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Jan 30, 2015

Show 1238 America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder by Bret Stephens

 Dennis Prager talks to Brett Stephens, foreign affairs columnist for the WSJ. His new book is America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder. 

Segment 2- Author Bret Stephens joins Riely and Scot on WROK to discuss the book.

 

Overview of the book-

-A world in which the leading liberal-democratic nation does not assume its role as world policeman will become a world in which dictatorships contend, or unite, to fill the breach. Americans seeking a return to an isolationist garden of Eden—alone and undisturbed in the world, knowing neither good nor evil—will soon find themselves living within shooting range of global pandemonium. —From the Introduction

 

In a brilliant book that will elevate foreign policy in the national conversation, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Bret Stephens makes a powerful case for American intervention abroad.

 

In December 2011 the last American soldier left Iraq. “We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq,” boasted President Obama. He was proved devastatingly wrong less than three years later as jihadists seized the Iraqi city of Mosul. The event cast another dark shadow over the future of global order—a shadow, which, Bret Stephens argues, we ignore at our peril.

 

America in Retreat identifies a profound crisis on the global horizon. As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America’s adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China’s attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests.

 

Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad. He explains how military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was the right course of action, foolishly executed. He traces the intellectual continuity between anti-interventionist statesmen such as Henry Wallace and Robert Taft in the late 1940s and Barack Obama and Rand Paul today. And he makes an unapologetic case for Pax Americana, “a world in which English is the default language of business, diplomacy, tourism, and technology; in which markets are global, capital is mobile, and trade is increasingly free; in which values of openness and tolerance are, when not the norm, often the aspiration.”

 

In a terrifying chapter imagining the world of 2019, Stephens shows what could lie in store if Americans continue on their current course. Yet we are not doomed to this future. Stephens makes a passionate rejoinder to those who argue that America is in decline, a process that is often beyond the reach of political cures. Instead, we are in retreat—the result of faulty, but reversible, policy choices. By embracing its historic responsibility as the world’s policeman, America can safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home.

 

At once lively and sobering, America in Retreat offers trenchant analysis of the gravest threat to global order, from a rising star of political commentary.

 

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Jan 28, 2015

Show 1237 America in Retreat- The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder by Bret Stephens

 

Michael Medved talks to the author of America in Retreat- The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, Bret Stephens

 

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Overview of the book-

A world in which the leading liberal-democratic nation does not assume its role as world policeman will become a world in which dictatorships contend, or unite, to fill the breach. Americans seeking a return to an isolationist garden of Eden—alone and undisturbed in the world, knowing neither good nor evil—will soon find themselves living within shooting range of global pandemonium.—From the Introduction

 

In a brilliant book that will elevate foreign policy in the national conversation, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Bret Stephens makes a powerful case for American intervention abroad.

 

In December 2011 the last American soldier left Iraq. “We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq,” boasted President Obama. He was proved devastatingly wrong less than three years later as jihadists seized the Iraqi city of Mosul. The event cast another dark shadow over the future of global order—a shadow, which, Bret Stephens argues, we ignore at our peril.

 

America in Retreat identifies a profound crisis on the global horizon. As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America’s adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China’s attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests.

 

Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad. He explains how military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was the right course of action, foolishly executed. He traces the intellectual continuity between anti-interventionist statesmen such as Henry Wallace and Robert Taft in the late 1940s and Barack Obama and Rand Paul today. And he makes an unapologetic case for Pax Americana, “a world in which English is the default language of business, diplomacy, tourism, and technology; in which markets are global, capital is mobile, and trade is increasingly free; in which values of openness and tolerance are, when not the norm, often the aspiration.”

 

In a terrifying chapter imagining the world of 2019, Stephens shows what could lie in store if Americans continue on their current course. Yet we are not doomed to this future. Stephens makes a passionate rejoinder to those who argue that America is in decline, a process that is often beyond the reach of political cures. Instead, we are in retreat—the result of faulty, but reversible, policy choices. By embracing its historic responsibility as the world’s policeman, America can safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home.

