Open: The Story of Human Progress. Johan Norberg and Keith Knight

by | Mar 20, 2021

HERE’S THE DIFFERENCE: IN CAPITALISM, PEOPLE HAVE RISKED THEIR LIVES TO SAVE THEIR DOGS; IN SOCIALISM, PEOPLE KILL THEIR DOGS TO SAVE THEIR OWN LIVES … THAT’S WHY PEOPLE RISK THEIR LIVES TO MIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND THAT’S WHY PEOPLE RISKED THEIR LIVES TO MIGRATE FROM VENEZUELA, NORTH KOREA AND CUBA.”

-Johan Norberg, author of Open: The Story of Human Progress 

Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, born in Sweden. He is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He received his M. A. in the History of Ideas from the University of Stockholm. 

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0:00 – Quote

0:38 – Metrics for determining progress

2:13 – Why are some nations wealthy and others impoverished?

3:37 – Testing hypothesis from 17 years ago

6:59 – (Audio Issue) Why be optimistic about poverty?

8:52 – Social & economic freedom 

10:18 – Free markets defined

11:11 – The moral case for free markets

13:27 – Why American ideals matter

16:18 – Why Bernie is so attractive

18:30 – Why Trump is so attractive

21:26 – “History is irrelevant, redistribute now!”

23:39 – Competing theory of history: Progress is the result of the state 

#1 Cause of Homelessness: https://youtu.be/SSX3jlsertI 

29:26 – Correlation v. causation 

33:16 – “Wealth is the result of slavery, imperialism, & natural resources.”

36:41 – What about the environment? 

39:54 – The fallacy of unattainable perfection

42:34 – Most important thing you learned from the works of Adam Smith?

45:08 – Milton Friedman? 

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