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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-truthsđź“ł Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageruSHOP! đź›’ 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.” — FrĂ©dĂ©ric 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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Shameless Marxist Propaganda [Video]

When it comes to hating America, the kings of the Left-wing Media reside at MSNBC. Need proof? Mark brings the goods as Ali Velshi spews his Marxist propaganda while smearing America and Israel. For more LevinTV: https://bit.ly/2YU9XXSClick here to check out Mark Levin’s Facebook page: https://bit.ly/2XuTpp7Click here to watch more Mark Levin on BlazeTV: https://bit.ly/3tIHmQM

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Quillette’s Founding Editor On Starting The Most Controversial Magazine In The World [Video]

This episode was recorded on October 29th, 2021.Claire Lehmann and talk about the success of Quillette magazine, left-wing authoritarianism, gender dysphoria, mentorship, stereotypes, social media, ingroup preference, moral reasoning, aggressive empathy, and more.Claire Lehmann is the founding editor of Quillette magazine. She works with journalists whose kind of content or views make finding a platform difficult. Quillette has published exciting articles by Coleman Hughes, Rav Arora, Rob Henderson, and Kevin Mims—to name a few.________________Find more from Claire Lehmann on Twitter: https://twitter.com/clairlemonInstagram: https://instagram.com/clairelehmannTake a peek at Quillette itself: https://quillette.com/Other links: https://linktr.ee/clairelehmann________________Chapters________________[0:00] Intro[0:54] What Is Quillette? [6:39] Political Leanings & Staying Centered[11:44] Mentorship Relationships[15:18] Social Challenges[20:19] Claire & Quillette’s Success[26:13] Left-wing Authoritarianism I[31:04] Stereotype Accuracy Research [33:36] Left-wing Authoritarianism II[35:51] Social Media & Unification[44:35] Barrier Effects in Human Aggression[51:43] Social Media & Wildfire Ideas[58:12] Memes & Gender Dysphoria[1:05:27] Media Pressure [1:09:09] Quillette’s Growth Pattern[1:12:39] Behind Reading Demographics [1:17:07] Aggressive Empathy & Moral Reasoning[1:24:49] Outro#Authoritarianism #Media #Gender #SocialMedia #Quillette #Journalism// SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL //Newsletter: https://linktr.ee/DrJordanBPetersonDonations: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate// COURSES //Discovering Personality: https://jordanbpeterson.com/personalitySelf Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.comUnderstand Myself (personality test): https://understandmyself.com// BOOKS //Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-lifeMaps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning// LINKS //Website: https://jordanbpeterson.comEvents: https://jordanbpeterson.com/eventsBlog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blogPodcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast// SOCIAL //Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonInstagram: https://instagram.com/jordan.b.petersonFacebook: https://facebook.com/drjordanpeterson

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American Patriot News

What was Bill Clinton doing with Ghislaine Maxwell in India? Secret Service Records Confirm Trip [Video]

What was Bill Clinton doing with Ghislaine Maxwell in India? Judicial Watch just uncovered Secret Service records confirming trip. https://judicialwatch.org/clinton-ghislaine-maxwell-india/ (And, ye

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Brandon Straka: Political Persecution in Biden’s America [Video]

Brandon Straka, Founder and CEO of Walkaway, on his post-J6 persecution, the political hijacking of our judicial system, and who stood by him and, shockingly, who didn’t.Find more at BrandonStraka.com

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The Key Problem With the Federal Government | w/Niall Ferguson [Video]

Grab a coffee with Ben Shapiro and Niall Ferguson in The Search, streaming exclusively on the Daily Wire.Sit down with Ben and Niall! Become a Daily Wire member today: https://utm.io/ud1Bz#TheSearch #BenShapiro #NiallFerguson #DailyWire #Politics #News #History #FederalGovernment #JoeBiden #Biden

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Leadership

Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator [Video]

Few presidents have connected with the American people like Ronald Reagan did. Through a combination of persuasion and policy, our 40th president turned a depressed nation into a confident one. Scott Walker, former governor of Wisconsin and president of Young America’s Foundation, explains how he did it.🚨 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/ronald-reagan-the-great-communicatorđź“ł Join PragerU’s text list! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageruSHOP! đź›’ Love PragerU? Visit our store today! https://shop.prageru.com/Script:Ronald Reagan fashioned his political career and his presidency around three things. Lower taxesSmaller governmentStrong defenseIn doing so, he almost single-handedly resurrected and redefined the modern conservative movement. But he did much more than that—he resurrected and redefined America.If that sounds like an impressive feat, it was. And it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Reagan who could have done it. Known by friend and foe alike as The Great Communicator, even Democrats conceded that no one could connect with the American people like Reagan. Whenever he went on TV—which was often—to promote a policy, he invariably swung the American people his way. When he explained something, it just made sense.Fittingly, it was a TV speech in 1964 entitled “A Time for Choosing” that launched his political career. He delivered it on behalf of Republican Presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater. Here’s just one of his many memorable passages.”No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size… Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”This was pure Reagan: a basic truth delivered with humor.Born in a small Midwestern town on February 6th, 1911, Reagan honed his communication skills as a radio announcer and then, as an actor. He was a genuine Hollywood star and celebrity for over two decades before he got into politics. Tall, broad-shouldered, and handsome with a golden voice, he was well-respected and well-liked by his peers. He was also seen as a natural leader. From 1947-52, he was President of the Screen Actors Guild, deftly guiding it through the blacklist era.    In 1965, encouraged by the positive response to his “A Time for Choosing” speech, Reagan decided to run for governor of California. He won easily. The victory immediately established him as a major figure in the Republican party. By 1980, he was their overwhelming choice for President.That year, he soundly defeated President Jimmy Carter. The incumbent lost because his pessimistic approach to problem-solving mirrored the justifiably sour mood of the country. The economy was going nowhere, caught in the double grip of inflation and stagnation.In contrast, Reagan—ever the optimist—offered a way out. It wasn’t the American people who were to blame, he told voters, it was the government. Reagan would get it out of the way. He would lower taxes and cut red tape.He did both.The media dismissed his plan, calling it “Reaganomics.” But it worked.From 1982 to ’87, the American economy, defined as GDP adjusted for inflation, rose an astonishing 27 percent, manufacturing 33 percent, and the median income by 12 percent.An estimated 20 million new jobs were created. All income classes and all racial and ethnic groups benefited from the Reagan economy.The dark decade of the seventies, a time in which it looked like America was in a terminal eclipse, faded away. It was, as Reagan put it, during his 1984 re-election campaign, “Morning in America” again.Every bit as transformational as his work on the economy, was his approach to foreign policy, specifically the Soviet Union. It’s easy to forget, but when Reagan came to office in 1981, Soviet-style communism appeared to be as strong, if not stronger, than American-style democracy.Whereas Reagan’s predecessor had taken a “we just need to get along” approach, Reagan saw it much differently. He didn’t mince words. In March of 1983, he called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” The media and the Democrats wailed that the phrase was reckless, but it was typical Reagan. Simple, clear, and true. What else do you call a totalitarian system that had deprived millions of people across the globe of their freedom?When asked what his strategy was for fighting the Cold War, Reagan replied. “We win. They lose.”For the complete transcript visit: https://www.prageru.com/video/ronald-reagan-the-great-communicator