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Seven Economic Truths [Video]

You can learn a lot about basic economics from great quotes. David Bahnsen, author of There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths, proves how true this is.Get your copy of David’s book, There’s No Free Lunch, on Amazon: https://l.prageru.com/3vtuRer🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE 👉 https://www.prageru.com/join/📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prageru/id1115115779Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cappital.prageruTo view the FACTS & SOURCES and Transcript, visit: https://www.prageru.com/video/seven-economic-truths📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageruSHOP! 🛒 Love PragerU? Visit our store today! https://shop.prageru.com/Script:You can learn a lot about basic economics from great quotes. Here are seven.1. “…Capitalism is a system that begins not with taking but with giving to others.” — George GilderThis sounds counter-intuitive, but Gilder is right. The underlying motivation of the entrepreneur is to satisfy not his need, but his customers. That’s his only path to success and profitability.And once profitable, the entrepreneur invariably puts his new capital to work expanding his business, which in turn creates better products, more jobs, and more wealth for more people.2. “Nothing contributes so much to the prosperity and happiness of a country as high profits.” — David RicardoTo judge profits achieved in a free economy without understanding what they mean to the nation at large is a failure to understand economics.Countries where citizens are generating healthy profits by their individual efforts are countries with a higher tax base, higher research and development, better public services, more robust charity and philanthropy, and ultimately greater happiness and quality of life.3. “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” — Frédéric BastiatOur conversations about government spending would be so dramatically different if we first realized that the government has no money to spend that it does not first take from someone else.Whether it be confiscation (taxation) or debt (future confiscation), government spending, legitimate to the extent that it funds the necessities of government, is always an extraction of wealth from the private sector.Government needs revenues to function. Everyone agrees on that. But beyond a certain point, who will spend the money more effectively: bureaucrats or the people who worked to earn it?4. “Differences in habits and attitudes are differences in human capital, just as much as differences in knowledge and skills—and such differences create differences in economic outcomes.” — Thomas SowellNo attempt to manufacture an equal economic outcome can ever succeed. This quote explains why: differences among people—such as their habits, abilities, attitudes, and goals—always lead to inequality.No matter how hard governments may try, they can’t force people to be the same. This is called reality.5. “If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.” — Ludwig Von MisesWithout property rights freedom can’t exist. If individuals don’t have control over their property, then the state does. If the state owns your property, the state owns you.One of the notable achievements of the Left has been to correlate private property with greed.  This often puts defenders of private property on their heels.It shouldn’t.Owning property gives people dignity. And people who own property will be far better stewards of that property than any disinterested third party.All lovers of freedom should be staunch defenders of private property. Without it, a productive and free society is impossible.6. “The free market is not a system… It is not something that Washington implements. It does not exist in any legislation, law, bill, regulation, or book. It is what you get when people act on their own, entirely without central direction, and with their own property…” — Jeffrey TuckerNobody invented capitalism. It’s what free people do naturally—exchange goods and services for their own benefit.Before there are interventions, regulations, stipulations, and controls–there are humans acting, associating, cooperating, building, and creating. That economic freedom is what we call capitalism.When people are free to do what they want—within the bounds of the law, of course—they do their best work. Simple—and wonderful—as that.7. “Under capitalism, man oppresses man. But under socialism, it’s the other way around.” — Russ RobertsFor the complete script, visit: https://www.prageru.com/video/seven-economic-truths

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How Is Inflation Affecting You? [Video]

Will Witt heads to a Los Angeles grocery store to find out how people have been affected by the soaring price of groceries and what they’d like to say to our leaders about inflation right now.🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/man-on-the-street📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prageru/id1115115779Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cappital.prageruSign up to never miss a new video! https://www.prageru.com/series/man-on-the-street/📳 Join PragerU’s text list ➡ https://l.prageru.com/3c4L3be🔥 PRAGERU MERCH! Love PragerU? Visit our store today! ➡ https://l.prageru.com/3ksxTJM

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Stories of Us — Sheila Nazarian: I Am Proof the American Dream Is Alive [Video]

