George Ayittey is a Ghanian economist and the founder and president of the Free Africa Foundation. He also taught economics at American University and is an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. In this lecture, Ayittey talks about the failure of Africa’s experiments with socialism throughout the 20th century. He tells stories about… Read More The Failure of African Socialism
William Nordhaus of Yale University won the Nobel Prize in Economics last year, for failing to understand chemistry, biology, physics and economics.
How much will it cost to slow climate change? Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, joins Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge in which Lomborg performs a cost-benefit analysis on the Green New Deal and the UN’s Climate Report, analyzes the economic impact of climate change in the next century, and proposes economically feasible… Read More Cost-Effective Approaches to Save the Environment
This excellent film reveals the events that lead up to New Zealand being the economic powerhouse that it is. A small country that was one of the most prosperous in the Western world during the 1940’s and 50’s went to one of the most stagnant when it’s government started heavily intervening after losing favored trading… Read More Trailblazers: The New Zealand Story
It has long been alleged by anti-migration groups, such as the environmentalist front Center for Immigration Studies, is that immigration to the United States also reduces wages and job opportunities for native-born Americans and, hence, is bad for the economy. In this Mercatus Center video, economist Alex Tabarrok explains that it is quite the opposite.… Read More Immigration and its Wage Effects in the US
A common belief and narrative furthered by environmentalists is that humans are using too much of the Earth’s resources and that we will eventually run out. University of St. Lawrence economics professor Steve Horwitz addresses this common belief and reveals that there are economic reasons why we will never run out of resources. In a… Read More Are we running out of resources?