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Rules For a Moral World

Humanity has everything it needs to create a good world. And we’ve had it for 3,000 years in the form of 10 basic instructions called The Ten Commandments. Dennis Prager explains how the Commandments created Western civilization and remain relevant in today’s world in this edition of Prager University.

Minimum Wage Hike Kills Jobs

The New York Times, recognized around the planet as the bible of the progressive left, actually got it right back in 1987 when it editorialized that the perfect minimum wage was $0.00–zero! The Times opined that “the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed.” Says David Henderson, editor of Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, “So economists and the liberal paper were on the same page. Why? Because they understood that a minimum wage does not guarantee jobs. It guarantees only that those who get jobs will be paid at least that minimum.” Henderson explains in this edition of Prager University that hiking the minimum wage might well lead to unintended consequences.

Christians the Most Persecuted

It might surprise you to learn who’s the most persecuted minority in the world today. It’s not any of the Muslim sects in Iraq, it’s not the Jews, but in fact the Christian people of the Middle East, especially those living in Muslim-majority countries. In the edition of Prager University, Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim, author of The Al Qaeda Reader, lays out the grim details.

Who Are the Real Racists?

It’s a given that conservatives are accused by progressives on a daily basis as being racist. Amazingly, a large number of the attacks are coming from high-profile liberals, such as Oprah Winfrey, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and Congressman Steve Israel. Are these accusers mostly foolish and stupid, or is it political posturing. Derryck Green of Project 21 analyzes the situation and provides some provocative answers in this edition of Prager University.

Assault On Freedom Of Speech

The question on the proverbial political table: Is campaign finance reform a good way to regulate money in politics? Nationally syndicated, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will thinks not. Will says campaign finance reform is nothing more than a euphemism for controlling freedom of speech. Listen in to his argument in this edition of Prager University.

U.N. Fury Directed At Israel

Israel is a vibrant democracy, with a free press, independent judiciary and an array of full rights for its citizens. Yet, of 193 countries in the United Nations today, Israel has been singled out as the most egregious offender of the organization’s mandate to preserve and enhance human freedom and tolerance. Furthermore, 38 percent of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council resolutions that are critical of specific countries, have been directed at Israel alone. Why the vitriol from this international organization? Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute of Human Rights, presents the facts in this edition of Prager University.

Wealth in Knowledge

Not surprisingly, the most essential factor in creating wealth is not money but knowledge. While the deduction is a simple one, there are some additional factors in the overall equation. Economist George Gilder, co-founder of the Discovery Institute, says, “Here’s how it works. More freedom, more knowledge, more innovation. And more innovation leads to dynamic economic growth. Less freedom, less knowledge, less innovation … less economic growth.” Listen in, Gilder lays out more facts in this edition of Prager University.

College Profs Lean Left

A recent study concluded that higher education is politically liberal–by a landslide. No surprise here. College professors have been indoctrinating our children with leftist rhetoric for decades. Amazingly, says Matthew Woessner, professor of political science and philosophy at Penn State University, the liberal bias does not appear to affect conservative students, but it definitely is hindering liberal students. Check out the professor as he analyzes the study and uncovers more surprising facts in this edition of Prager University.

Fix Your Unhappiness

Wishful thinking in our lives is usually a recipe for unhappiness. At least that’s the prognosis of radio talk show host, syndicated columnist and author Dennis Prager. It’s an affliction Prager calls “The Missing Tile Syndrome,” whereby we focus on the missing tiles in our lives instead of enjoying what we have. In this edition of Prager University, Prager shows us how to cure this malady.

The War On Work

I hate to be Captain Obvious here, but the absolute road out of poverty is work. But that simple formula just isn’t working (no pun intended). Since President Johnson declared the War on Poverty nearly 50 years ago, the federal government has spent trillions trying to improve conditions to no avail. We are no better off today than we were in 1965, says Cato Institute social economist Michael Tanner. “Truth is,” he says, “the War on Poverty is actually a War on Work. It has both discouraged work and ensnared people in hardship.” In this episode of Prager University, Tanner explains why work is the only answer.

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