Why are immigrants often so grateful for America? Dr. Sheila Nazarian, a Jewish Iranian refugee fleeing oppression, arrived in the United States speaking no English. Against all odds, she achieved major success in spite of starting over in a new country. Sheila never felt like anyone or anything was standing in her way of pursuing the American dream. @drsheilanazarian @themodelsurgeon🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE to be notified when a new episode drops! 👉https://www.prageru.com/series/stories-of-us📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prage…Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru

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China’s Social Credit System [Video]

In the past, the Social Credit System existed only in the world of science fiction. In the present, it’s happening in China. In the near future, it might become a reality right here in the West — unless we take a stand against it. Here’s what you need to know.🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE 👉 https://www.prageru.com/join/📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prageru/id1115115779Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cappital.prageruTo view the FACTS & SOURCES and Transcript, visit: https://www.prageru.com/video/chinas-social-credit-system📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageruSHOP! 🛒 Love PragerU? Visit our store today! https://shop.prageru.com/Script:In a 2016 episode of the science fiction series Black Mirror, a young woman named Lacie lives in a world where people rate every interaction they have with another person.Think of rating a restaurant on Trip Advisor. Except in this scenario, they’re rating you.In this dystopian scenario, Lacie obsesses about improving her “rating.” Whatever she says and does could make or break her future—from the cost of her rent to the quality of her healthcare. Inevitably, this leads people to associate with those who have a higher rating and disassociate with those who have a lower one.Turns out that Lacie isn’t very good at navigating this system. By the conclusion of the episode… Well, let’s just say it doesn’t end well for her.Black Mirror is fiction. But the society it paints is becoming a reality in the People’s Republic of China. You may have heard of it. It’s called the Social Credit System. By all indications, it’s the future of that country. If we’re not careful, it may be our future here.I’m drawing this to your attention because I left China to get away from the all-seeing eye of the Chinese government. I fled to the West in search of freedom. I found it. But now I’m seeing troubling signs that remind me of what I left behind.The loss of freedom doesn’t happen overnight. The Chinese Social Credit System has been decades in the making.It was okay at first. These things always are. Throughout the 1990s, Chinese banks developed financial credit rating programs—like those we have in America—to increase lending in rural areas. So far so good.But government officials soon realized that similar programs could be set up to gather other information about the behavior of its citizens.By 2014, new technology allowed the state to monitor what people said, did, bought, read, and searched on the Internet.Why? Because more data equals more control.That year, the State Council, China’s highest administrative body, issued a blueprint for phase one of the Social Credit System. The central government then established pilot programs in 43 cities across the country. In one of those cities, Rongcheng, local officials labeled certain behaviors as either acceptable or unacceptable. Every adult was assigned 1,000 social credit points. They gained or lost points depending on how well their public and private lives conformed to government standards. Buying diapers was fine: you’re taking care of your family. Playing video games: questionable because the state sees it as a sign of laziness. And discussing religion or grumbling about state policy: unacceptable.Lose too many points and you might miss out on privileges like bank loans, faster internet, and plane tickets.Big companies such as Alibaba work with the government to make the system viable. Imagine the government knows and judges what you buy on Amazon, and you get the idea.It’s assumed that in the near future, the system will be mandated for all Chinese citizens. Already, many people have been “enrolled” without their knowledge.Some in China think that the Social Credit System promotes good behavior, addressing everything from crime to bad driving and financial delinquency.But the system doesn’t stop there. It hasn’t taken Chinese authorities long to draw up massive blacklists for those deemed “unacceptable.” According to the Guardian in England, there are 23 million Chinese on those lists. And the number is growing.One of them, Liu Hu, is a journalist who published articles exposing government corruption and censorship. The system banned him from flying, traveling on a train, buying property, and taking out loans without any due process.The Muslim Uyghurs of Xinjiang have seen even worse. Many have been sent to reeducation camps for “unacceptable” behavior.For the complete script, visit: https://www.prageru.com/video/chinas-social-credit-system

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Passover with Dennis Prager [Video]

