Ahead of the Curve


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money culture power
what's true    what's right    what's next


Ahead of the Curve


money culture power
what's true    what's right    what's next .

money culture power
what's true    what's right    what's next

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Episode 193:  “Gun Control Myths” with Dr. John Lott


06/28/2022

Guest(s): Dr. John Lott


We've all been appalled by yet another school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. We want these tragedies to stop. We want to do something.  Of course the cries to “do something” almost always means doing something about guns. Yet, the gun bill just signed into law by Preside ...

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The Bill Walton Show is a forum for in-depth and thought-provoking conversations with leaders, thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs and activists. Smart, original and interesting people...lovers of freedom and the American idea.


“Pity the nation oh pity the people Who allow their rights to erode and their freedoms to be washed away”

-Lawrence Ferlinghetti



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-Thomas Sowell



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"I believe there are essential truths about what works, what’s moral and what makes people flourish. And that some of life’s best insights into these things can come from in-depth honest conversations with smart and interesting people … that’s what this show is about."

-Bill Walton

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Episode 191: “Lessons from the Street: Stephen Schwarzman’s Book Prompts Bill to Compare Insights into the World of Money” with John Tamny


In this episode, my friend John Tamny interviews me about legendary Wall Street leader and Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman’s book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. There are many fascinating insights and lessons in Steve’s book which we can all benefit from. A few highlights: Steve Schwarzman started Blackstone with ...


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Episode 190: “Cancel Culture Comes to Banking” with Todd Zywicki and Paul Watkins


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Episode 189: “Ukraine Explained, Taiwan Explained” with Dr Stephen Bryen


This episode takes a hard look at what’s really at stake for the United States with Russian’s war on Ukraine, and China’s aim to take over Taiwan. Joining me is one the wisest national security experts around, Dr Stephen Bryen. With 50 years of experience in foreign relations and national security, he’s seen it all. Called the Yoda of the arms trade, he was the Pentagon's top cop, the man ...


05/18/2022

Episode 187: “The Federal Government Is Using Twitter to Censor Speech” with Jenin Younes and John Vecchione


Is this right and lawful? Well, we now have a test case to find out. In a first-of-its-kind First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government, attorneys Jenin Younes and John Vecchione of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, argue that the government acted wrongfully when it “directed s ...


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Episode 188: “Why Are We Investing American Retirement Dollars in China?” with Frank Gaffney and Roger Robinson


The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is once again planning to allow federal employees’ to invest their retirement savings into companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. The FRTIB has decided to ignore directives by both President Trump - and President Biden - as well as strong opposition on Capitol Hill, to open a ‘Mutual Fund Window’ in June which would make availa ...




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