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Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Aron Flam (Swedish Comedian) and Henrik Jönsson (Swedish Entrepreneur) about the many myths of Sweden. They discuss the eerie Swedish culture of silence that promotes conformity and collectivism over individualism. They also debunk the myths that many Democratic Socialists in the US have about Socialism in Sweden. Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have always extolled the virtues of democratic socialism of Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Henrik Jönsson tells the real story of Sweden and how it’s wealth was created by laissez-faire policies that were initiated after WWII and that Sweden’s large welfare state actually forced Sweden to have to devalue their currency in the 1990s and 30% of wealth was lost in the process. Aron and Henrik also discuss the real world outcomes of Sweden’s gender equity goals and its effect on young children The goal being to have 50/50 male and female representation in businesses, schools and government. Aron and Henrik point out that to achieve these goals children are sometimes encouraged to suppress their natural behaviors. This policy also distorts hiring practices to aim for 50/50 representations instead of simply going for the most qualified candidates. Henrik also shares a story of how Jordan Peterson was on a Swedish talk show discussing that scientific studies have shown that some of the expected behaviors of boys and girls is related to biology, and how he was dismissed by Swedish politicians. They also discuss the increased crime and violence in Malmö, Sweden and its link to Sweden’s immigration policy over the last decade. According to Aron and Henrik Sweden has not made a real attempt to help refugees assimilate to Swedish culture and have now created a more segregated society with a new immigrant underclass. They also share why they think the US has been better about being able to assimilate immigrants into its society due to its focus on individualism as opposed to collectivism.

Watch Dave Rubin’s first interview with Aron Flam here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyKJ3jcRINc&list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN&index=5&t=0s

Listen to Aron’s interview with Dave Rubin on the DEKONSTRUKTIV KRITIK podcast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t7bUH14SJg

What is the current state of the international political economy? Is US foreign policy damaging international politics? We are more aware than ever of international news stories and the effect of our foreign affairs, but do we truly understand the perspectives of our global neighbors?
Listen to a variety of international perspectives on a wide array of topics concerning world news and get to know how your global neighbors think with this playlist:
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Dave allows his guests to speak their minds and his audience to think for themselves.
New videos every week.

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Aron Flam
Swedish Comedian
Aron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AronFlam
Aron’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo3v-jpj2Z6Qx1I8dBM8exociuvKAnwcx

Henrik Jönsson 
Swedish Entrepreneur | @jonsson_henrik
Henrik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonsson_henrik
Henrik’s YouTube Channels:
🇺🇸 ENGLISH
https://www.youtube.com/user/jonssonhenrik
🇸🇪 SWEDISH (English subs)
https://m.youtube.com/c/HenrikJonssonSverige

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Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Aron Flam (Swedish Comedian) and Henrik Jönsson (Swedish Entrepreneur) about the many myths of Sweden. They discuss the eerie Swedish culture of silence that promotes conformity and collectivism over individualism. They also debunk the myths that many Democratic Socialists in the US have about Socialism in Sweden. Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have always extolled the virtues of democratic socialism of Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Henrik Jönsson tells the real story of Sweden and how it’s wealth was created by laissez-faire policies that were initiated after WWII and that Sweden’s large welfare state actually forced Sweden to have to devalue their currency in the 1990s and 30% of wealth was lost in the process. Aron and Henrik also discuss the real world outcomes of Sweden’s gender equity goals and its effect on young children The goal being to have 50/50 male and female representation in businesses, schools and government. Aron and Henrik point out that to achieve these goals children are sometimes encouraged to suppress their natural behaviors. This policy also distorts hiring practices to aim for 50/50 representations instead of simply going for the most qualified candidates. Henrik also shares a story of how Jordan Peterson was on a Swedish talk show discussing that scientific studies have shown that some of the expected behaviors of boys and girls is related to biology, and how he was dismissed by Swedish politicians. They also discuss the increased crime and violence in Malmö, Sweden and its link to Sweden’s immigration policy over the last decade. According to Aron and Henrik Sweden has not made a real attempt to help refugees assimilate to Swedish culture and have now created a more segregated society with a new immigrant underclass. They also share why they think the US has been better about being able to assimilate immigrants into its society due to its focus on individualism as opposed to collectivism.

