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HI 147 – Unending Organizations & The Freedom Manifesto with Steve Forbes

Episode: 147

Guest: Steve Forbes

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Gary Pinkerton starts off today’s show discussing the natural existence of an organization: once created it will do whatever it can to survive. He points out government entities primarily, noting that times of war can make the Army balloon, numbers that can become difficult to cut back after the war is over.

Then Jason Hartman is joined by Steve Forbes, the editor in chief of Forbes Media, to propose and attempt to answer the question:  Why does government get bigger and bigger when we know it doesn’t work well? Mr. Forbes states that history proves free markets work for the people, while big and over-reaching government is about meeting its own needs.

In his book, Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn’t, coauthored with Elizabeth Ames, the authors delve into historic events and statistics, showing that in every instance, big government promotes favoritism, stifles economic growth, dumbs down education, and creates an atmosphere of “rigidity and scarcity.” At the same time, it opens the door to corruption.

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The Freedom Manifesto

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