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Carly Fiorina in Phoenix, Sept 11, 2015 Full Speech

Could she be our next president? She’s got the chops, let’s see how she does Wednesday night!

Don’t sit at home and watch the debate, discussion and the shared experience are what a debate is all about! Come join CD5 at New Hope Cinema Grill to watch the debate in style: details here.

From Fortress to Frontier: How Innovation Can Save Health Care

Despite the fierce debate over health care policy, the political Left and Right are more alike than they realize. Both have spent decades pursuing policies that obstruct health care’s capacity to save lives, ease suffering, and cut costs. . .

In this video, Robert Graboyes explains how we can refocus America’s health care debate to accomplish the real goal of health care reform: better health for more people at lower costs year after year. The secret ingredient is simple: unleash innovation.

To replicate the kinds of revolutionary innovation seen in other fields like information technology, health care policymakers need to discard the Fortress mentality that has constrained medical advances and adopt a Frontier attitude that tolerates calculated risks and welcomes competition from diverse practitioners and disciplines.

To learn more, visit http://www.mercatus.org/frontier

 

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What is School Choice? Short, simple video

School choice offers families the opportunity to select schools that meet their child’s needs. Watch the video from Heritage Foundation explaining school choice, how it benefits parents and children and why school choice is needed.
The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions

The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions

America’s public education system is failing. We’re spending more money on education but not getting better results for our children.

That’s because the machine that runs the K-12 education system isn’t designed to produce better schools. It’s designed to produce more money for unions and more donations for politicians.

For decades, teachers’ unions have been among our nation’s largest political donors. As Reason Foundation’s Lisa Snell has noted, the National Education Association (NEA) alone spent $40 million on the 2010 election cycle. As the country’s largest teachers union, the NEA is only one cog in the infernal machine that robs parents of their tax dollars and students of their futures.

Students, teachers, parents, and hardworking Americans are all victims of this political machine–a system that takes money out of taxpayers’ wallets and gives it to union bosses, who put it in the pockets of politicians.

Our kids deserve better.

Produced by the Moving Picture Institute in partnership with Reason TV.

Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America

Government-workers’ unions have been political juggernauts in the U.S. since the unseen collective-bargaining-rights revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. These unions are different and more powerful than those that battle owners and managers in the private sector. To advance their interests, unions in the public sector have created cartels with their political allies, mostly in the Democratic Party, to the exclusion of the taxpaying public.

What’s So Great about Economic Freedom?

The current administration is obsessed with Income Inequality and offers greater regulation as a cure. The actual solution to this perceived problem is actually greater economic freedom. As this video and it’s supporting evidence shows that economic freedom is the cause of greater happiness for everyone.

Economic freedom involves more than just the freedom to buy and sell products and services. It allows us to be free in our interactions with other people. Economic freedom enables us to travel, to say what we want to say, to do what we want to do. Prof. Antony Davies shows how economic freedom is associated in the data with a number of positive indicators of a healthy country. For example, countries with more economic freedom tend to have higher GDP per capita, to take better care of the environment, and to be more equal across genders. In addition, countries with more economic freedom have less child labor. Economic freedom is important in healthy societies. It is about being free to make your own choices.
This and many more educational videos are available at http://www.learnliberty.org/

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The Philosophy of Liberty by Ken Schoolland

The philosophy of liberty is based on self-ownership. This fun and simple white-board animation elegantly illustrates this concept and the logical principles that follow from this.