 

 

At once lively and sobering, America in Retreat offers trenchant analysis of the gravest threat to global order, from a rising star of political commentary.

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Jan 26, 2015

Show 1236 Hugh Hewitt from the ‘Hillsdale Dialogues’ series archive

 

Hugh Hewitt discusses the Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers and the U.S. Constitution with Dr. Larry Arnn, Hillsdale College presiden

 

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Jan 23, 2015

Show 1235 Robert Spencer -As the Middle East Burns- June 2014

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Published on Jul 1, 2014

Robert Spencer, author of -Arab Winter Comes to America,- addresses a live audience in New England on the current state of things in the Middle East and why US politicians and government officials are repeatedly blindsided by the moves of the jihadists. Recorded June 24 2014.

Jan 21, 2015

Show 1234 Robert Haddick- China, America and the Future of the Pacific

 

Robert Haddick, -Fire on the Water: China, America, and the Future of the Pacific,- Eight Bells Book Lecture, Naval War College Museum, Oct. 23, 2014.

 

Fire on the Water contends that much of the general public and many U.S. policy experts are unaware of the threat that China's military modernization poses to America's national interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The author maintains that within a decade China will have the military power to place U.S. influence throughout East Asia at risk. With that in mind, and to avoid a future crisis, the United States needs to fashion a new and more competitive strategy, one that better matches the strengths of the United States and its allies against China's vulnerabilities.

 

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Jan 19, 2015

Show 1233 Dinesh DSouza Demolishes New Atheism

A new form of atheism is on the scene. What is it and what does it look like?

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http://youtu.be/mNhf140H42s 

Jan 16, 2015

Show 1232 Dinesh D'Souza Documentary  America- Imagine a World without Her

 

America- Imagine a World without Her by Dinesh D'Souza

 

Overview of the Documentary-

Conceived in liberty...

...or in oppression?

 

Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?

 

New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed—and the federal government can do the reforming.

 

D'Souza, an Indian immigrant to this country, and proud American citizen, fears for America's future. He loves this country and fears that unless the Progressives' anti-American arguments are met forcibly and on their own terms, America will cease to be the beacon of freedom and hope that it always has been.

 

In America: Imagine a World without Her D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country. In this book, you'll learn:

Why it is a pernicious myth that English colonists "stole" America from the Indians or that American settlers and soldiers "stole" the southwest from Mexico

Why the descendants of slaves—and the successive waves of immigrants to the United States—are better off here than in their old countries

How America, more than any other country, is based on rewarding the enterprise and hard-work of the common man

How traditional American virtues sustain prosperity and freedom, and Progressive arguments about "liberation" and "justice" undercut them

How Progressive demagoguery about "inequality" expands the power of government and its grasp on the taxpayer's wallet

Why we should fear the Progressive agenda of "reform" which is in fact an agenda of totalitarian control of the state over the individual

Why national decline is a choice—a choice that it is still not too late to reverse

 

Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's America will be the most talked about book of the year.

 

Watch instantly on Amazon Prime or Netflix.

 

Buy the DVD from Amazon. This is a must have in every Conservative library. 

Jan 14, 2015

Show 1231 Geert Wilders The West’s Battle for Freedom

Segment one- The Glazov Gang - Geert Wilders on The West’s Battle for Freedom.

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http://youtu.be/69-nah7rIOc

 

Segment two- Geert Wilders Restoration Weekend 2014 at the David Horowitz Freedom Center

 

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http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.tv/2014/11/15/geert-wilders/

Jan 12, 2015

Show 1230  National Review Online number 9

 This is 6 selected segements from National Review Onlines program called - Between the covers.   65 minutes total running time.

 1. Robert Haddick, author of Fire on the Water: China, America, and the Future of the Pacific.

 2. James M. McPherson, author of Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief.

 3.  H. W. Crocker, III, author of The Yanks Are Coming!: A Military History of the United States in World War I .

 4. Russ Roberts, author of How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness.

 5. Francis Fukuyama, author of Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy.

 6.  Janet M. Hartley, author of Siberia: A History of the People .

 

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Jan 9, 2015

Show 1229 NRO 8  National Review Online 8. 