Watch Dave Rubin’s first interview with Aron Flam here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyKJ3jcRINc&list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN&index=5&t=0s

Listen to Aron’s interview with Dave Rubin on the DEKONSTRUKTIV KRITIK podcast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t7bUH14SJg

What is the current state of the international political economy? Is US foreign policy damaging international politics? We are more aware than ever of international news stories and the effect of our foreign affairs, but do we truly understand the perspectives of our global neighbors?
Listen to a variety of international perspectives on a wide array of topics concerning world news and get to know how your global neighbors think with this playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN

To make sure you never miss a single Rubin Report video, click here to subscribe:
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Looking for smart and honest conversations about current events, political news and the culture war? Want to increase your critical thinking by listening to different perspectives on a variety of topics? If so, then you’re in the right place because on The Rubin Report Dave Rubin engages the ideas of some of society's most interesting thought leaders, authors, politicians and comedians. The Rubin Report is the largest talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube.
Dave allows his guests to speak their minds and his audience to think for themselves.
New videos every week.

The Rubin Report is fan funded through monthly and one-time donations: http://www.rubinreport.com/support

******

Dave Rubin's book, "Don't Burn This Book" is now available for pre-order: www.dontburnthisbook.com

LISTEN to The Rubin Report podcast: www.rubinreport.com/podcast

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All art on the set are original works by Caylin Rose Janet.
Get a print here: https://www.caylinrosejanet.com/rubinreportart.html

******

Aron Flam
Swedish Comedian
Aron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AronFlam
Aron’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo3v-jpj2Z6Qx1I8dBM8exociuvKAnwcx

Henrik Jönsson
Swedish Entrepreneur | @jonsson_henrik
Henrik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonsson_henrik
Henrik’s YouTube Channels:
🇺🇸 ENGLISH
https://www.youtube.com/user/jonssonhenrik
🇸🇪 SWEDISH (English subs)
https://m.youtube.com/c/HenrikJonssonSverige

******
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Debunking The Many Myths of Sweden | Aron Flam & Henrik Jönsson | INTERNATIONAL | Rubin Report

Gramps Radio 370.2K views January 19, 2020 5:45 am

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Aron Flam (Swedish Comedian) and Henrik Jönsson (Swedish Entrepreneur) about the myth of Socialism in Sweden. Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have always extolled the virtues of democratic socialism of Scandinavia in countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Henrik Jönsson tells the real story of Sweden and how it’s wealth was created by laissez-faire policies that were initiated after WWII and that Sweden’s large welfare state actually forced Sweden to have to devalue their currency in the 1990s and 30% of wealth was lost in the process.

Watch Dave Rubin’s full interview with Aron Flam and Henrik Jönsson here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpRBfoQRdpY&list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN&index=4&t=0s

Watch Dave Rubin’s first interview with Aron Flam here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyKJ3jcRINc&list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN&index=5&t=0s

Listen to Aron’s interview with Dave Rubin on the DEKONSTRUKTIV KRITIK podcast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t7bUH14SJg

What is the current state of the international political economy? Is US foreign policy damaging international politics? We are more aware than ever of international news stories and the effect of our foreign affairs, but do we truly understand the perspectives of our global neighbors?
Listen to a variety of international perspectives on a wide array of topics concerning world news and get to know how your global neighbors think with this playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN

To make sure you never miss a single Rubin Report video, click here to subscribe:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJdKr0Bgd_5saZYqLCa9mng?sub_confirmation=1

Looking for smart and honest conversations about current events, political news and the culture war? Want to increase your critical thinking by listening to different perspectives on a variety of topics? If so, then you’re in the right place because on The Rubin Report Dave Rubin engages the ideas of some of society's most interesting thought leaders, authors, politicians and comedians. The Rubin Report is the largest talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube. 
Dave allows his guests to speak their minds and his audience to think for themselves.
New videos every week.

