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Free to Choose by Milton Friedman: Episode “Created Equal” (Part 1 of transcript and video)

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 Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan

Liberals like President Obama (and John Brummett) want to shoot for an equality of outcome. That system does not work. In fact, our free society allows for the closest gap between the wealthy and the poor. Unlike other countries where free enterprise and other freedoms are not present.  This is a seven part series.

Created Equal [1/7]. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose (1980)

Uploaded by investbligurucom on May 30, 2010

In this program, Milton Friedman visits India, the U.S., and Britain, examining the question of equality. He points out that our society traditionally has embraced two kinds of equality: equality before God and equality of opportunity. The first of these implies that human beings enjoy a certain dignity simply because they are members of the human community. The second suggests societies should allow the talents and inclinations of individuals to unfold, free from arbitrary barriers. Both of these concepts…

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Fatal Attraction: America’s Big Freeze Reveals Deadly Danger of Unreliable Renewables


Relying on intermittent wind and solar requires a kind of blind faith that power might be delivered when needed most, such as the Big Freeze that hit America’s Mid-west last month, and the heatwave that hit Victoria and South Australia, the month before that.

On that score, STT’s post – Minnesota Madness: Big Freeze Exposes Wind & Solar’s Deadly Flaw – Hopeless Intermittency – must have hit a nerve. It went viral, with over 40,000 hits, so far.

Faced with the truly serious threat that comes with plunging temperatures, those who might have once entertained the idea of being ‘powered’ by sunshine and breezes, are probably a whole lot less inclined to risk their lives on the chaos that comes with wind and solar.

Let it be said that reliable and affordable power saves lives. The corollary being that not having electricity as and when it’s needed, puts lives…

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No Dice: Democrats ‘New Green Deal’ Nothing More Than Costly Fantasy


That we’re on the brink of an all wind and sun powered future is an audacious wheeze that sits at the heart of the ‘New Green Deal’.

Any sentient being, bothering to apply a little superficial consideration, understands that the claim that wind and solar will soon provide 100% of our electricity needs is complete and utter nonsense.

For those keen on an even deeper understanding as to why it’ll never work, here is a very thorough analysis by Mark Mills.

The “New Energy Economy”: An Exercise in Magical Thinking
Manhattan Institute
Mark P. Mills
26 March 2019

A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84% of the world’s energy. It began with the fear that we were running out of oil. That fear has since migrated to the belief that, because of climate change and other environmental concerns, society can no…

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