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ACU 1919 John Stossel REASON TV, How to Stop Patent TrollsVenezuelas Tragic Collapse, more
ACU 1919 John Stossel REASON TV, How to Stop Patent TrollsVenezuelas Tragic Collapse, more
ACU 1919 John Stossel REASON TV, How to Stop Patent TrollsVenezuelas Tragic Collapse, more

ACU 1919 John Stossel - REASON TV, How to Stop Patent Trolls-Venezuela’s Tragic Collapse, more

A. Cameron Sevy - 2017-09-10

ohn Stossel and Andrew Heaton present several topics such as Government-Run Schools, Stop Subsidizing Sports!, Venezuela, Stop Patent Trolls, 'Bottleneckers' use occupational licensing, NYC Government Traumatizes Gun Owners, $2 Million Bathroom and Save the Rhinos! Reason is the leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. For a great archive of dozens of ReasonTV videos visit- youtube.com/user/ReasonTV/videos From Reason TV- Segment 1- Stossel: Government-Run Schools Crush Innovation Published on Aug 22, 2017 Watch part one of John Stossel's short-attention-span version of a recent PBS documentary on how to fix America's schools. America's public schools fail our kids, and bureaucrats suffocate even the best teachers. The late Andrew Coulson, a leading advocate of free-market education and a former senior fellow at the Cato Institute, partnered with the Free to Choose Network to create the recent PBS film School, Inc., which examines the problems with America's government-run schools and how to fix them. But School, Inc. is three hours! So John Stossel made a two-part short-attention-span version. Part one of our abbreviated treatment explores why government-run schools are incapable of innovating, and retells the story of superstar teacher Jamie Escalante (made famous by the 1988 film Stand and Deliver), who was forced out by jealous colleagues. In part two, Coulson travels the world in search of ideas to fix America's public schools. Coulson passed away in 2016 following a 15-month battle with brain cancer. For more on his contribution to the field, read his classic 1999 book, Market Education: The Unknown History.Segment 3- Stop Subsidizing Sports! ReasonTV Let's talk about 'sports'--that thing where we gather around to watch a muscular stranger put a regulation-size ball in a specific location. Why are taxpayers forced to pony up cash for athletic ventures that don't benefit them? Franchise owners routinely extort massive stadium subsidies through threats of relocation and fake promises of economic revitalization. Universities jack up student rates to subsidize athletic programs that should be self-sustaining. And the Olympics is economically devastating to every municipality foolish enough to get suckered by one of the oldest scams around. Segment 4- John Stossel vs. Noam Chomsky on Venezuela Stossel has an exchange with famed M.I.T. linguist Noam Chomsky, who once praised former President Hugo Ch?vez socialist policies. Venezuela used to be the richest country in Latin America. Today, its economy and civil society are disintegrating. The country is experiencing widespread hunger and out-of-control violence--a result of former President Hugo Ch?vez' move, starting in 2002, to nationalize industries, establish price controls, and block foreign capital from entering the country. Segment 5- What Caused Venezuela's Tragic Collapse? Socialism. The collapse of Venezuela's economy is both horrifying and predictable, and the world needs to understand why. Venezuela has the world's largest proven oil reserves, and it was once Latin America's richest country. Today, most grocery store shelves are empty, and Venezuelans are so hungry that they're killing zoo animals for sustenance. Toilet paper, diapers, and toothpaste are luxury goods. Venezuelan hospitals have disintegrated, children are dying because they can't get antibiotics, and the infant mortality rate is higher than Syria. The capital city of Caracas is the murder capital of the world. Segment 6- How to Stop Patent Trolls Patent trolls are on the run. Let's finish them off. In the latest Mostly Weekly, Reason's Andrew Heaton explores what patent trolls are, the damage they do, and the next step in driving them out of courtrooms and back into dank caves. Trolls suck more than twenty billion dollars out of the economy each year. Segment 7- Stossel: Stop! You Need a License To Do that Job! 'Bottleneckers' use occupational licensing to screw competitors and innovation in the name of keeping us safe. Whether you're a doctor, an electrician, a teacher, a cab driver, a hair stylist--even a tour guide!--the government increasingly demands that you get a license before you are allowed to work in your chosen profession. In the 1950s, only about one in 20 workers needed the government's blessing to do their jobs. Today, that figure is more than one in three.