The Rubin Report is fan funded through monthly and one-time donations: http://www.rubinreport.com/support

******

Dave Rubin's book, "Don't Burn This Book" is now available for pre-order: www.dontburnthisbook.com

LISTEN to The Rubin Report podcast: www.rubinreport.com/podcast

See Dave LIVE:  https://daverubin.com/events/

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All art on the set are original works by Caylin Rose Janet. 
Get a print here: https://www.caylinrosejanet.com/rubinreportart.html

******

Aron Flam
Swedish Comedian
Aron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AronFlam
Aron’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo3v-jpj2Z6Qx1I8dBM8exociuvKAnwcx

Henrik Jönsson 
Swedish Entrepreneur | @jonsson_henrik
Henrik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonsson_henrik
Henrik’s YouTube Channels:
🇺🇸 ENGLISH
https://www.youtube.com/user/jonssonhenrik
🇸🇪 SWEDISH (English subs)
https://m.youtube.com/c/HenrikJonssonSverige

******
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Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Aron Flam (Swedish Comedian) and Henrik Jönsson (Swedish Entrepreneur) about the myth of Socialism in Sweden. Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have always extolled the virtues of democratic socialism of Scandinavia in countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Henrik Jönsson tells the real story of Sweden and how it’s wealth was created by laissez-faire policies that were initiated after WWII and that Sweden’s large welfare state actually forced Sweden to have to devalue their currency in the 1990s and 30% of wealth was lost in the process.

Watch Dave Rubin’s full interview with Aron Flam and Henrik Jönsson here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpRBfoQRdpY&list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN&index=4&t=0s

Watch Dave Rubin’s first interview with Aron Flam here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyKJ3jcRINc&list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN&index=5&t=0s

Listen to Aron’s interview with Dave Rubin on the DEKONSTRUKTIV KRITIK podcast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t7bUH14SJg

What is the current state of the international political economy? Is US foreign policy damaging international politics? We are more aware than ever of international news stories and the effect of our foreign affairs, but do we truly understand the perspectives of our global neighbors?
Listen to a variety of international perspectives on a wide array of topics concerning world news and get to know how your global neighbors think with this playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEbhOtC9klbAW0xRw062xX5hmjAqhoHaN

To make sure you never miss a single Rubin Report video, click here to subscribe:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJdKr0Bgd_5saZYqLCa9mng?sub_confirmation=1

Looking for smart and honest conversations about current events, political news and the culture war? Want to increase your critical thinking by listening to different perspectives on a variety of topics? If so, then you’re in the right place because on The Rubin Report Dave Rubin engages the ideas of some of society's most interesting thought leaders, authors, politicians and comedians. The Rubin Report is the largest talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube.
Dave allows his guests to speak their minds and his audience to think for themselves.
New videos every week.

The Rubin Report is fan funded through monthly and one-time donations: http://www.rubinreport.com/support

******

Dave Rubin's book, "Don't Burn This Book" is now available for pre-order: www.dontburnthisbook.com

LISTEN to The Rubin Report podcast: www.rubinreport.com/podcast

See Dave LIVE: https://daverubin.com/events/

Sign up for our newsletter with the best of The Rubin Report delivered to your inbox once a month: http://www.rubinreport.com/newsletter

Official Rubin Report Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/therubinreport

All art on the set are original works by Caylin Rose Janet.
Get a print here: https://www.caylinrosejanet.com/rubinreportart.html

******

Aron Flam
Swedish Comedian
Aron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AronFlam
Aron’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo3v-jpj2Z6Qx1I8dBM8exociuvKAnwcx

Henrik Jönsson
Swedish Entrepreneur | @jonsson_henrik
Henrik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonsson_henrik
Henrik’s YouTube Channels:
🇺🇸 ENGLISH
https://www.youtube.com/user/jonssonhenrik
🇸🇪 SWEDISH (English subs)
https://m.youtube.com/c/HenrikJonssonSverige

******
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Correcting The Myths of Socialist Sweden | Aron Flam & Henrik Jönsson | INTERNATIONAL | Rubin Report

Gramps Radio 260.7K views January 14, 2020 8:15 am

Many people think Sweden is socialist, but its success comes from free markets.

