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Looking for smart policy ideas for a growing world? Subscribe to the Mercatus Policy Download for all policy, no punditry, and a path forward. Looking to connect with a scholar you heard on the Download? Email Kate De Lanoy of our Media team at email@example.com.Here's to growth!
The Regulatory Transparency Project promotes a national conversation about the benefits and costs of federal, state, and local regulatory policies and explores areas for possible improvement.On RTP’s Fourth Lunch Podcast, leading experts discuss the pros and cons of government regulations and explain how they affect everyday life for Americans.
Rank #1: Deep Dive 41 – General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act.
This Deep Dive episode brings you the recording of the first panel from the Pepperdine Law Review's 2019 Symposium "Regulating Tech: Present Challenges and Possible Solutions".In this panel, the speakers discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation in both California and Europe on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.Featuring:- Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson College of Business- Matthew R. A. Heiman, Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Global Security, National Security Institute- Justin “Gus” Hurwitz, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program, Nebraska College of Law- Chris Riley, Director, Public Policy, Mozilla- [Moderator] Anna Hsia, Head of West Coast Office, ZwillGenVisit our website – RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.
Rank #2: Deep Dive 77 – Book Review: The Capitalism Paradox: How Cooperation Enables Free Market Competition.
In this episode, Paul Rubin, the world’s leading expert on cooperative capitalism, discusses his new book, The Capitalism Paradox: How Cooperation Enables Free Market Competition. Rubin explains how we should think about markets, economics, and business and makes a case that this book is an indispensable tool for understanding and communicating the vast benefits the free market bestows upon societies and individuals. Moderator Susan Dudley's review of the book may be read here.Featuring:- Prof. Paul H. Rubin, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics Emeritus, Emory University- Moderator: Prof. Susan Dudley, Director, GW Regulatory Studies Center & Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington UniversityVisit our website – www.RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.
The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements are to some extent open to conscious selection, as well as the appreciation that the type of arrangements that are selected within a society can influence significantly the economic, political, and moral character of that society.The Hayek Program Podcast is partially funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation on "Work, Self-governance, and the Challenge of Unsustainable Dependency." The Grant is for a three-year project to explore the themes of work and self-governance as well as the root causes and consequences of the modern shift toward a greater reliance on government efforts to solve collective challenges.
Rank #1: Michael Munger on the Future of the Sharing Economy and Universal Basic Income.
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we welcome our next keynote speaker from the Future of Work 2019 conference, Michael Munger, a professor of political science, economics, and public policy at Duke University. In his talk, he discusses the future of gigs and sharing in the economy and the role of storage could change. Additionally, he examines the messiness of economic revolutions and how a universal basic income could play a role in the next one.CC Music: Twisterium
Rank #2: A Conversation between Deirdre McCloskey and Don Boudreaux on 'Bourgeois Equality'.
Is our modern world the product of changing institutions or the result of shifting opinions about them? At a recent event hosted by the Hayek Program, Don Boudreaux and Deidre McCloskey explored this question in a fascinating discussion on the latest installment of Professor McCloskey’s Bourgeois Era Trilogy, 'Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World' (University of Chicago Press, 2016). This new volume challenges conventional wisdom about the causes of the wealth of nations and builds a powerful case for the initiating role of ideas – the liberal ideas of equal liberty and dignity for ordinary folk – in creating the Great Enrichment from 1800 to today.
The Foundation for Economic Education proudly presents our weekly show FEEcast, a lively and intelligent exploration of today’s most interesting stories and issues through the clarifying lens of economic thinking.
Rank #1: Peace, Love, and Cultural Appropriation.
