RealClear Radio Hour – State Fiscal Breakdown

27 Jun

image

State Fiscal Breakdown

June 25, 2016

Eileen Norcross, Director of the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses her 2016 report ranking states’ fiscal solvency. Norcross points to Puerto Rico, Connecticut, and Illinois as cautionary tales and blames profligate state governments for mismanaging debt and unfunded pension liabilities.

Eileen Norcross

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD from iTunes (as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

RealClear Radio Hour – Innovation Economy

26 Jun

image

Innovation Economy

June 25, 2016

Garrett Johnson, co-founder of SendHub and the Lincoln Initiative, shares how he and his colleagues work with the tech community to “lobby for the future,” fighting against regulatory and licensing barriers that threaten to block next generation Uber-style breakthroughs.

Garrett Johnson

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD from iTunes (as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

20 Jun

image

Majesty in Math

June 18, 2016

Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, author of My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count, and associate producer and consultant for the film The Man Who Knew Infinity, shares how Srinivasa Ramanujan inspired him personally and professionally. In his honor, Ono has launched a program to discover and foster future math prodigies with The Spirit of Ramanujan talent initiative.

Ken Ono

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD from iTunes (as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

RealClear Radio Hour – Unconventional Optimist

19 Jun

image

Unconventional Optimist

June 18, 2016

Kevin Kelly, co-founder and Senior Maverick of Wired magazine and author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, dares us to trust technology as the answer to a wide variety of questions. Kelly explores how our growing technology-empowered nexus—which he likens to an intelligent “super organism”— will inherently solve humanity’s challenges of the past and future. (Photo by: Christopher Michel)

kevin kelly

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD from iTunes (as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

RealClear Radio Hour – Capitalist Tools

13 Jun

image

Capitalist Tools

June 11, 2016

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, discusses common sense reform proposals laid out in his new book looking to pull America out of its economic rut by encouraging growth and innovation.

Steve Forbes

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD from iTunes (as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

RealClear Radio Hour – Reframing Income Inequality

12 Jun

image

Reframing Income Inequality

June 11, 2016

Ryan Young, CEI fellow and co-author of two new major studies—“People Not Ratios: Why the Debate over Income Inequality Asks the Wrong Questions” and “The Rising Tide: Answering the Right Questions in the Inequality Debate”—draws the crucial distinction between absolute and relative poverty and celebrates market economies as the greatest poverty reducer in history. Young encourages anti-poverty advocates to seek to raise the economic floor rather than lower the ceiling by expanding opportunity. He touts reforms like ending restrictive occupational licensing in order to foster sustainable economic development.

Ryan Young

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD from iTunes (as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

RealClear Radio Hour – Wizard of Economics

11 Jun

image

Wizard of Economics

June 11, 2016

Dr. Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science and winner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 2016 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award, carries on Simon’s legacy—celebrating people and freedom as the ultimate resources. Yandle describes the current macroeconomic scene—defined by slow growth, sliding into global currency and trade wars—and challenges us to correct course. The father of the “Bootleggers and Baptists” theory, he recounts the latest case with big tobacco, state governments, and health advocates looking to quash e-cigarettes.

Bruce Yandle

LISTEN (full-length interview)
DOWNLOAD from iTunes (as aired)
WATCH (on YouTube)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 220 other followers