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Democratic socialists in the United States point to Sweden as a socialist success. But Swedish historian Johan Norberg says, "Sweden is not socialist."

Norberg hosts a documentary called Sweden: Lessons for America?, in which he notes that in Sweden, "government doesn't own the means of production. To see that you have to go to Venezuela or Cuba or North Korea."

John Stossel asks Norberg why so many Americans think Sweden is socialist. Norberg answers, "We did have a period in the 1970s and 1980s when we had something that resembled socialism: a big government that taxed and spent heavily."

But big government led to problems. "Our economy was in crisis, inflation reached 10 percent, and for a brief period interest rates soared to 500 percent. At that point the Swedish population just said, 'Enough, we can't do this,'" Norberg says.

Sweden cut public spending, privatized the national rail network, abolished certain government monopolies, eliminated inheritance taxes, sold state-owned businesses, and switched to a school voucher system. It also "lowered taxes and reformed the pension system," adds Norberg.

So Stossel asks why we keep hearing "that Sweden is this socialist paradise."

Norberg answers: "We do have a bigger welfare state than the U.S. and higher taxes than the U.S. But in other areas, when it comes to free markets, when it comes to competition, when it comes to free trade, Sweden is actually more free market."

He's right, according to the Heritage Foundation's Economic Freedom Rankings. Sweden ranks higher than the U.S.

Norberg also tells Stossel that Sweden's tax system may surprise Americans. "This is the dirty little secret....We don't take from the rich and give to the poor. We squeeze the poor, because rich people might leave."

Even people who earn below average income pay up to 60 percent in taxes.

Stossel asks: What lessons should Americans take from Sweden?

"You can't turn your backs [on] the creation of wealth," warns Norberg.

Sweden: Lessons for America? airs on PBS on October 29th at 7 p.m. Eastern. You can also watch it at freetochoose.tv.
The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.

Many people think Sweden is socialist, but its success comes from free markets.

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Democratic socialists in the United States point to Sweden as a socialist success. But Swedish historian Johan Norberg says, "Sweden is not socialist."

Norberg hosts a documentary called Sweden: Lessons for America?, in which he notes that in Sweden, "government doesn't own the means of production. To see that you have to go to Venezuela or Cuba or North Korea."

John Stossel asks Norberg why so many Americans think Sweden is socialist. Norberg answers, "We did have a period in the 1970s and 1980s when we had something that resembled socialism: a big government that taxed and spent heavily."

But big government led to problems. "Our economy was in crisis, inflation reached 10 percent, and for a brief period interest rates soared to 500 percent. At that point the Swedish population just said, 'Enough, we can't do this,'" Norberg says.

Sweden cut public spending, privatized the national rail network, abolished certain government monopolies, eliminated inheritance taxes, sold state-owned businesses, and switched to a school voucher system. It also "lowered taxes and reformed the pension system," adds Norberg.

So Stossel asks why we keep hearing "that Sweden is this socialist paradise."

Norberg answers: "We do have a bigger welfare state than the U.S. and higher taxes than the U.S. But in other areas, when it comes to free markets, when it comes to competition, when it comes to free trade, Sweden is actually more free market."

He's right, according to the Heritage Foundation's Economic Freedom Rankings. Sweden ranks higher than the U.S.

Norberg also tells Stossel that Sweden's tax system may surprise Americans. "This is the dirty little secret....We don't take from the rich and give to the poor. We squeeze the poor, because rich people might leave."

Even people who earn below average income pay up to 60 percent in taxes.

Stossel asks: What lessons should Americans take from Sweden?

"You can't turn your backs [on] the creation of wealth," warns Norberg.