McDonald’s in North Korea? Chinese dresses in Utah? Are such cross-cultural remixes cause for offense or celebration? Is militarism or trade the best answer to tyranny? Is cultural emulation a form of appropriation or appreciation? These questions and more are considered in this lively discussion with the whole FEEcast gang: Richard Lorenc, Brittany Hunter, Dan Sanchez, and Marianne March. Show Notes: McDonalds on streets of North Korea: Kim Jong-un wants USA to invest in Pyongyang Conscience on the Battlefield | Leonard E. Read Want Peace? Promote Free Trade | Julian Adorney In North Korea, Black Markets Are Saving Lives | Richard Mason Venezuela Proves There is No Political Freedom Without Economic Freedom Chinese prom dress draws rage, but Utah student said she meant no harm Cultural Appropriation Is Love | TJ Brown Cultural Appropriation Is Intellectual Property on Stilts | Pierre-Guy Veer How Motown Smashed the Cultural Border | Sean Malone What's Wrong With Wakanda?
Rank #2: Hurricane Economics.
Hurricane Florence was descending upon the US east coast as this FEEcast was recorded. The panel, along with guest Jon Miltimore, FEE.org’s managing editor, discuss the economics of hurricanes. It turns out economic laws still apply during natural disasters. The FEEcasters discuss the “Broken Window Fallacy,” the issue of “price gouging,” and more. Show Notes: Hurricanes Have No Silver Lining Hurricanes Don’t Blow Away Economic Law How Price Gouging Helped My Family During a Storm
Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.
Rank #1: 112 – Larry Ball on the Lehman Brothers Collapse and Its Role in the Great Recession.
Larry Ball is a professor and department chair of economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is published widely in the field of macroeconomics and joins the show today to discuss his new book, *The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Setting the Record Straight on a Financial Disaster* and its implications for potential future crises. David and Larry also dive deep into the events leading up to the Lehman collapse, the effects it had on the broader economy, and the lessons that can be learned from the fallout ten years later. Larry’s Johns Hopkins profile: http://econ.jhu.edu/directory/laurence-m-ball/ Larry’s NBER archive: http://www.nber.org/people/laurence_ball Related Links: *The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Setting the Record Straight on a Financial Disaster* by Laurence Ball https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/fed-and-lehman-brothers/14BE6C2AD579DC4782EC27F2A6AF2FA6 David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth
Rank #2: RE-AIR - Kevin Erdmann on Housing Shortages and Their Role in the Great Recession.
Kevin Erdmann is an independent researcher and blogger at Idiosyncratic Whisk, where he explores economic and financial topics such as housing, investment, and speculation. He is also the author of an upcoming book titled, *Shut Out: How a Housing Shortage Caused the Great Recession and Crippled Our Economy*, and he joins the show today to discuss it. David and Kevin also break down the housing shortage problem, as they explore how the limited supply of housing in close access cities may have helped fuel the Great Recession. NOTE: Although stated in the episode, Kevin's book was renamed to Shut Out. Locked Out was simply the working title at the time of the recording. Link to the book: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538122150/Shut-Out-How-a-Housing-Shortage-Caused-the-Great-Recession-and-Crippled-Our-Economy Discount code: 4S18MERC30 Transcript for the episode: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/01282019/were-we-all-wrong-about-great-recession Kevin’s Twitter: @KAErdmann Kevin’s blog: http://idiosyncraticwhisk.blogspot.com/ Related Links: *A Slide Deck on the Bubble and Crisis* by Kevin Erdmann http://idiosyncraticwhisk.blogspot.com/p/a-slide-deck-on-bubble-and-crisis.html *Housing: Part 238 – Home Price Changes Over Time* by Kevin Erdmann http://idiosyncraticwhisk.blogspot.com/2017/06/housing-part-238-home-price-changes.html *Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth* by Enrico Moretti & Chang-Tai Hsieh https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1045&context=housing_law_and_policy David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth
Hosted by David Wright, an actuary and managing director of Beach, a global reinsurance intermediary. Not Unreasonable brings you interviews covering management, analytics, sales and economics interpreted through David's insurance and reinsurance background. Subscribe in iTunes, stitcher, or by rss feed. Sign up for my newsletter here and also see us on youtube!
Rank #1: Managing Hedge Funds, Insurers and Reinsurers with Todd Hart.
