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U.S. Suffocating in Debt

With the national debt rapidly approaching the unthinkable $20 trillion plateau (now $17-$18 trillion), how did we ever get to this point and how do we fix it? The Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner says spending on the big three entitlement programs–Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid–are most responsible for the massive debt. And now the onset of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare–has exacerbated the problem. So what’s the solution? In the following presentation of Prager University, Tanner tells us how to get out of get and preserve the programs.

Climate Change Exaggeration

Raging fires, crippling drought and more powerful storms are the Obama Administration’s Three Horsemen of the Global Warming Apocalypse. Problem is, says economist Bjorn Lomborg, all three are rooted in exaggeration. “This does not mean that climate change is not an issue,” Lomborg says. “It means that exaggerating the threat concentrates resources in the wrong areas.” In the following edition of Prager University, Lomborg examines the key issues and reaches some surprising conclusions.

Judging the United States

We have learned from history time and time again that liberals and conservatives view America very differently. The left views the United States as a flawed country and concentrates its efforts on battling society’s moral failings–taking on sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. They want to fundamentally transform America. The right believes that society is gradually changed one person at a time, and they are strongly opposed to fundamentally transforming America. Host Dennis Prager digs deeply into the issue in this edition of Prager University.

The Game Of Loans

Since 1978, the cost of a college education has risen more than 1,000 percent! Incredible. And while student debt continues to climb, it’s becoming more difficult to get a degree and find a job. Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, calls it the Game of Loans, a real-life take on the acclaimed TV show Game of Thrones. Kirk says Game of Loans is a “game” Washington politicians play on college students every day. “Just like Game of Thrones, Game of Loans has plots within plots, big winners and big losers. The winners are politicians and colleges. They fool students into thinking that by generously providing ever-larger college loans to cover ever-larger tuition costs, they have earned students’ votes at election time.” Turner elaborates in this educational edition of Prager University.

Left is Really Right

“All success in life is based on conservative principles,” says Greg Gutfeld, popular host of “The Five” on Fox News and author of How To Be Right: The Art Of Being Persuasively Correct. There’s no doubt that successful liberals live by conservative values. Says Gutfeld, “Success relies on absolute truths, on supply and demand, on work and reward, on competition and on achievement, not group identity.” Gutfeld explains further in this instructional edition of Prager University.

The Demise Of Liberal Arts

A degree in liberal arts tradtionally offered a balanced curriculum featuring the great works of the Western artists–Shakespeare, Mozart, Eliot. Not anymore. Today’s same degree stresses Western racism, sexism, imperialism and other ills and sins that reinforce a sense of victimhood and narcissism. The Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald laments the shift, saying, “The modern professorate repudiated the great humanist tradition on which much of Western civilization and the Western university has been built.” So what happened? Mac Donald explains in this edition of Prager University.

Fossil Fuels to the Rescue

Every year on Earth Day we hear dire news on how the health of our planet is deteriorating with no real solutions readily available to solve the dilemma. Author and energy theorist Alex Epstein, founder and president of the Center for Industrial Progress, opines that we should spend more time reflecting on how human progress has made Mother Earth a better place to live. “The secret is energy,” Epstein says. “Specifically, energy derived from fossil fuels–oil, coal and natural gas.These fuels power machines that allow us to transform our naturally hazardous environment into a far healthier environment.” Epstein expanded his thoughts in a recent visit to Prager University.

The Rockefeller Legacy

John D. Rockefeller was America’s first billionaire, perhaps the richest man who ever lived, but a generous philanthropist. “Rockefeller was an oddity, the first billionaire in U.S. history, but nobody could outgive him,” says historian and Hillsdale College professor Burt Folsom, author of The Myth of the Robber Barons. “He was more responsible than any individual for the creation of the American middle class and the development of America as a great industrial power.” Join Folsom in this edition of Prager University as he reveals the truth about the Rockefeller empire.

An Equation For Happiness

Our Declaration of independence states that all human beings were given the unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness by our Creator. So why is it that not many of us are happy? Says Dennis Prager, author of Happiness is a Serious Problem, “The single biggest obstacles to being happy, is that people naturally compare themselves to other people and assume nearly all of them are happier than they are.” Prager says he has formulated an equation that can predict your exact degree of happiness: U = I – R, which translates into Unhappiness equals Image minus Reality. He explains and offers solutions to a happier life in this edition of Prager University.

Why the Right is Right

What makes conservative right? “It’s a more practical, generous and compassionate way to live,” say Greg Gutfeld, author of How To Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct, and panel member of Fox News’ The Five. Gutfeld explains why the right is right in this guest appearance of Prager University.

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