Sweden: Lessons for America? airs on PBS on October 29th at 7 p.m. Eastern. You can also watch it at freetochoose.tv.
The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.

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Stossel: Sweden is Not a Socialist Success

Gramps Radio 1.2M views October 23, 2018 6:30 am

It’s been suggested that Americans would be better off if the United States was more like Sweden. Do the Swedes know something that we don’t? Sweden: Lessons for America? A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg delves into the economic and social landscape of the Swedish scholar’s homeland. Join him to see that the lessons to be learned from Sweden may not be the ones you expect.

The one-hour documentary follows Norberg on a journey through the history of Sweden’s economic rise, from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most prosperous. The program illuminates key ideas and enterprises that sparked the reform and continue to help Sweden maintain its lofty economic position, including freedom of the press, free trade, new technology companies, crazy jobs and even an old Swedish superhero.

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Chapters

0:00 Introduction
2:38 Anders Chydenius
9:12 Freedom of the Press
14:08 A High &  a Low
20:14 Unions & Crazy Taxes
27:33 Reforms &  Entrepreneurship
35:06 Schools: Swedish Style
40:53 Rebuilding Trust
46:48 Social Trust?
51:06 Conclusion

It’s been suggested that Americans would be better off if the United States was more like Sweden. Do the Swedes know something that we don’t? Sweden: Lessons for America? A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg delves into the economic and social landscape of the Swedish scholar’s homeland. Join him to see that the lessons to be learned from Sweden may not be the ones you expect.

The one-hour documentary follows Norberg on a journey through the history of Sweden’s economic rise, from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most prosperous. The program illuminates key ideas and enterprises that sparked the reform and continue to help Sweden maintain its lofty economic position, including freedom of the press, free trade, new technology companies, crazy jobs and even an old Swedish superhero.

Check out our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/FreeToChooseNetwork

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Chapters

0:00 Introduction
2:38 Anders Chydenius
9:12 Freedom of the Press
14:08 A High & a Low
20:14 Unions & Crazy Taxes
27:33 Reforms & Entrepreneurship
35:06 Schools: Swedish Style
40:53 Rebuilding Trust
46:48 Social Trust?
51:06 Conclusion

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Sweden: Lessons for America? - Full Video

Gramps Radio 674K views September 21, 2018 6:00 am

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• Martin Weissgerber, South Carolina Field Organizer, Sanders Campaign: “Leave it to the Soviets to Make the Most Badass F***ing, Most Effective Gun in the World…AK (47)…The Destroyer of Imperialism and Colonialization…That’s Why I Want to Get it (AK-47) Tattooed on Me.”
• Martin Weissgerber: “I’ll Straight Up Get Armed, I Want to Learn How to Shoot, and Go Train. I’m Ready for the F***ing Revolution…I’m Telling You. Guillotine the Rich.”
• Weissgerber: “Let’s Force Them (Billionaires) to Build Roads…Rebuild Our Roads, Rebuild Our Dams, Rebuild Our Bridges. Let’s Force Them…”
• Weissgerber: “What Will Help is When We Send All the Republicans to the Re-Education Camps.”
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Gramps Radio 197.4K views January 21, 2020 7:42 am

Which is better: socialism or capitalism? Does one make people kinder and more caring, while the other makes people greedy and more selfish? In this video, Dennis Prager explains the moral differences between socialism and capitalism, and why anyone who wants a kind and generous society must support one and oppose the other. 
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In the contemporary world, it’s taken as a given that capitalism, with its free market and profit motive, is based on selfishness and produces selfishness. Socialism is based on selflessness and produces selflessness.

Well, the opposite is true.

Whatever its intentions, socialism produces far more selfish individuals and a far more selfish society than a free-market economy does. And once this widespread selfishness catches on, it is almost impossible to undo it.

Here's an illustration: In 2010 the United States President, Barack Obama, addressed a large audience of college students. At one point in his speech, he announced that young people will now be able to remain on their parents' health insurance plan until age 26. I don't ever recall hearing a louder, more thunderous, or more sustained applause than I did then. Had the president announced that a cure for cancer had been discovered, it is highly doubtful that the applause would have been as loud or as long.

