episodes about Money


06/07/2022

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 ...


05/31/2022

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


Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you were denied access to a bank account or a credit card or access to any kind of digital payment system? Well, it's happening and it's happening to an increasing number of people and organizations. Cancel culture has come to banking. PayPal, major credit card networks and banks have already stopped processing payments for organizations ...


06/06/2019

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.


05/07/2019

Episode 54: Part 2: Ken Fisher: Thinking in Ways That Others Do Not, with John Tamny


Ken Fisher on: coastal redwoods, dikes, efficient markets, quantitative easing, the limits of our knowledge, climate change, the fed, interest rates, why $100 billion isn’t that much money, money flows around the world like water downhill, tree science, behavioral science, why philanthropy is immoral and bad for humans, optimization of scarce resources, Bastiat, financial system intermediation and why inequality is a good thing.


05/07/2019

Episode 54: Part 1: Billionaire Investor Ken Fisher on Donald Trump and Politics, with John Tamny


Ken Fisher on: coastal redwoods, dikes, efficient markets, quantitative easing, the limits of our knowledge, climate change, the fed, interest rates, why $100 billion isn’t that much money, money flows around the world like water downhill, tree science, behavioral science, why philanthropy is immoral and bad for humans, optimization of scarce resources, Bastiat, financial system intermediation and why inequality is a good thing.


01/18/2018

Episode 20: Our Disappointing Treasury with Peter Wallison


The American Enterprise Institute Fellow discusses the growth, and the threat of, the Administrative State.


11/09/2017

Episode 15: Block Chain Future and the FCC Local Media Rule-Making w/ George Gilder and Hance Haney


The Bill Walton Show: Episode 15 – Bill gets a briefing from George Gilder, who predicted the smart phone and a whole lot more… back in the 1980’s. Hance Haney also joins the conversation to discuss his work lobbying the FCC.


07/27/2017

Episode 07: “The Bill Walton Story” with John Tamny


The Bill Walton Show: Episode 07 – Political economist John Tamny flips the tables on Bill and interviews the man behind the podcast.