Dennis invites you into his home as he conducts a virtual Passover Seder (recorded April 2020). Watch and learn as Dennis explains the meaning of the rituals, but if you want to participate along with Dennis, you’ll need the standard Passover accoutrements (one per person in your household):1) Matzo2) Salt water3) Parsley4) A hard-boiled egg5) Horseradish 6) Charoset — a mix of nuts, raisins, and honey7) HaggadahEnjoy!#passover #dennisprager #prageru #passoverseder

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Fireside Chat Ep. 234 — Lockdown Devastation: Just as Predicted (And Finally Reported) [Video]

To watch the rest of this Fireside Chat go to https://www.prageru.com/video/ep-234-lockdown-devastation-just-as-predicted-and-finally-reported“The lockdowns are the greatest mistake in human history.” Dennis was mocked and dismissed for making this statement nearly two years ago. Now “the experts” are coming out of the shadows to report on the damage (mental health, suicide, eating disorders) the lockdowns have had—especially on younger generations. Dennis reads from an article, confirming what he predicted…the lockdown damage is devastating and lasting. He answers the big question we all have: How do we know who to trust anymore?🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms.SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a new episode! 👉https://www.prageru.com/series/firesi…📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prage…Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru🔥 PRAGERU MERCH! Love PragerU? Visit our store today! ➡ https://l.prageru.com/3ksxTJM

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Fireside Chat Ep. 232 — On the Fear of Opening Up [Video]

To watch the rest of this Fireside Chat go to https://www.prageru.com/video/ep-232-on-the-fear-of-opening-upWhat holds you back from opening up? Dennis continues his thoughts from last week’s show on the value of being transparent. While there are risks with everything, Dennis notes the great rewards that can come from opening up to the people in your life.🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms.SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a new episode! 👉https://www.prageru.com/series/firesi…📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prage…Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru🔥 PRAGERU MERCH! Love PragerU? Visit our store today! ➡ https://l.prageru.com/3ksxTJM

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Stories of Us — Garrett Powell: From Bachelorette Contestant to Target of the Woke Mob [Video]

Garrett Powell was raised with strong traditional values in Birmingham, Alabama. Appearing on the dating show The Bachelorette, Garrett made national headlines when his common sense, conservative beliefs were deemed “problematic.” This backlash ultimately strengthened his beliefs and he encourages others to stand up for what they believe in.🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE to be notified when a new episode drops! 👉https://www.prageru.com/series/stories-of-us📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prage…Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru

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Fireside Chat Ep. 228 — Don’t Overcomplicate the War in Ukraine [Video]

To watch the rest of this Fireside Chat go to https://www.prageru.com/video/ep-229-dont-overcomplicate-the-war-in-ukraineWhat’s really going on in Ukraine? The Russian invasion of Ukraine is getting more confusing and complex by the day. Or is it? Dennis sorts through the confusion and explores how the left and right are seemingly aligned on this terrible crisis. 🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms.SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a new episode! 👉https://www.prageru.com/series/firesi…📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prage…Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru🔥 PRAGERU MERCH! Love PragerU? Visit our store today! ➡ https://l.prageru.com/3ksxTJM

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Why You Should Care About Passover [Video]

