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John Stossel – No They Cant

John Stossel explains in this short video that politicians routinely make grandiose promises, but never deliver the results.

Here are the main points of the video:

Stossel contends that government doesn’t really create jobs. All government does is take money from somebody else to create a job. To support his point, he interviews the following people:

Keith Ellison, Minnesota Congressman says that the public sector and private sector must work together. However, billionaire Mark Cuban says nonsense. The government is inefficient and the private sector must create jobs. He [...]

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John Stossel – Regulation Nation

John Stossel explains in this short video that government regulators run roughshod over common sense.

Here are the main points of the video:

The government has produced 160,000 pages of rules. Some contradict each other, yet bureaucrats keep adding more. They add thousands of new pages of regulations every month.

Cliff Asness, of AQR Capital Management, a fund he grew from $1 million to $50 billion dollars, says that some regulations are needed but most are not necessary and counter-productive. He observes that politicians don’t get famous for doing [...]

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Want Less Corruption Shrink the Size of Government

In this short video, Dr. Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute explains that the bigger the government the bigger the opportunities for corruption.

Here are the main points of the video:

Dr. Mitchell explains that when there are ethics breaches, governments respond with more laws. This merely provides politicians with more power to redistribute wealth. Then, special interest groups seek welfare, foreign aid, bailout money, artist handouts, healthcare subsidies, etc. Our government spends $3.5 trillion, more than $45,000 for every family of four in America. This massive size of [...]

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What Is the Evidence Against Big Government

Watch this short video to see real-world research proving that countries with small governments are more prosperous than countries with big governments.

Here are the main points that Dr. Daniel Mitchell, Senior Fellow-Cato Institute, makes:

Countries with small governments are more prosperous than countries with big governments. For an apples-to-apples comparison, Mitchell only chose similar Western democracies to study, including Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and France. Notice below that the countries have comparable Economic Freedom of the World rankings with two better than the US and two worse.

Notice below [...]

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Eight Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth

Yesterday, we showed that countries with small governments are more prosperous than countries with big governments. Today, we explain why big governments harm the economic prosperity of a country. Watch this video by Dr. Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute.

Here are the points that Mitchell makes: Eight Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth

Extraction cost. The federal government cannot spend money without taking it from someone else. The taxes government collects discourage work, saving and investment and reduces our nation’s competitiveness. Displacement cost. When government diverts money [...]

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Countries with small governments are more prosperous

This week’s lesson will provide a short video each day presenting the case for small government. The government of the United States is now too large and threatening our competitiveness in the world. There is an optimum size for government, which we have exceeded today.  Watch this short video by Dr. Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute that provides visual proof that countries with small governments are more prosperous than countries with big governments.

Here are the main points that Dan Mitchell makes:

Government is needed to protect personal [...]

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