This is 7 selected segements from National Review Onlines program called - Between the covers.  66 minutes total running time.

 

Host John J. Miller interviews the following authors-

 1. Sharyl Attkisson, author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington

 2. Bret Stephens, author of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.

 3.  William Voegeli, author of The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion.

 4.  Brian Domitrovic, editor of The Pillars of Reaganomics: A Generation of Wisdom from Arthur Laffer and the Supply-Side Revolutionaries

 5.  Samuel Hynes, author of The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War.

 6.  Donald Stoker, author of Clausewitz: His Life and Work

 7.  Richard Brookhiser, author of Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

 

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http://radio.nationalreview.com/betweenthecovers/

Jan 7, 2015

Show 1228 Ben Shapiro at the Horowitz Freedom Center

Restoration Weekend 2014

Ben Shapiro Nov 13, 2014

 

To watch the video of this speech visit-

http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.tv/2014/11/13/ben-shapiro/

 

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Jan 5, 2015

Show 1227 Sean Hannity Special. Mark Levin -The Liberty Amendements -

 

The Great One, Mark Levin (Author & Radio Talk Show Host) joins Sean Hannity to discuss his new book 'The Liberty Amendments' for a compelling hour of this Audience Special. Published on Aug 16, 2013

 

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http://youtu.be/vJdwc3q5s0o

Jan 2, 2015

Show 1226 Documentary-Rocky Mountain Heist

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From the website-

LIBERTY-LOVING AMERICANS: YOU MUST WATCH OUR FILM EXPOSING HOW A SMALL GROUP OF WEALTHY LIBERALS OVERTOOK COLORADO. THEY USED EVERY SCHEME POSSIBLE TO IMPOSE A BACKWARD AGENDA AND THEY TRANSFORMED THE PLACE I LOVE INTO A TESTING GROUND FOR THEIR LIBERAL IDEOLOGY. MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN YOUR STATE NEXT! — MICHELLE MALKIN

 

Those who don’t agree with the Progressive agenda being passed from the liberal state Capital are targeted and harassed. Most troubling? “The Colorado Model” is being replicated. It may be coming to a state near you. It all started with four wealthy liberals who pulled off one of the greatest political make-overs in recent history. The Rocky Mountain Heist.

Dec 31, 2014

Show 1225 Stossel- Founder John discusses the importance of the Constitution 

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Dec 29, 2014

Show 1224 Part 1 of 2 THE CASE FOR DIVINE PROVIDENCE IN U.S. HISTORY

This is part 1 of 2 of this Medved History program.

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As historian Walter MacDougall declares,       -The creation of the United States is the central event of the last 400 years of human history.-    No other development has proven more consequential, or less predictable, than the rapid emergence of the dominant economic, military and cultural power on earth in the sparsely settled, undeveloped continent of North America.

 

The dramatic nature of America's rise allows only three plausible explanations -

 

it's an accident, a series of fortunate coincidences

it's a crime, a collection of uniquely selfish, ruthless, exploitative misdeeds that allowed America to push ahead of the rest of the world

or it's the hand of God, an example of Divine Providence at work.

This show makes clear that virtually all our leaders over the course of some 400 years have understood the American experience as a result of a Higher Power's influence on history. To explain America's improbable rise as a product of coincidence and luck has never been satisfying or plausible, so those who reject the idea of Providence emphasis allegations of plunder; if you don't stress a grateful America, you're likely to embrace a guilty America.

 

With eye-witness accounts of remarkable and illogical events, this program supplements and expands the previous release GOD'S HAND ON AMERICA with all new subjects, information and argument. We cover unheralded and amazing aspects of the American Revolution, the conquest of an empty continent, and religious visionaries who helped the nation achieve and explain its destiny.

 

 

There's also an astonishing, little-known story about the discovery of a huge cross more than 13 stories high, carved by nature into a remote mountainside in the Rockies, and inspiring pilgrims for generations before political correctness, and an oddly timed landslide, destroyed the popularity of the once-cherished site.

