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Adam Carolla – ‘You’re Unlucky’

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2014
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Adam Corolla on why you’re unlucky and why that is good.   Prager U

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The Promise of Free Enterprise

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2014
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The Promise of Free Enterprise Built into the foundation of free enterprise is a promise. It’s a promise that no other economic system offers. This promise has a great deal to do with your sense of well-being, that is, your happiness. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton understood this. So does renowned social scientist, […]

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What Every Graduate Should Know

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2014
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What every Graduate Should Know As a college graduate, the commencement speech is something that you can take with you into the world. America’s universities have attracted some of the most successful and famous people to speak to graduates. Some commencement speakers deliver grand and inspiring speeches. Some don’t say much. Dennis Prager has his […]

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Forgiveness – Prager University

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2014
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Course Description – Prager University We have all had times in our relationships when we hurt a loved one, or a loved one hurt us. That’s part of life. But not all of us know how to forgive, even when the other party has offered a sincere apology. In this Prager University course, UCLA psychiatrist […]

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Prager U – The Middle East Problem

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2014
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Course Description The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it’s very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state. And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist. As Dennis Prager explains, this is really […]

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Prager U – The Government vs. The American Character

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2014
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At Prager University Over the past 50 years, the purpose of the American government has radically transformed. Whereas it’s main goal in domestic matters used to be to protect liberty, it is now an entitlements machine, transferring over $2 trillion per year from some people’s pockets to others. Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute […]

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Prager U – God vs. Atheism

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2014
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Belief in God, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb. Belief that the universe created itself is, they say, intelligent, rational, and based in science. This is simply false. Nothing can create itself. Everything has a cause–including the universe. That cause, argues Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, is God, the “unmoved […]

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Social Justice is neither Social or is a manifestation of “Justice”

by Skip April 1, 2014

Jonah Goldberg does a short video on the true meaning of “Social Justice” – and those that love Social Justice hate the philosophy of Individual Freedom / Free Society given to us by our American Founders.  It means a removal of any and all Freedoms necessary to accomplish a Redistributional endpoint (aka, Socialism).  some of […]

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Prager U – ‘Are People Born Good?’

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2014
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From Prager University In our universities, newspapers, and television shows, it is a given that external forces are the cause of crime. If not for poverty, murder and rape would be much lower. If not for racism, America’s inner cities would be far wealthier. So on and so on. At the core of this belief […]

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Prager U – The Bigger The Government The Smaller the Citizen

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2014
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In every society throughout human history the following relationship has held true: as government grows, human freedom and happiness shrinks. Best selling author, Dennis Prager puts it this way: “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.” This has been true in Europe for decades and is becoming ever more so in the United States. […]

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The Least Free Place In America – American Colleges and Universities

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2014
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The Latest from Prager University Question: Which American institution—one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse—punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions, while it offers them a very narrow, limited worldview? Answer: Universities. Once the vanguard of open debate and free speech, colleges have become a place where alternative thinking goes to […]

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Prager U – Why Rent Control Hurts Renters

by Steve MacDonald January 13, 2014
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Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute shows why price ceilings on apartments hurt those it intends to help — but also why rent control is here to stay. She explains the background of rent control in America (focusing on New York in particular) and the negative effect it has on prospective renters and on the […]

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Prager University – Is Evil Rational?

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2013
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Prager University Today, it’s common to call acts of evil–whether of a criminal or of a tyrannical dictator–“irrational” or “mad.” Why? Sometimes, behaving cruelly is a matter of self-interest. What is truly unreasonable is to unnecessarily risk one’s life to save a stranger, like some non-Jews in Europe did during World War 2 when they […]

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Prager University: God and Suffering

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2013
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How can one square a world full of unjust suffering and a good God? Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, has a compelling and surprising answer.

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Prager University: The Laffer Curve Explained

by Mike October 4, 2013

Surprising observation – A study by the very liberal Christina Romer suggests that tax rates should not exceed 33%!

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Prager Univeristy – Is Israel an Apartheid State?

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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Is the charge that Israel is like apartheid South Africa valid or a slander? Who better to answer this question than someone who grew up in South Africa, suffering under its apartheid? Watch a five-minute video with Kenneth Meshoe, a brave South African who lived through apartheid South Africa, travels regularly to Israel, and knows that apartheid […]

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Prager University – ‘Why America Invaded Iraq.’

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2013
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From Prager University: Why did America invade Iraq in 2003? The decision was controversial, but the reason was both clear and compelling. Renowned British historian, Andrew Roberts, explains.

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Dennis Prager – The American Trinity

by Steve MacDonald August 1, 2013

The United States is a built on a foundation of three unique values. Nationally syndicated talk show host and best-selling author, Dennis Prager, explains what they are in a new edition of the five minute course that launched Prager University. Prager University

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The Public Unions vs. the Public — Prager University

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2013

Cities and states are sinking under the burden of debt brought about by public service union contracts. How did it get this way and what can be done about it? Philip Howard, founder of Common Good, has answers.

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God or Atheism — Which Is More Rational?

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2013

been a few days since last we tweaked the atheists… Prager University

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The President Who Shrank Government

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2013

I’m reading this biography.  So when Mike told me he saw the video on Calvin Coolidge at the end of the last one I just posted (I missed it), well – we had to post that as well. Acclaimed historian Amity Shlaes explains how Coolidge did more by doing less and why his governing style […]

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Were the Middle Ages Dark? — Prager University

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2013

Providence College Professor of English, Anthony Esolen, vividly demonstrates why the “Dark Ages” were not so Dark after all.

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Prager University – Calvin Coolidge

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2013

You can’t be a conservative and not like Calvin Coolidge.   He may be one of the best examples of how the Federal government and it’s chief executive ought to behave (with few and far between exceptions).  We would do well to find someone like him and soon.

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How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2013

Prager Universitie’s latest great video is “How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools.” I’m in a hurry so  I’ll just snag some context from Breitbart for now: ” ‘How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools is narrated by Stanford Professor Terry Moe.   Moe explains how the Obama administration’s admissions that the education system is broken contradict their pro-union stance. “Union […]

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“The Power of Profit” by my favorite economics professor

by Skip April 18, 2012

Dr. Walter E. Williams is one of my favorite people to read and listen to – able to take complicated issues, strip them down to their essence, and tell the story in a way that brings out the important stuff that others don’t even think of.  This video is a great example – an explains […]

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