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October 20, 2015
In this episode, I interview Manhattan Institute fellow Jared Meyer on the ride-sharing company Uber. Topics covered include: How Uber is creating opportunity for drivers and passengers, whether there is any merit to the criticisms of Uber and what Uber can teach us about how to fight for limited government.
October 13, 2015
In this episode, I interview Margaret Malewski, the executive director of STRIVE Clubs, a nationwide student organization inspired by Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Topics covered include STRIVE's mission and its upcoming conference on the morality of value creation and trade.
October 6, 2015
In this episode, my colleague Amanda Maxham sits in as guest host, as we discuss my recent article, co-authored with Yaron Brook, “Turning the Tables on the Inequality Alarmists.”
September 29, 2015
In this episode, the third of a three-part interview, I talk to ARI's executive director Yaron Brook about the financial industry — one of the chief targets of the attacks on economic inequality.
September 22, 2015
In this episode, the second of a three-part interview, I talk to ARI's executive director Yaron Brook about the financial industry — one of the chief targets of the attacks on economic inequality.
September 15, 2015
In this episode, the first of a three-part interview, I talk to ARI's executive director Yaron Brook about the financial industry — one of the chief targets of the attacks on economic inequality.
September 1, 2015
I interview R.J. Renza Jr., author of How Are You Not Angry Yet? How Social Security is Destroying the Futures, Finances and Hopes of Generations X, Y and Z and How We Can Put an End To It, on the vital need to end Social Security.
August 25, 2015
In this episode, I interview Lawrence W. Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, on his new book Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism.
August 18, 2015
In this episode, I interview Walter Williams, George Mason University economist and nationally syndicated columnist, on his new book American Contempt for Liberty.
August 11, 2015
In this episode, I interview ARI distinguished fellow Peter Schwartz on paternalism, altruism, and the welfare state.
August 4, 2015
In this episode, I interview Peter Ferrara, senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute, on how to address the entitlement crisis.
July 28, 2015
In this episode, I interview John Tamny, editor of RealClearMarkets, on his new book Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics.
July 21, 2015
In this episode, I interview Jared Meyer, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and co-author of Dishinhereted: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young on how the regulatory-welfare state is harming younger Americans.
April 28, 2015
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Claremont Review of Books senior editor William Voegeli on his recent book The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion.
February 17, 2015
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Steven Horwitz, Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University, on his new paper “Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America.”
February 10, 2015
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Phillip Magness, a policy historian and Academic Program Director at the Institute for Humane Studies, on the empirical problems with Thomas Piketty's book on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
January 6, 2015
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Cato senior fellow Daniel J. Mitchell on the OECD's study claiming that inequality harms economic growth, and that redistributive policies to fight inequality don't.
December 26, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on the demands by fast food workers for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
December 16, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Steve Simpson, director of legal studies at the Ayn Rand Institute, on inequality, democracy, and money in politics.
December 9, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, on taxes.
December 3, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Scott Winship, Manhattan Institute scholar, on inequality and economic growth.
November 25, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview John Cochrane on the campaign to limit economic inequality.
October 29, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, you'll hear my recent talk “End the Debt Draft: How the Welfare State Is Exploiting Millennials.” I also explain why we've missed a few episodes and when we'll return to our regular schedule.
October 7, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In past interviews, we have talked to experts on the research concerning inequality. In this episode, I interview statistician Phil Birnbaum on how to interpret the economic inequality statistics we hear reported in the news each day.
September 30, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Max Borders, editor of The Freeman and author of Superwealth, on entrepreneurship and inequality.
September 23, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Romina Boccia, the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, on Social Security and how it affects Millennials.
September 16, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Dr. Gregory Salmieri, professor of philosophy at Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology, on the subject of justice.
September 9, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist George Will on American Progressivism.
September 2, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview ARI senior fellow and chief content officer Onkar Ghate on how the concept of individual rights can and should guide our thinking about political issues, including the welfare state.
August 26, 2014
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Cato senior fellow Jagadeesh Gokhale on America's entitlement-fueled debt problem.
August 19, 2014
In this episode, I interview Manhattan Institute fellow Scott Winship on economic inequality, mobility, and the American Dream.