But what were they so happy about? To be told that you can now remain dependent on your parents until age 26 should strike a young person as demeaning, not liberating. 

Throughout American history and, for that matter, all of Western history, the great goal of young people was to become a mature adult – beginning with being independent of Mom and Dad. Socialism and the welfare state destroy this aspiration. 

In various European countries and now increasingly in the US, it is becoming common for young people to live with their parents well into their 30s and not infrequently beyond. And why not? In the welfare state, taking care of yourself is no longer a virtue.

Why? Because the government will take care of you.

Therefore: Socialism enables -- and as a result produces -- people whose preoccupations become more and more self-centered:

How many benefits will I receive from the government? 
Will the government pay for my education?
Will the government pay for my health care? 
What is the youngest age at which I can retire? 
How much paid vacation time can I get? 
How many days can I call in sick and still get paid? 
How many weeks of paid paternity or maternity leave am I entitled to?

The list gets longer with every election of a liberal or progressive or left-wing party.

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Which is better: socialism or capitalism? Does one make people kinder and more caring, while the other makes people greedy and more selfish? In this video, Dennis Prager explains the moral differences between socialism and capitalism, and why anyone who wants a kind and generous society must support one and oppose the other.
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In the contemporary world, it’s taken as a given that capitalism, with its free market and profit motive, is based on selfishness and produces selfishness. Socialism is based on selflessness and produces selflessness.

Well, the opposite is true.

Whatever its intentions, socialism produces far more selfish individuals and a far more selfish society than a free-market economy does. And once this widespread selfishness catches on, it is almost impossible to undo it.

Here's an illustration: In 2010 the United States President, Barack Obama, addressed a large audience of college students. At one point in his speech, he announced that young people will now be able to remain on their parents' health insurance plan until age 26. I don't ever recall hearing a louder, more thunderous, or more sustained applause than I did then. Had the president announced that a cure for cancer had been discovered, it is highly doubtful that the applause would have been as loud or as long.

But what were they so happy about? To be told that you can now remain dependent on your parents until age 26 should strike a young person as demeaning, not liberating.

Throughout American history and, for that matter, all of Western history, the great goal of young people was to become a mature adult – beginning with being independent of Mom and Dad. Socialism and the welfare state destroy this aspiration.

In various European countries and now increasingly in the US, it is becoming common for young people to live with their parents well into their 30s and not infrequently beyond. And why not? In the welfare state, taking care of yourself is no longer a virtue.

Why? Because the government will take care of you.

Therefore: Socialism enables -- and as a result produces -- people whose preoccupations become more and more self-centered:

How many benefits will I receive from the government?
Will the government pay for my education?
Will the government pay for my health care?
What is the youngest age at which I can retire?
How much paid vacation time can I get?
How many days can I call in sick and still get paid?
How many weeks of paid paternity or maternity leave am I entitled to?

The list gets longer with every election of a liberal or progressive or left-wing party.

For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/socialism-makes-people-selfish

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Socialism Makes People Selfish

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What is democratic socialism? What makes it different than regular socialism? Has it been tried? Could it work in the United States? Comedian and political commentator Steven Crowder, host of Louder With Crowder, explains. 
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Democratic socialism. It’s not the same as socialism socialism, because it’s democratic. Right? Or something, right? People are buying that; people buy that now, right? Apparently. As though adding the word “democratic” in front of a word changes what it means. Just because we toss something to a vote doesn’t change what that something is, nor does it alter whether that something is inherently good or bad. 

A couple of examples, because I know you’ll ask: Hamas was democratically elected as the government in Gaza – despite the fact that the destruction of not only Israel, but the eradication of all Jews, is in their official charter. Robert Mugabe, or Bobby Mugabe if you prefer, was democratically elected by a loving majority in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe! How’s that working out?

Venezuela? Well, Hugo Chavez, noted personal favorite friend of Sean Penn, to whom he constantly pointed as being unfairly characterized as a dictator when, in fact, he was democratically elected as a socialist.

