episodes about Regulation
06/13/2021Episode 137: “How Financial Regulations are Reshaping America” with Todd Zywicki and Brian Johnson
If you think a show about financial regulation is likely to be boring, I ask you to think again. Financial regulations are really about money. And in particular, ordinary Americans’ money. Consumer credit and credit cards Student loans Credit reporting Mortgage finance Fintech Crypto currencies How small businesses get financed And financial regulations have become yet another pr ...
02/27/2020Episode 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.
10/17/2019Episode 68: “An Impeachment Behind Closed Doors” with Jenny Beth Martin
Jenny Beth Martin discusses politics, the Trump impeachment and why she co-founded the Tea Party Patriots.
09/12/2019Episode 62: Is Climate Change Really a Planetary Emergency? – with Myron Ebell
Is the climate debate fueled by overheated climate models, inflated CO2 emission scenarios, disregarded basic data on human health and well being, and relentless exaggeration by political interests claiming to speak for “the science”?
04/25/2019Episode 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.
04/18/2019Episode 52: Part 1: Ed Meese on the Mueller Report with Ron Nicol
We had the good fortune to have Ron Nicol and Edwin Meese on The Bill Walton Show the day the Mueller report was released. Meese, a former U.S. Attorney General, says Robert Mueller should have made a decision on obstruction of justice by the president and that at least one of his attorneys was a “totally irresponsible, unprofessional, unscrupulous lawyer” whom “should not be in any part of the Department of Justice.” There’s much more in this penetrating analysis by one of our foremost Constitutional authorities.”
01/24/2019Episode 45: One Nation Ungovernable with Wayne Crews
By some estimates, the cost of government regulation in the U.S. exceeds $2 trillion. An amazing number. And while we’re paying a fortune for existing regulations, major new ones are coming out at the rate of 3,000 per year, so fast that the White House can only do a cost-benefit analysis on less than one half of one percent of them.
01/03/2019Episode 43: Trumponomics with Steve Moore
Ronald Reagan was a winner who believed in the boundless potential of America. Sound familiar? It’s one of the reasons Donald Trump is succeeding despite the relentless criticism. He “has a finger on the pulse of millions and millions and millions of Americans.” He beat 17 other candidates to get elected and then outsmarted Congress and his own advisers to get a much better tax bill. Learn how Trump gets what he wants on “The Bill Walton Show” with guest Steve Moore.
10/18/2018Episode 39: How to Restore Power to the American People with Peter Wallison
Since the days of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, progressives have kept claiming that government bureaucrats know better than the rest of us. But putting more power into the hands of administrative agencies instead of our elected representatives leads government by the people to the road to extinction. American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison and I explain why this is such a huge problem on my new podcast.
05/24/2018Episode 30: America’s Crumbling Highways with Bob Poole
Famed economist Milton Friedman called America’s highway system a “socialist enterprise” and he was right. America’s roads are in desperate need of repair and the federal government is clearly incapable of maintaining them efficiently. Drivers pay tens of billions of dollars in gasoline taxes every year and our infrastructure problems only seem to get worse.