August 12, 2014
In this episode, I interview Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, about the cause of the Depression and how it made possible the creation of the American welfare state.
August 5, 2014
In this episode, I interview Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics at UCLA, on the state of the economy.
July 29, 2014
In this episode, I interview Sylvester Schieber, author of The Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System.
July 22, 2014
In this episode, I interview Tara Smith, a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas, and author of Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist, on the question: What is happiness and does the welfare state help or hinder our pursuit of happiness?
July 15, 2014
In this episode of The Debt Dialogues, I interview Ayn Rand Institute president Yaron Brook on Thomas Piketty and the debate over inequality.
July 8, 2014
In this episode of The Debt Dialogues, I contrast my own approach to the welfare state crisis with those who label it “generational theft,” and discuss why no one — not even the elderly — benefit from the welfare state.
June 24, 2014
In this episode of The Debt Dialogues, I interview American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray about moral virtue, the pursuit of happiness, and the effect of the welfare state on human flourishing.
June 17, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I interview FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe about how the welfare state is drafting young Americans into debt, and how they can effectively fight against it.
June 10, 2014
In this episode of The Debt Dialogues, I interview the Cato Institute's director of health policy studies, Michael Cannon, on Obamacare and its effects on young Americans.
June 3, 2014
In this episode of The Debt Dialogues, I interview Claremont Review of Books senior editor William Voegeli on the question: “Why do people support the welfare state?”
May 27, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I debate Butler University professor of philosophy Harry van der Linden on the morality of the welfare state.
May 21, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I interview ARI distinguished fellow Peter Schwartz on the morality of altruism. Topics include the meaning of altruism, common misunderstandings about altruism, and how altruism leads people to support the welfare state.
May 14, 2014
In this episode the Debt Dialogues, I talked to National Center for Policy Analysis president John C. Goodman about Medicare. Topics include the origins of Medicare, its costs, and proposed reforms.
May 6, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I talk to Ayn Rand Institute executive director Yaron Brook about the moral alternative to the welfare state: laissez-faire capitalism. Topics include how the welfare state harms recipients, why capitalism leads to prosperity and human flourishing, and Ayn Rand's unique contribution to capitalist thought.
April 29, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I talk with philosopher Harry Binswanger about inequality, the motive behind egalitarianism, and why opponents of the welfare state should reject the idea of “equality of opportunity.”
April 22, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I talk with Cato Senior Fellow Daniel J. Mitchell about how the welfare state undermines prosperity and economic growth.
April 15, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I talk to Hope about her experiences as a single mother on welfare, why she left the welfare rolls, and the benefits of self-reliance.
April 8, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I discuss the history of America before and after the welfare state. Special thanks to my friend Adam Edmonsond for guest hosting.
April 2, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I talk to my colleague Onkar Ghate about the morality of the welfare state. Onkar is a senior fellow and chief content officer at the Ayn Rand Institute.
March 26, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I talk with John Cochrane, the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, about how government intervention harms the health care industry and about how a free market would liberate it.
March 19, 2014
In this episode of the Debt Dialogues, I talk with Charles Blahous, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a public trustee for Social Security and Medicare, about the Social Security program — and how it will affect young Americans in the years ahead.
March 12, 2014
When it comes to the welfare state, the most expensive programs are not those that redistribute wealth from the rich and middle class to the poor, but those that redistribute wealth from working Americans to the elderly. The average college graduate, for instance, starts out making about $45,000 — and has to hand over almost $7,000 a year to fund Social Security and Medicare Part A. That's more than enough to make the monthly payments on a new car.   But that's nothing compared to what's on the horizon. As old-age benefits increase, and as the Baby Boomers retire, the cost of old-age benefits will skyrocket — and with it, the government's debt. It's going to be a disaster for our country unless we do something to stop it.   In this new weekly podcast series, “The Debt Dialogues,” I'm going to be talking to a diverse range of guests about the welfare state crisis and what to do about it.   My first guest is Laurence J. Kotlikoff, a Boston University economist who specializes in generational economics. In this podcast, we discuss the welfare state crisis, its magnitude, and possible solutions.
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