Well, how’d that workout for Venezuela? Well, it’s now on the brink of collapse despite it being one of the most resource rich nations in the entire world. Basic things like eggs, milk, flour, and toilet paper are either too expensive for the average Venezuelan or simply out of stock… out of stock, mind you... democratically. I know, some of you will say, “Well that’s not fair, because really we knew all along it technically was a dictatorship.” Ok – that’s fair; let’s move on to example number two.

Denmark? Ok, here’s the time where you point to an entirely homogenous population about one sixtieth the size of America’s, and you point to that as the blueprint? Ok – let’s go there. This is a place where the middle class can’t even afford a car because of the 180% new-car tax. And the Prime Minister was so fed up with Americans pointing to it as a beacon for socialist success that he felt compelled to clarify, “I would like to make one thing clear: Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy; Denmark is a market economy.”

Sweden? I love Sweden! Ok, great bikini team, and thanks to that country my armoire now doubles as a bookcase. Speaking of which, the founder of IKEA – let’s be honest, the only real cool export from Sweden aside from a few good hockey players – left Sweden because of the stifling high tax rate. So, Sweden – good place, not bad people – but a successful model for a viable economy in today’s global market? Incorrect.

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What is democratic socialism? What makes it different than regular socialism? Has it been tried? Could it work in the United States? Comedian and political commentator Steven Crowder, host of Louder With Crowder, explains.
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Democratic socialism. It’s not the same as socialism socialism, because it’s democratic. Right? Or something, right? People are buying that; people buy that now, right? Apparently. As though adding the word “democratic” in front of a word changes what it means. Just because we toss something to a vote doesn’t change what that something is, nor does it alter whether that something is inherently good or bad.

A couple of examples, because I know you’ll ask: Hamas was democratically elected as the government in Gaza – despite the fact that the destruction of not only Israel, but the eradication of all Jews, is in their official charter. Robert Mugabe, or Bobby Mugabe if you prefer, was democratically elected by a loving majority in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe! How’s that working out?

Venezuela? Well, Hugo Chavez, noted personal favorite friend of Sean Penn, to whom he constantly pointed as being unfairly characterized as a dictator when, in fact, he was democratically elected as a socialist.

Well, how’d that workout for Venezuela? Well, it’s now on the brink of collapse despite it being one of the most resource rich nations in the entire world. Basic things like eggs, milk, flour, and toilet paper are either too expensive for the average Venezuelan or simply out of stock… out of stock, mind you... democratically. I know, some of you will say, “Well that’s not fair, because really we knew all along it technically was a dictatorship.” Ok – that’s fair; let’s move on to example number two.

Denmark? Ok, here’s the time where you point to an entirely homogenous population about one sixtieth the size of America’s, and you point to that as the blueprint? Ok – let’s go there. This is a place where the middle class can’t even afford a car because of the 180% new-car tax. And the Prime Minister was so fed up with Americans pointing to it as a beacon for socialist success that he felt compelled to clarify, “I would like to make one thing clear: Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy; Denmark is a market economy.”

Sweden? I love Sweden! Ok, great bikini team, and thanks to that country my armoire now doubles as a bookcase. Speaking of which, the founder of IKEA – let’s be honest, the only real cool export from Sweden aside from a few good hockey players – left Sweden because of the stifling high tax rate. So, Sweden – good place, not bad people – but a successful model for a viable economy in today’s global market? Incorrect.

For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/democratic-socialism-still-socialism

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Democratic Socialism is Still Socialism

Gramps Radio 7.7M views October 31, 2016 12:44 am

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story. 
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Americans didn’t invent free market capitalism. But you might say they perfected it. 
In doing so, they created more wealth for more people than any society in the history of the world. To begin to understand this fascinating and complex story, we have to travel back in time to the very first settlers of America. 

