman Friday:(“Free to Choose” episode 4 – From Cradle to Grave, Part 1 of 7) Volume 4 – From Cradle to Grave Abstract: Since the Depression years of the 1930s, there has been almost continuous expansion of governmental efforts to provide for people’s welfare. First, there was a tremendous expansion of public works. The Social Security Act […]

FRIEDMAN FRIDAY “The Failure of Socialism” episode of Free to Choose in 1990 by Milton Friedman (Part 2)

Milton Friedman: Free To Choose – The Failure Of Socialism With Ronald Reagan (Full) Published on Mar 19, 2012 by NoNationalityNeeded Milton Friedman’s writings affected me greatly when I first discovered them and I wanted to share with you. Abstract: Ronald Reagan introduces this program, and traces a line from Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of […]

Daniel Mitchell OF CENTER FOR FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY article The (Accelerated) Europeanization of America

The (Accelerated) Europeanization of America I periodically warn that the United States is on a path to become a European-style welfare state. That sounds good to some people since it implies lots of goodies paid for by other people. So I always explain that there’s a downside. The economic data clearly show that there’s been less growth in Europe and this […]

Daniel Mitchell OF CENTER FOR FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY article “ The Economics of Inequality“

The Economics of Inequality In my four-part series on inequality (here, here, here, and here), I argue that that it is more important to instead focus on reducing poverty – especially since we know the policies needed to achieve that latter goal. In this discussion, I contemplate why some folks don’t understand that message. One reason is that […]

Daniel Mitchell OF CENTER FOR FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY article Biden’s Awful Plan for a Hybrid Death Tax/Capital Gains Tax

—- Biden’s Awful Plan for a Hybrid Death Tax/Capital Gains Tax More than 10 years ago, I narrated this video explaining why there should be no capital gains tax. The economic argument against capital gains taxation is very simple. It is wrong to impose discriminatory taxes on income that is saved and invested. It’s bad enough that government gets to […]

Daniel Mitchell OF CENTER FOR FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY article The World’s Most Perverse (but Perhaps Accurate) Observation about Cuba

The World’s Most Perverse (but Perhaps Accurate) Observation about Cuba Weird items sometimes show up in my inbox, and this clip from Nikole Hannah-Jones (creator of the academically shoddy 1619 Project) definitely qualifies. She actually cites the economic wasteland of Cuba as a role model for equality. Ms. Hannah-Jones said that Cuba’s results are because of socialism. On that point, […]

Daniel Mitchell OF CENTER FOR FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY article Democrats Embrace Protectionist Tax Hike on Lower-Income and Middle-Class Americans

—- Democrats Embrace Protectionist Tax Hike on Lower-Income and Middle-Class Americans I’ve been warning, over and over and over again, that a European-style welfare state means huge tax increases on ordinary people. Simply stated, there are not enough rich people to finance big government (even Paul Krugman agrees). This means Joe Biden and Democrats need to make a choice: What matters most, their desire to make […]

Daniel Mitchell OF CENTER FOR FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY article The Case Against Socialism, Part III

– The Case Against Socialism, Part III Part I of this series looked at socialism’s track record of failure, while Part II pointed out that greater levels of socialism lead to greater levels of misery. For Part III, let’s start with this video on the economics of socialism. If the world was governed by logic, there would be no […]