Todd has had the following jobs: political campaigner, investment banker, hedge fund trader, hedge fund portfolio manager, private equity investor, reinsurance company CEO, insurance company CEO and stay at home dad. I've known Todd for many years and have always admired his level-headed attitude towards complicated problems and what otherwise might be very difficult situations.You can be smart and hard working, and Todd is both those things, but to me is he is more of a model for *how* to be smart and hard working. In the interview I want you to listen for evidence in the more universal qualities that set Todd apart: curiosity, optimism and a fundamental decency especially towards people that work for him and with him. Sign up for the mailing list at notunreasonable.com/signup. See older show notes at notunreasonable.com/podcast.
Rank #2: Mango and Mosher on Actuarial Innovation.
My guests for this episode are Don Mango Global Head of Actuarial Pricing and Modeling at Everest Insurance, Two-term Casualty Actuarial Society Board Member and former CAS Vice President of Research and Development and Matt Mosher, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of A.M. Best Rating Services, responsible for rating operations globally.For these heavyweight guests we tackle a heavyweight issue: are actuaries innovating enough? How would we innovate more?We discuss:whether innovation is greater in pricing or reserving, whether risk classification is the seat of all innovation, how AM Best sees its role in innovation, the impact of driverless cars on insurance innovation (the answer might surprise you!), what happened in the UK? how should the formal Standards of Practice influence the identity of actuaries and innovation in the field. And much more!See episode details and links at notunreasonable.com/podcast
The Neoliberal Podcast dives into the deep end of policy, politics and identity and hosts the economists, academics, industry leaders, politicians whose ideas are shaping society.
Rank #1: Chief Neoliberal Shill ft. Matt Yglesias.
In this episode, Vox.com founder and Neoliberal Shill Bracket champion Matt Yglesias joins the show to talk shop on Vox, modern neoliberalism, effective shilling, and the current political moment. This podcast is possible because of our supporters on Patreon. Patrons get access to exclusive bonus episodes, newsletters, neoliberal swag and community features. If you enjoy the content please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/neoliberalproject.
Rank #2: A Social Wealth Fund for America ft. Matt Bruenig.
Matt Bruenig comes on the podcast to discuss the intricacies of a social wealth fund for America.
The Niskanen Center’s The Science of Politics podcast features up-and-coming researchers delivering fresh insights on the big trends driving American politics today. Get beyond punditry to data-driven understanding of today’s Washington with host and political scientist Matt Grossmann. Each 30-45-minute episode covers two new cutting-edge studies and interviews two researchers.
Rank #1: Polarized Opinion on Climate Change and Messages that Move Conservatives.
Despite increasing scientific consensus on human-caused climate change, the parties are growing increasingly divided. Matt Grossmann talks to Megan Mulling about new research on climate polarization, the factors that influence climate opinion, and how to manage the partisan divide. He also talks to Graham Dixon about a new experiment showing that highlighting free-market ideas alleviates conservative skepticism about climate change. The new research suggests we should skip the science debate and go right to the policy debate.Photo Credit: https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-holding-banner-2561628/
Rank #2: Do Early Primary States Still Pick Presidents?.
Although the 2020 presidential candidates are investing huge shares of their time and resources in Iowa and New Hampshire, new research suggests early-state momentum may not matter much in our nationalized presidential race. John Sides finds that Donald Trump dominated media coverage well before election results in 2016, crowding out his opponents. Marc Trussler finds that state election victories didn’t seem to cause bigger-than-normal shifts in polls in 2016, with any campaign day just as likely to see an influential media event. Momentum may be dying with the growth of pre-primary media coverage and an earlier cementing of candidate coalitions.Photo credit: Excel23 under CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 Internationalhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PeteButtigieg2020SBI.jpg
Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss major legal and policy issues and debate points of disagreement between their libertarian and conservative perspectives.
Rank #1: Constitutional Conflicts With Congress and the Supreme Court.