Dec 26, 2014

Show 1223 Audio Book part 2 of 2. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer

 

This is excerpt two from the audiobook.

 

Overview of the Book-

-This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.-

With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history.

 

In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.

 

Purchase the book from Amazon or Audible. Highly recommended by ACU. 

Dec 24, 2014

Show 1222 Audio Book excerpt 1 of 2. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors- The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer

 

This is excerpt one from the audiobook.

 

Overview of the Book-

-This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.-

With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history.

 

In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.

 

Purchase the book from Amazon or Audible. Highly recommended by ACU. 

Dec 22, 2014

Show 1221 The Heritage Foundation The Pity Party- A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion from The Heritage Foundation

 

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Published on Nov 6, 2014

The finest trick of the devil, Baudelaire once wrote, is to persuade you that he does not exist. Modern liberalism, being far less devilish, has pulled a lesser, but still effective, trick: It has convinced Americans that conservatives don’t care. In fact, the left has made  CARING   their exclusive prerogative and successfully framed most political debates as pitting compassionate liberals against heartless conservatives. Along the way, liberals have built a remarkable edifice of government programs that are justified by appeals to citizens’ compassion.

 

 

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Dec 19, 2014

Show 1220 Obamas Executive Order Constitutional Crisis

Segments from Megan Kelly, Glenn Beck, Judge Andrew Napolitano and others discussing the Obama Executive Order Crisis. 

Dec 17, 2014

Show 1219 Documentary    In the Face of Evil - Reagan's War in Word and Deed

 

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny... We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.” - Ronald Reagan

 

More than a traditional war film, In the Face of Evil plays out on an epic scale... from the back-lots of Hollywood, to the jungles of Central America; from the mountains of Afghanistan, to the palaces of the Kremlin; to the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of a divided Berlin...

In the Face of Evil details, for the first time, with never-before-seen footage, the top-secret plans of Reagan and his inner circle ... and their brick-by-brick takedown of the “Evil Empire.”

With the world mired in the beginnings of a new global conflict, In the Face of Evil is more relevant today than ever. The film affords profound insights on the brutality of the last century, and offers a prism through which we can gain perspective on the bloody conflicts that stretch ahead.

As the 21st century’s great conflict between freedom and Islamic Fascism takes shape, In the Face of Evil, and the words and deeds of Ronald Reagan, provide an invaluable lesson for how the U.S., and the free world, must combat the forces of Evil... if we are to survive.

 

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Highly recommended by ACU. 

Dec 15, 2014

Show 1218 Michael Medved- Libertarian Party Impact on Midterm Elections

 

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Dec 12, 2014

Show 1217 The Stossel Show- The Green Monster

 Stossel and guests debate whether the EPA has gone too far with regulations

 

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Dec 10, 2014

Show 1216 Audio Book  Treason- Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism by Ann Coulter

Chapter 1 of Audio book.

 

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All of Ann coulters books are highly recommended by ACU and are a must have in every Conservative Library.

 

Overview of the Book

“Liberals’ loyalty to the United States is off-limits as a subject of political debate. Why is the relative patriotism of the two parties the only issue that is out of bounds for rational discussion?”

 

In a stunning follow-up to her number one bestseller Slander, leading conservative pundit Ann Coulter contends that liberals have been wrong on every foreign policy issue, from the fight against Communism at home and abroad, the Nixon and the Clinton presidencies, and the struggle with the Soviet empire right up to today’s war on terrorism. “Liberals have a preternatural gift for always striking a position on the side of treason,” says Coulter. “Everyone says liberals love America, too. No, they don’t.” From Truman to Kennedy to Carter to Clinton, America has contained, appeased, and retreated, often sacrificing America’s best interests and security. With the fate of the world in the balance, liberals should leave the defense of the nation to conservatives.

