Johan Norberg critiques Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine.
Johan Norberg is a lecturer, documentary filmmaker, and the author of several books, including the award-winning In Defense of Global Capitalism, which was translated into around 25 languages. His most recent book is Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016). He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
In this criticism of Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”, Johan Norberg identifies common misconceptions about the nature of Milton Friedman’s libertarianism.
Sweden often gets held up as an example of how socialism can work better than markets. But, as Norberg shows, Sweden’s history in fact points to the opposite conclusion.
Globalization, the ongoing process of the exchange of people, goods, and ideas across borders, raises the wealth and quality of life for people globally.
Johan Norberg joins Trevor this week to talk about the notion of progress and gives us all a few reasons to look forward to the future.
Michael Tanner joins us to discuss the dimensions that affect poverty including; felony convictions, lack of education, & housing policies.