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HS 145 – America: At the Brink with John Lott

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John Lott

Returning guest and author John Lott, in his new book, At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?, sounds the alarm as he documents the economic challenges we face with four more years of an Obama presidency, and builds a case for fundamental change—the kind we need to save America. Jason Hartman interviews John to discuss where John sees permanent damage, such as healthcare, and the changes that he feels need to take place to restore quality of life and financial security to American citizens.

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John Richard Lott Jr. (born May 8, 1958) is an American economist and political commentator. Lott was formerly employed at various academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the American Enterprise Institute conservative think tank. He is currently a Fox News opinion contributor. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA. Lott has written for both academic and popular publications. He is a frequent writer of op-eds, and has written six books, including More Guns, Less CrimeThe Bias Against Guns, and Freedomnomics. His most recent books include Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future, co-authored with Grover Norquist, and At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?

Lott is best known for his role in the gun rights debate, particularly his arguments against restrictions on owning and carrying guns, the ensuing controversy surrounding the data and methodology used in his research, and his use of a sock puppet identity to support his position on various websites in 2002 and 2003.

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Narrator: Welcome to the Holistic Survival Show with Jason Hartman. The economic storm brewing around the world is set to spill into all aspects of our lives. Are you prepared? Where are you going to turn for the critical life skills necessary for you to survive and prosper? The Holistic Survival Show is your family’s insurance for a better life. Jason will teach you to think independently, to understand threats and how to create the ultimate action plan. Sudden change or worst case scenario, you’ll be ready. Welcome to Holistic Survival, your key resource for protecting the people, places and profits you care about in uncertain times. Ladies and gentlemen, your host Jason Hartman.

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Episode: 145

Guest: John Lott

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