 

Reexamining the sixty-year history of the Cold War and beyond—including the career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the Whittaker Chambers–Alger Hiss affair, Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” the Gulf War, and our present war on terrorism—Coulter reveals how liberals have been horribly wrong in all their political analyses and policy prescriptions. McCarthy, exonerated by the Venona Papers if not before, was basically right about Soviet agents working for the U.S. government. Hiss turned out to be a high-ranking Soviet spy (who consulted Roosevelt at Yalta). Reagan, ridiculed throughout his presidency, ended up winning the Cold War. And George W. Bush, also an object of ridicule, has performed exceptionally in responding to America’s newest threats at home and abroad.

 

Coulter, who in Slander exposed a liberal bias in today’s media, also examines how history, especially in the latter half of the twentieth century, has been written by liberals and, therefore, distorted by their perspective. Far from being irrelevant today, her clearheaded and piercing view of what we’ve been through informs us perfectly for challenges today and in the future.

 

 

With Slander, Ann Coulter became the most recognized and talked-about conservative intellectual of the year. Treason, in many ways an even more controversial and prescient book, will ignite impassioned political debate at one of the most crucial moments in our history.

 

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Dec 8, 2014

Show 1215 Vaccines—Calling the Shots. A NOVA PBS Show.

Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out.       Aired September 10, 2014 on PBS

 

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Program Description-  

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. NOVA’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots" takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.

Dec 5, 2014

Show 1214 Prager University part 10

Welcome to Prager University. Best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dennis Prager, through an ever expanding curriculum of five minute courses taught by the finest faculty in the world, Prager University can give you the education you should have received. Tuition is voluntary.

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The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of Three Brothers

http://youtu.be/S6HEH23W_bM?list=PLIBtb_NuIJ1w_5qAEs5cSUJ5Bk0R8QLaY

Published on Nov 3, 2014

"The Progressive Income Tax" is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it works. This tale of three similar brothers with three different incomes (but one shared expense) helps explain the tax system under which we live. Adapted from an article by noted investor and economist, Kip Hagopian, and narrated by actress Carolyn Hennesy of "General Hospital" and "True Blood" fame, this animated story will change the way you think about how you pay your taxes

 

What's the Right Minimum Wage?

http://youtu.be/4j01L69eXdI?list=PLIBtb_NuIJ1w_5qAEs5cSUJ5Bk0R8QLaY

Published on Oct 27, 2014

What's the perfect minimum wage: is it $10 an hour? $15? $20? How about zero? That's right. Zero. While Congress discusses a minimum wage hike, economist David Henderson shows that any minimum wage makes it harder for unemployed people (particularly young people) to find work and forces business owners to cut the hours of lower-skilled employees.

 

How to Solve America's Spending Problem

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Published on Sep 29, 2014

Everyone complains about America's debt, and rightly so, but how do we get out of it? As Cato Institute's Michael Tanner explains, spending on entitlement programs -- Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid -- has exploded in recent decades. We must slow their growth or they will soon swallow the entire federal budget. In five minutes, learn how America can preserve these programs and get out of debt.

 

What Creates Wealth?

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Published on Aug 11, 2014

Why are some countries rich and some countries poor? Is it access to natural resources? Is it tax policy? A motivated work force? These are important, but not determinative. The answer is deceptively simple – it’s what’s in our heads: knowledge. Thus, the surest way to promote economic growth is to cultivate an environment that encourages the spread of knowledge. Such an environment requires freedom, which is why the freest societies are the most prosperous. In five minutes, economist George Gilder explains why.

 

The War on Work

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Published on Jul 21, 2014

The U.S. government has spent trillions of dollars in recent decades attempting to combat poverty, yet the poverty rate has remained virtually unmoved. Why? As social economist Michael Tanner explains, the "War on Poverty" has both discouraged work and ensnared people in hardship. The "War on Poverty," it turns out, is actually a "War on Work." In five minutes, learn the truth about government's counterproductive efforts to eliminate poverty.

