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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.

Peace Through Strength

With America’s foreign policy seemingly challenged on all fronts in recent months, we come full circle to the lingering question: Why must our military maintain its dominance? In this edition of Prager University, renowned British historian Andrew Roberts tackles the consequences of a weak America versus a strong America and what each means to peace and prosperity in our world.

Good Values vs. Feelings

Radio talk show host and author Dennis Prager analyzes the age-old question: What is the most important thing in life? Most of our answers fall into three categories–love, money and happiness. Prager contends all three of these things are crucial components in one’s lifetime, but not at the top of the heap. Prager suggests the most important thing in your life are good values. “Values are what you consider to be more important than anything else,” Prager says. “And above all, values are what you consider to be more important than your feelings.” He elaborates in this edition of Prager University.

Earning Our Own Success

Ask most liberal professors, of which there are many in our institutions of higher learning, and they’ll tell you that free enterprise is selfish and greedy. Their premise is that free enterprise benefits us materially but the cost in not worth it. Social scientist Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, disagrees. “Free enterprise is not just materially fulfilling. It’s a moral imperative,” he says. “One big reason is that free enterprise enables us to become truly happy. Because it enables us to earn our success.” Check out this edition of Prager University as Brooks tells us our forefathers had the right idea.

Evil: Rational Or Irrational?

Nationally syndicated talk show host, author and columnist Dennis Prager poses the ever-perplexing question, “Is evil rational?” Or, he says, “Can we depend on reason alone to make the world a better place. Since the 18th century and dawning of the so-called Age of Reason, most of the best educated people in the world have been absolutely certainĀ  thatĀ  reason alone will lead us to goodness and a good world. We don’t need a God, we don’t need religion, all we need is reason.” But Prager contends that the assumption that reason equals good is wishful thinking. He says the justification that reason might argue for being good, can also argue for doing evil. Check out this episode of Prager University as he further expands his thoughts.

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