But before we get to the history, let me define what I mean by capitalism. It’s not an easy term to pin down because it developed over thousands of years of human interaction. Adam Smith, the great English thinker, first described it in his famous 1776 treatise, The Wealth of Nations, but he didn’t invent it. 

For our purposes here, I define capitalism as an economic system in which individuals freely decide what they will produce and who they will serve. Since both parties have to consent, it’s a system in which success demands that you serve the needs of others before you are rewarded for your work.

Now back to history:

When the first settlers arrived—at Jamestown in 1607 then Plymouth in 1620—they were operating under an economic system common to all European nations at that time, known as mercantilism. Under mercantilism businesses, especially in colonies, were operated for the benefit of the state. While governments permitted the companies to make profits, their primary purpose was to advance the national interest of England or Spain or France. The early American settlements were set up to be self-sufficient so that the English government didn’t have to support them. And they had to stake out territory. That was key to the colonial game: if England held the territory, Spain and France didn’t. 

The early colonists began their adventure with what they thought was a beautiful idea. They set up a common storehouse of grain from which people were supposed to take what they needed and put back what they could. Lands were also held in common and were worked in common. The settlers owned no land of their own. Though there was no name for this system, it was an ideal socialist commune. And you can probably guess what happened. It began to fall apart almost immediately. As the colonists learned, when everyone is entitled to everything, no one’s responsible for anything. A colonist who started his workday early or stayed late received the same provision of food as a colonist who showed up late, went home early, or didn’t work at all. 

After about two years, the settlement was reduced to eating shoelaces and rats. Half of them died of starvation. Captain John Smith (of Pocahontas fame) took control of the colony and scrapped the socialist model. Each colonist received his own parcel of land. Private property had come to the New World. “He who won’t work, won’t eat!” Smith told them, citing the Biblical admonition. Well they worked. And they ate. And the colony was saved. 

For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/americas-socialist-origins

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story. 
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Americans didn’t invent free market capitalism. But you might say they perfected it.
In doing so, they created more wealth for more people than any society in the history of the world. To begin to understand this fascinating and complex story, we have to travel back in time to the very first settlers of America.

But before we get to the history, let me define what I mean by capitalism. It’s not an easy term to pin down because it developed over thousands of years of human interaction. Adam Smith, the great English thinker, first described it in his famous 1776 treatise, The Wealth of Nations, but he didn’t invent it.

For our purposes here, I define capitalism as an economic system in which individuals freely decide what they will produce and who they will serve. Since both parties have to consent, it’s a system in which success demands that you serve the needs of others before you are rewarded for your work.

Now back to history:

When the first settlers arrived—at Jamestown in 1607 then Plymouth in 1620—they were operating under an economic system common to all European nations at that time, known as mercantilism. Under mercantilism businesses, especially in colonies, were operated for the benefit of the state. While governments permitted the companies to make profits, their primary purpose was to advance the national interest of England or Spain or France. The early American settlements were set up to be self-sufficient so that the English government didn’t have to support them. And they had to stake out territory. That was key to the colonial game: if England held the territory, Spain and France didn’t.

The early colonists began their adventure with what they thought was a beautiful idea. They set up a common storehouse of grain from which people were supposed to take what they needed and put back what they could. Lands were also held in common and were worked in common. The settlers owned no land of their own. Though there was no name for this system, it was an ideal socialist commune. And you can probably guess what happened. It began to fall apart almost immediately. As the colonists learned, when everyone is entitled to everything, no one’s responsible for anything. A colonist who started his workday early or stayed late received the same provision of food as a colonist who showed up late, went home early, or didn’t work at all.

After about two years, the settlement was reduced to eating shoelaces and rats. Half of them died of starvation. Captain John Smith (of Pocahontas fame) took control of the colony and scrapped the socialist model. Each colonist received his own parcel of land. Private property had come to the New World. “He who won’t work, won’t eat!” Smith told them, citing the Biblical admonition. Well they worked. And they ate. And the colony was saved.

For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/americas-socialist-origins

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America's Socialist Origins

Gramps Radio 1.4M views March 21, 2016 2:08 am