In Georgia and Alabama, state legislatures have enacted laws on abortion, perhaps teeing up new legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade precedent. Meanwhile, in Washington, the House Democrats’ subpoenas to President Trump’s former White House Counsel and to his longtime accountants are sparking debates and litigation over the scope of Congress’s investigative powers and the options for presidential immunity against such investigations. Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss these political and legal conflicts. You can rate, review, subscribe, and download the podcast on the following platforms:Podbean | Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Overcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS
Rank #2: The Barr Hearings and the Further Decline of Congress.
Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the decline of Congress as a constitutional institution, as exemplified by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Attorney General Barr—and the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing without him.
This audio broadcast series provides commentary by authors and others on important new books and works of legal scholarship. As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker. We hope these broadcasts, like all of our programming, will serve to stimulate discussion and further exchange on the topics they address.
Rank #1: First Amendment Institutions - Faculty Book Podcast.
First Amendment Institutions proposes a new approach to enforcing First Amendment laws by arguing that institutions who exercise First Amendment freedoms should have more autonomy to regulate their own affairs, as the courts and a “top-down rules” approach insufficiently account for the complexity of real-world situations. Author Paul Horwitz suggests that such an approach would enhance these institutions’ role in social and political life, thus making the state a part of our social framework as opposed to an overbearing sovereign. -- Horwitz, the Gordon Rosen Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, is joined by critical commenter Marc DeGirolami, Associate Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, to discuss the book.
Rank #2: Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America - Faculty Book Podcast.
Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America? tells the story of the six-year courtroom battle that culminated in the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, invalidating a law banning handgun possession in Washington, DC. In the book, author Adam Winkler gives a historical overview of the battle between gun rights and gun control advocates, and brings to light what he argues are the often misunderstood legal and historical issues central to history of guns in America. -- Winkler, a Professor at the UCLA School of Law, is joined by Nelson Lund, the Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment at George Mason University School of Law, to discuss the book.
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Rank #1: The Conservative Imagination of Russell Kirk: A Conversation with Brad Birzer.
Brad Birzer comes to Liberty Law Talk to discuss his upcoming biography of Russell Kirk entitled Russell Kirk: American Conservative. Our discussion focuses on the nature of Kirk’s conservatism and his place on the American Right. For example, many have…
Rank #2: Robin Harris Discusses the Rise, Fall, and Legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher’s death one year ago sparked much commentary either critical or adulatory. You were certainly hard-pressed to find balanced commentary on her legacy unless you were reading Theodore Dalrymple’s thoughtful assessment on this site (his latest on Thatcher is …
Join host Dr. Anthony Comegna on a series of libertarian explorations into the past. Liberty Chronicles combines innovative libertarian thinking about history with specialist interviews, primary and secondary sources, and answers to listener questions.
Rank #1: Ep. 76: Libertarian Anti-Capitalism, with Kevin Carson.
One of the biggest drawbacks of thinking in “vulgar libertarian” fashion is that you forget that there were ever alternatives available to people, that the way that we live now or the way we’re used to living is the only way that was ever reasonable or good. The rise of the modern state marks a time in history when authorities began to and continue to control more about people’s lives. The modern state also intrudes on people’s lives in a fashion that is so much greater than before. With that being said, we are still hesitant to look at other society organizational possibilities even though the modern state continues to control us more than most would prefer. Kevin Carson joins us to discuss the depths of capitalism and if the possibility for a post-capitalism world exists. What is the definition of capitalism? What is the history of the word “capitalism”? Who were the Boston Anarchists? What is “vulgar libertarianism”? Are there alternative social structures that we do not acknowledge because we are stubborn and stuck in our ways? Is post-capitalism occurring?Further Reading:Center for a Stateless Society websiteMutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism, by Kevin CarsonRelated Content:Why Not Capitalism?, Free Thoughts PodcastWhy Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?, Free Thoughts PodcastThe Corporation Problem with Gary Chartier, Liberty Chronicles Podcast
Rank #2: Ep. 03: The Liberal and Marxist Theories of History.
