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Month: September 2015
Delayed Gratification: Can It Lead to Future Success?
Delayed Gratification: Can It Lead to Future Success?

What does it mean to “delay gratification”? What does a child’s ability or willingness to delay gratification indicate? Is this something that can be taught? Should it be? This segment looks at one role parents can play in fostering successful traits in their children.

Technological Innovation: Do Rules Stifle Growth?
Technological Innovation: Do Rules Stifle Growth?

What conditions encourage innovation? What discourages innovation? Do governments help, or do they increase the time and cost of developing new products? Should businesses really have to protect themselves by lobbying, or should the government just leave entrepreneurs alone to develop products and services? This segment looks at technological innovation and government rules.

Spontaneous Order: Do We Really Need a Plan?
Spontaneous Order: Do We Really Need a Plan?

What is spontaneous order? How is it that without government direction, food is available in stores, cars are manufactured, information is available on the Internet, and people can get medical care? And what happens when government gets involved? This segment looks at the economics of spontaneous order.

Disaster Relief: Who Does it Better?
Disaster Relief: Who Does it Better?

Who should help victims of natural disasters? Should citizens voluntarily help? Should government? Who is better at it? This segment looks at the role government and charity-based organizations play in providing disaster relief.