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Why Thieves Hate Free Markets – Learn Liberty Why Thieves Hate Free Markets – Learn Liberty

I know how to get a free suit. All I have to do is go to Macy’s, get a suit, charge it, and then when the bill comes, rip it up. Ethical issues aside, you see the main problem with this approach is that I can only do it once. The next time I go…

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Will Taxing the Rich Fix the Deficit? Will Taxing the Rich Fix the Deficit?

Can we balance the budget by taxing the rich? Let’s look at how much Americans pay in federal taxes compared to their incomes. Accounting for federal income taxes and tax credits, the richest 5 percent of Americans paid almost 30 percent in taxes in 2009. The 20 percent of poorest Americans paid negative 1 percent,…

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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”…

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Did Markets Fail in Post-Soviet Economies? Did Markets Fail in Post-Soviet Economies?

In the last 20 years since the breakup of the Soviet Union many post Soviet economies like my home country Russia have struggled to reach economic prosperity. This has led some people to question the virtues of free market capitalism. I would argue that it has not been a failure of free market capitalism, but…

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Is It Unfair to Pay CEOs Billions? Is It Unfair to Pay CEOs Billions?

Isn’t it unfair to pay CEO’s billions of dollars when there’s so many people in poverty? That all depends on where the pay comes from and how it is earned. If, for example, the payment to the CEO’s comes in part from a government bailout, at the taxpayers’ expense, then absolutely it’s wrong to pay…

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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…

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Karl Marx Goes South of the Border | Guest: Gloria Alvarez | Ep 37 Karl Marx Goes South of the Border | Guest: Gloria Alvarez | Ep 37

– Welcome to Kibbe on Liberty, we’re talking to Gloria Alvarez, freedom fighter in Latin America. She’s going to explain to us why Marx is such a corrosive influence in Latin America and what people that believe in liberty can do to connect to the next generation, check it out. (rock music) It’s awesome, –…

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Milton Friedman on the American Economy (1 of 6) Milton Friedman on the American Economy (1 of 6)

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Debate: What To Do About Poverty | Learn Liberty Debate: What To Do About Poverty | Learn Liberty

[Movie clip, The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006, Columbia Pictures] WILL SMITH: I remember that day, because that’s the day that I found out there was only $21.33 left in my bank account. I was broke. [Door rattles.] [End clip] BRANDON TURNER: So a fairly moving depiction of what poverty looks like in that clip. And…

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