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Johan Norberg's New and Improved
 
Free To Choose Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores pioneering ecosystems that dramatically changed our world for the better. New videos every other week.
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Private Property
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Did you know that nearly every known society throughout history has prohibited theft?
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Borlaug
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
“You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.” These were the words of Norman Borlaug, who is credited with saving millions of lives and liberating desperate nations using food.
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Investment Banking
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
How long do you have to work to pay to keep the lights on for 3 hours after dark?
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The Zipper
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
What simple invention required many steps and ultimately took longer to develop than the airplane and electronic computer?
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Plastics
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
What's as strong as steel, flexible as rope, and thinner than paper? Without it, you wouldn't have modern health care, travel, or technology. And yet, it's condemned by many.
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Capitalism
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Even its fiercest enemies, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, admitted that it unleashed more wealth than all preceding generations put together.
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The Bicycle
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
What 19th-century invention did people think would make women infertile and leave users physically deformed?
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Just In Time
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
What transformed a poor and desperate island nation into an industrial powerhouse competing on the world stage?
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Cold Chain
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
What three innovations were ingeniously combined to make 105-day-old steak safe and delicious?
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Wheeled Luggage
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
What came first: a carry-on bag with wheels or the moon landing?
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Airplanes
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
What invention led to the creation of 87 million jobs and serves over 850 million customers per year?
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Film
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Can the collapse of a massive corporation represent something good?
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Money
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
What do gold, salt, and seashells have in common?
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Coffee
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
How did coffee help to usher in an unprecedented wave of discovery and innovation?
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Artificial Fertilizer
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Why did countries go to war over bird droppings in the 1800s?
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The LLC
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Can you think of a modern innovation without which thousands of others wouldn’t exist?
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Umbrellas
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
What do Uber and umbrellas have in common?
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Control of Fire
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
How did mankind’s first social network start with a spark?
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John Locke
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
How did a doctor's decision to risk his life lead to the Declaration of Independence?
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Light
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
How long do you have to work to pay to keep the lights on for three hours after dark?
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Stone Throwing
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
What is the relationship between stones and the color of human eyes?
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Free Speech
Wednesday, January 5, 2021
What innovation recruits strangers as allies and recasts our opponents as guardians?
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Credit Cards
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
How did a business fiasco lead to a golden age of financial access and convenience?
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The PC
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Why was history's most useful invention once dismissed as good-for-nothing?
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The Container
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
How did simple metal boxes contribute to history’s biggest reduction in poverty?