 

The Promise of Free Enterprise

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Published on Jun 9, 2014

Built into the foundation of free enterprise is a promise. It's a promise that no other economic system offers. This promise has a great deal to do with your sense of well-being, that is, your happiness. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton understood this. So does renowned social scientist, Arthur Brooks. In five minutes, he explains how happiness and free enterprise are marvelously entwined.

 

Why Capitalism Works

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Published on Mar 10, 2014

Cultural depictions of capitalism are almost all negative. There's the Monopoly guy with the top hat and cigar. There's Gordon Gekko saying, "Greed is good." And, most recently, there's the hedonism of the "Wolf of Wall Street". The message is clear: capitalism is selfish. Socialism, or something like it, is selfless. In fact, the opposite is true. Renown social critic George Gilder offers this startling insight: capitalism, at it's core, is first an expression of altruism; that is, of giving. An entrepreneur can only succeed by satisfying a customer's need. This is why capitalism, and only capitalism, can create the prosperity that all societies crave and why all other economic prescriptions are doomed to failure.

 

Lower Taxes, Higher Revenue

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Published on Feb 3, 2014

Should Taxes Be Higher? It's the million dollar question! Up? Down? No change? Where in the world should taxes go? In election years, the question of tax rates fills the airwaves. In non-election years, the question of tax rates, again, fills the airwaves. So what's the answer? UCLA Professor of Economics Tim Groseclose explains his research on the topic. Basically, there's a certain point at which higher tax rates actually reduce the amount of revenue the government collects. What's that point? When are tax rates too high? Learn a valuable lesson in economics, and public policy.

 

Is the Customer Always Right?

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Published on Nov 17, 2014

"The customer is always right" is a motto we hear often and it suggests that consumers only have rights and businesses only have obligations. That is wrong. Dennis Prager explains that customers, too, have obligations, and should never take up a salesperson's time to inquire about an item they know they'll purchase elsewhere. In 5 minutes, learn how to shop ethically.

 

The Missing Tile Syndrome

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Published on Aug 4, 2014

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish I were ____"? Adjectives may have included: thinner, taller, smarter, etc. If so, you're like virtually everyone else, and afflicted by "The Missing Tile Syndrome." As Dennis Prager explains, we often focus on the missing tile(s) in our lives, which robs us of happiness. In five minutes, learn how to fix your focus.

 

What Matters Most in Life?

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Published on Jul 7, 2014

What is the most important thing in life? Money? Happiness? Love? Those things are certainly important, but what matters most is good values. What are values? They are what we consider more important than our feelings. For instance, just about everyone feels like eating junk food, but if you eat whatever you feel like eating you will end up obese and unhealthy. So then, what stops people from eating all the food they feel like eating? The answer is good values. Indeed a lack of good values is the root of virtually everything wrong with the world. In five minutes, learn why we should act based on values rather than our feelings.

 

What Every Graduate Should Know

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Published on Jun 2, 2014

As a college graduate, the commencement speech is something that you can take with you into the world. America's universities have attracted some of the most successful and famous people to speak to graduates. Some commencement speakers deliver grand and inspiring speeches. Some don't say much. Dennis Prager has his own five-minute commencement speech he'd like to give to this year's college graduates. It's not the typical address, and not one you'd likely hear at most universities.

 

What Did Your Parents Most Want You to Be?

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Published on Mar 17, 2014

When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much volunteering they did last year? Usually not. More often, they talk about their good grades in school, or the prestigious college they went to, or the much sought after summer internship they are on. But this is backwards. Acts of kindness are what parents should talk about with others, and what they should really praise their kids for. According to Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the best way to make a better world is to praise people for what counts--goodness.

 

For additional Prager University on our ACU podcast vist our past shows:

Part 1 of Prager University see ACU Show 531

Part 2 of Prager University see ACU Show 664

Part 3 of Prager University see ACU Show 908

Part 4 of Prager University see ACU Show 909

Part 5 of Prager University see ACU Show 910

Part 6 of Prager University see ACU Show 1018

Part 7 of Prager University see ACU Show 1019

Part 8 of Prager University see ACU Show 1108

 

Part 9 of Prager University see ACU Show 1213

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