episodes about Capitalism
Episode 121: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with the Always Interesting Yaron Brook
On this episode, I’m talking with Yaron Brook, Chair of the Ayn Rand Institute, in a wide-ranging conversation that launches into the case for why the profit motive is a good thing. Capitalism gets a bad rap in the media and pop culture, but should business be epitomized by Gordon Gecko or Steve Jobs? Was the 2008 financial crisis caused by greedy Wall Streeters or by wrongheaded government poli ...
Episode 57: Part 2: Money Greed and God with Jay Richards
Economics as a discipline suffers from “physics envy” when it tries and fails to build mathematical models of the economy and society. Instead, it should be studying human behavior and focus on the intersection of health, morality, philosophy, wealth creation and how to bring people out of poverty, Jay Richards says on The Bill Walton Show.
Episode 57: Part 1: Money Greed and God with Jay Richards
We know from history and evidence all around us, which economic system works, and which one makes people the happiest. It’s the economic system of free enterprise. But is it the most moral? Bill Walton explores the question with Jay Richards, author of the newly reissued book “Money, Greed and God.”
Episode 56: Deconstructing the Federal Reserve with George Selgin and Norbert Michel
If the Fed brought home a report card reflecting its performance since its creation in 1914, its parents would not be pleased. Its record for stability is among the worst in the developed world, and it has done little to fix the problems it was invented to address.
Episode 49: Why Socialism Fails to Deliver with Richard Rahn
“The economy of Venezuela has collapsed as a result of gross socialist mismanagement. Their currency is essentially worthless. To start over, the next government of Venezuela must re-establish the rule of law, protect private property rights and create a new currency.” So writes Richard Rahn, one of America’s most brilliant economists.
Episode 41: Financial Busts: Why Are We Always Surprised with Alex Pollock
People look to the government to prevent future financial crises and too many trust that politicians and economic experts can create policies to protect us and our 401(k) plans. We shouldn’t rely on them. These experts are smart, mostly well-intentioned people but they can’t prevent the next crisis. No one can. Why is that? And why is a future crisis inevitable? I discuss these and many other questions with “Finance and Philosophy” author Alex Pollock.
Episode 26: Why Bernie Sanders should understand Human Agency with Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley
My guest, Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, the free market economist and moral philosopher, wants to sit down with Bernie Sanders over a cup of coffee to talk about how to achieve the goals he proclaims. There’s a right way and a wrong way, and he’s not going to get there the way he’s going.
Episode 22: Is Free Trade Good for All Americans? with Ambassador Terry Miller
This will go down in history as the episode of the Bill Walton Show where John Tamny referred to views I presented as utter nonsense and I called his naïve.
Episode 13: “What is Venture Capital and How Does It Help Drive Cutting Edge Innovation” with Brett Gibson and Dan Mindus
Technology is creating unprecedented wealth the world over, and venture capitalists find themselves in the midst of the best opportunities. It’s an exciting time. There are about $60 billion invested per year in US firms by venture capitalists, and my guests Dan Mindus and Brett Gibson, founders of NextGen, say another $100 billion or more is sitting on the sidelines ready to jump in.
Episode 04: “Achieving 4% Economic Growth” with John Tamny and Steve Moore
The Bill Walton Show: Episode 04 – Bill engages economic experts Steve Moore and John Tamny on how to achieve the holy grail of economic growth.. four percent.