We overview Marxism and classical liberalism so we can get a very full picture of what produces, change over time.Further Readings/References:On Marxism, see: Marx, Karl. “A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy” (1859) from Lewis S. Feuer, ed. Marx and Engels: Basic Writings on Politics and Philosophy (Garden City, NY: Anchor. 1959)On Classical Liberalism: The collected works of William Leggett are available here:https://archive.org/details/collectionofpoliwla01legghttps://archive.org/details/collectionofpolilg02legg
AEI hosts over 200 events each year with leading thinkers, politicians, newsmakers, and scholars. Listen each week to the full conversations, debates, and speeches hosted by AEI scholars.
Rank #1: The Report Card with Nat Malkus: What does it take to turn around low performing schools? (With Deven Carlson and Michael Sonbert) - The AEI Events Podcast.
In many schools across the country, students are underperforming. But what can we do about it? In this episode of “The Report with Nat Malkus,” on the AEI Education Podcast, host Nat Malkus discusses lessons learned from the Obama Administration’s School Improvement Grants with Deven Carlson, and an effort to train school leaders to improve student outcomes with Michael Sonbert. Related: School Improvement Grants in Ohio: Effects on Student Achievement and School Administration | Deven Carlson and Stéphane Lavertu | January 2018 Skyrocket Educator Training Subscribe to “The Report Card with Nat Malkus” on the Podcast Channel on Apple Podcasts.
Rank #2: Madison, Hamilton, and the struggle to create a national republic - The AEI Events Podcast.
AEI Madison, Hamilton, and the struggle to create a national republic On this episode of the "AEI Events Podcast," AEI’s Jay Cost discusses his new book, “The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy” (Basic Books, 2018). Madison, Hamilton, and the struggle to create a national republic AEI Events Podcast
Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economics and political science of current events.
Rank #1: The Minimum Wage Conspiracy.
This week, James & Antony tackle minimum wage laws and present some hard facts that might surprise a lot of people. See below for links to all the data and ideas they're talking about in this episode. Raw Data: http://www.governing.com/gov-data/economy-finance/youth-employment-unemployment-rate-data-by-state.html https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat08.htm http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2016/home.htm Research: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/001979399204600105 https://www.mercatus.org/system/files/Davies-minimum-wage-PIC.pdf http://jhr.uwpress.org/content/XXXIX/2/425.short http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00197939140670S307 https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=CC_FCgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=%22minimum+wage%22&ots=bMKtfq8dOr&sig=acUFMHlHCDLr2Jo5F6scbDXX4-A#v=onepage&q=%22minimum%20wage%22&f=false Op-Eds: https://fee.org/articles/the-minimum-wage-conspiracy/ https://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/10/21/raising-the-minimum-wage-kills-jobs-for-low-skill-workers http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/for-the-maximally-vulnerable-the-minimum-wage-is-always_us_58eea085e4b04cae050dc45d http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentary/7003069-74/federal-wage-workers http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentary/10183883-74/wage-minimum-workers http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/20170409_Minimum-wage_hikes_a_way_to_buying_union_votes.html http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2015/06/03/what_a_pittsburgh_college_could_teach_seattle_los_angeles__chicago_101690.html Related Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct1Moeaa-W8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQUdnnGLVJk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAwf-JdIr0o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aCpaON5NyE
Rank #2: Even Economists Can’t Do Their Own Taxes.
In honor of Tax Day, Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan talk about the absurdity of the US tax code. If your tax situation is more complicated or more uncomfortable than you like dealing with, you can pay another human being to do your taxes so you don’t have to. There are dependents, mortgages, deductions from energy-efficient household additions, charity, student loan interest ... even with a Ph.D. in economics, it’s hard to understand!
Banter is AEI’s weekly podcast series, where hosts Matt Winesett and Max Frost interview leading thinkers and political commentators on a wide range of policy topics. True to its name, Banter keeps the conversation fun, entertaining, and interesting for anyone with an interest politics and policy.
Rank #1: Alex Berenson on ‘Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence’.