What is the oldest holiday that people still celebrate today? Christmas? Easter? Halloween? Good guesses, but all incorrect. Dennis Prager has another answer, one you probably haven’t considered. The more you know about this holiday, the more you realize its incomparable significance.🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE 👉 https://www.prageru.com/join/📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prageru/id1115115779Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cappital.prageruTo view the FACTS & SOURCES and Transcript, visit: https://www.prageru.com/video/why-you-should-care-about-passover📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageruSHOP! 🛒 Love PragerU? Visit our store today! https://shop.prageru.com/Script:If you look up “world’s oldest holiday”—a holiday that is still observed—you will probably get “New Year’s.”But that doesn’t really count. New Year’s was not one holiday—different groups celebrated it in different ways, often with different calendars. And aside from marking the new year, it doesn’t commemorate anything—not an event or a person.So what is the world’s oldest holiday?The answer is Passover.It has been celebrated continuously, in the same way, by the same group, and commemorates a single event.Jews have been doing this for more than three thousand years. That alone is almost incredible.But Passover is not only the world’s oldest holiday, It is also the world’s most important holiday. I’ll explain why in a moment.First, a word about the story of Passover.It celebrates the Jews’ Exodus from Egypt in approximately 1200 BC, or BCE, as many academics now refer to it.The Israelites were slaves in Egypt for hundreds of years until, as described in the Hebrew Bible, the Egyptians suffered what are known as The Ten Plagues. Their Pharaoh—the Egyptian ruler—finally relented and allowed the Jews to leave. That is the story of the Exodus, the most widely known national event in Western history.And why is the Exodus so important?For the first time in history, the primary religious book of a civilization went on record as identifying its god with liberating slaves. The gods of every other nation either said nothing about slavery or endorsed it. But the God of the Exodus liberated an enslaved nation. And He not only liberated Jews. The Book of Exodus records that a “multitude” of peoples left Egypt with the Jews.But didn’t that book, specifically the Book of Exodus, allow some forms of slavery? Yes, it did. But with the exception of captives in wartime, it did not allow slavery as we understand the term. Biblical slavery was what is known as indentured servitude, an institution that was so common throughout history that a large percentage of the Europeans who came to America in its early days came as indentured servants. This institution was not slavery. People who couldn’t pay off their debts worked their way out of debt—for a fixed length of time. In the Bible, that was six years.One powerful proof that the Exodus meant that God did not approve of slavery is that the Exodus inspired enslaved people in different parts of the world to hope for freedom. For example, black Americans thoroughly identified with the Exodus and with the Israelites. The best-known black spiritual (or religious folk song) was “Go Down Moses” with its famous refrain, “Let My People Go,” the very words that Moses, the leader of the Israelites, repeatedly said to Pharaoh:Go down, Moses,Way down in Egypt’s Land.Tell ol’ Pharaoh,Let my people go.The lyrics of the song refer to Harriet Tubman, the famous runaway slave who later helped fellow slaves escape to freedom. She became known as the “Black Moses,” and used “Go Down Moses” as a code to communicate with fleeing slaves.The Exodus not only inspired slaves in America; it equally inspired free people in America. Two of America’s Founders, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, designed a great seal for the United States. And what did that seal depict? The Exodus.Every year, for more than three thousand years, Jews have kept the memory of the Exodus alive by celebrating Passover. The first night of the holiday features the dinner known as the Passover Seder, the Hebrew word for “Order.” The Seder meal is conducted in a very specific order that ensures the story be told accurately and that anywhere a Jew goes in the world, he or she will be engaged in the same exact ritual.For the complete transcript visit: https://www.prageru.com/video/why-you-should-care-about-passover

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Should Americans Embrace Communism? [Video]

Will Witt is in Romania asking people what they think about America and if they feel Americans should embrace communism. Don’t miss this special international Man On the Street!🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE 👉 https://www.prageru.com/series/man-on-the-street📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prageru/id1115115779Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cappital.prageruSign up to never miss a new video! https://www.prageru.com/series/man-on-the-street/📳 Join PragerU’s text list ➡ https://l.prageru.com/3c4L3be🔥 PRAGERU MERCH! Love PragerU? Visit our store today! ➡ https://l.prageru.com/3ksxTJM

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Stories of Us — Marissa Streit: Why I Dedicate My Life to Saving America [Video]

Marissa Streit, a Los Angeles native who later served in Israel’s IDF intelligence force, began her career in America as an educator. She quickly learned firsthand how our education system promoted low academic standards while actively undermining American values. Deciding to be part of the solution, she now dedicates her life to educating millions as the CEO of PragerU. She invites you to join her in the fight.🚨 PragerU is experiencing severe censorship on Big Tech platforms. Go to https://www.prageru.com/ to watch our videos free from censorship!SUBSCRIBE to be notified when a new episode drops! 👉https://www.prageru.com/series/stories-of-us📲 Take PragerU videos with you everywhere you go. Download our free mobile app! Download for Apple iOS ➡ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prage…Download for Android ➡ https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…📳 Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru