episodes about Economics


Episode 87.1 Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny


A must see and wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.”


Episode 76 Steve Moore on the Trump Economy


Last week I interviewed economist Steve Moore at a conference with conservative leaders. While the capital markets selloff and bad coronavirus news had not yet had hit galeforce levels, as it has this week, they were looming.


Episode 70 “China, Cyber-enabled Economic Warfare, 5G and Cyber-crime” with Klon Kitchen


Cyber warfare is raging around the world, with China as the leading state actor. But unlike Russia, and unlike Iran, and unlike North Korea, China is deeply integrated into the US economy and many aspects of our national strength. This is one reason why Congress wanted to learn from my guest Klon Kitchen about the Chinese app TikTok.


Episode 65 “We’re in the midst of a Cold War. An Economic War” with Robert Atkinson


Robert D. Atkinson, founder and president of ITIF, describes the United States role in the war for influence and control.


Episode 59 Part 2: Why We need to Care About “Space Warfare” with Kevin Freeman and Frank Gaffney


Our military has a disturbing tendency to keep fighting the last wars, not the likely future ones. Now a visionary general is being forced into retirement because he’s advocating a very different approach to counter Chinese aims to achieve dominance in space.


Episode 59 Part 1: Frank Gaffney and Kevin Freeman on China’s War with the United States


For decades, the U.S. has given China preferred trade & economic status. In a long overdue effort, President Trump is now negotiating new and more balanced trade deals with China, but however effective new trade deals will prove to be, they cannot address the many other dangers posed by China’s Communist Party.


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 53 Why Some States Get Rich, While Others are Going Broke-Jonathan Williams and Seth Grove


There are right ways for states to manage their economies – and some very wrong ones. So if you wanted to make your state more prosperous, wouldn’t it be helpful to have the tools to determine how it will perform years into the future? They exist.





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