Recent years have seen more and more states lift their bans on cannabis use, and the trend shows no signs of stopping. But perhaps a new book could at least slow things down. In “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” Alex Berenson draws attention to the drug’s largely ignored downsides and reveals the hard truths many would-be legalizers would prefer to ignore. On this episode, we ask him about his findings, challenge him on some of his arguments, and discuss how marijuana regulations are likely to evolve going forward. Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter and award-winning novelist. “Tell Your Children” is his second nonfiction book. You can subscribe to Banter on iTunes, Stitcher, or the podcast player of your choice, and archived episodes can be found at www.aei.org/feature/banter. This is Banter episode #371. Related reading: “Tell Your Children” Alex at AEI Alex Berenson’s website Alex on the Joe Rogan Experience The post Alex Berenson on ‘Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence’ appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI.
Rank #2: Are you about to be automated out of a job? A conversation with Brent Orrell.
Axios kicked off 2019 with a headline proclaiming: “AI expert warns automation could take 40% of jobs by 2035.” This is the baseline consensus according to Axios future editor Steve LeVine. But is it accurate? And if it is, how can workers and students today prepare? To answer these questions, and many more, we interviewed Brent Orrell. Brent Orrell is a resident fellow at AEI, where he works on retraining programs for individuals without college degrees and reentry programs for former prisoners. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the legislative and executive branches of the US government. You can subscribe to Banter on iTunes, Stitcher, or the podcast player of your choice, and archived episodes can be found at www.aei.org/feature/banter. This is Banter episode #370. Related reading: STEM without fruit: How noncognitive skills improve workforce development The Atlantic’s coverage of “Range” by David Epstein Gretzky’s puck: A human capital strategy for the 21st century The post Are you about to be automated out of a job? A conversation with Brent Orrell appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI.
Building Tomorrow explores the ways technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are creating a freer, wealthier, and more peaceful world.
Rank #1: A Libertarian Approach to the Green New Deal.
Join Paul, Joe Verruni, and Peter Van Doren as they discuss why the Green New Deal is neither particularly “green,” all that “new,” nor all that great of a “deal.” However, there is a libertarian response to the Green New Deal that doesn’t just consist of “bah humbug.” There are market-based solutions that can more effectively and sustainably address carbon emissions and other environmental pollution. To illustrate that point, the hosts discuss fascinating new applications of energy storage tech that attempt to solve the “duck curve” problem limiting the adoption of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.Should we be concerned when both political parties agree? How should libertarians think about the Green New Deal? What is the goal of the Green New Deal? How can we change emitting behavior through mechanisms other than those proposed in the Green New Deal? Will the Green New Deal take away your car (or your cows) entirely?Further Reading:The Impossible Green Dream of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, written by Michael GrunwaldThe New York Times is trying hard to clean up after AOC’s Green New Deal Mess, written by Becket AdamsThe ‘Duck Curve’ Is Solar Energy’s Greatest ChallengeRelated Content:Did Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Really Save America?, Free Thoughts PodcastThe End of Doom, Free Thoughts Podcast
Rank #2: Who Wants to Retire a Millionaire?.
Most Americans, including working class Americans, could retire millionaires…if we fixed Social Security. Instead, we are facing a financial crisis when Social Security runs out of money in the mid-2030s and are forced to decided between massive tax increases or major benefit cuts. There is a country that’s a peak into our possible future if we start making smarter choices. Australia enacted major reforms to their retirement system in the 1990s that are just starting to bear fruit. Their superannuation system, though flawed in some ways, shows just how much better a market-based system of individual accounts would be for retirees.What is the Social Security Trust Fund? When is Social Security suppose to run out? When did we attempt to fix our Social Security problem? What is superannuation?Further Reading:Millennials and Super: The Case for Voluntary Superannuation, written by Simon CowanSocial Security Is Running Dry, And There’s Only One Politically Viable Option To Save It, written by Patrick W. WatsonFixing Social Security, Commentary from Michael TannerRelated Content:Social Security vs. Private Retirement, Antony DaviesBringing Wealth to the Poor (with Michael Tanner), Free Thoughts PodcastAmerica’s Middle Class Gets More Welfare Than the Poor, written by Michael Tanner