CRASH, BOOM, POP! Debunking Economics the Fun Way

Synopsis [View Crash, Boom, Pop! here.] Economics is full of BS — but there is an alternative. Bank bailouts, quantitative easing, housing bubbles, austerity, etc. – are all economic policies putting most of us in the poorhouse. You can fight back…but how? Knowledge is power! This series is all about … Read More

The Value of Economic Pluralism: A Talk with Professor John Harvey

John T. Harvey has been a Professor of Economics at Texas Christian University since 1987, after earning his Ph.D. in Economics that year from the University of Tennessee. He specializes in international economics (particularly exchange rates), macroeconomics, history of economics, and contemporary schools of thought. Dr. Harvey’s work combines analyses … Read More

A Chat with Dr. Mark Thornton, Austrian Economist

Dr. Mark Thornton is Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He serves as the Book Review Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. His publications include The Economics of Prohibition (1991), Tariffs, Blockades, and  Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (2004), The Quotable Mises (2005),The Bastiat Collection (2007), An Essay on Economic Theory (2010), and The Bastiat Reader (2014).  Dr. Thornton served as the editor of … Read More

Strange Economic Creatures: Dan Sullivan, Georgist

Dan Sullivan is the director of Saving Communities and president of the Council of Georgist Organizations. For over 35 years he has been making presentations around the world on both the theory and practical applications of Georgism, has been instrumental in winning shifts to land value tax in Pittsburgh and … Read More

Strange Economic Creatures: Dr. Fred Foldvary, Geo-Austrian

This is the man who correctly predicted the nature and year of the monumental crash of 2008… back in 1997. Fred E. Foldvary received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has taught economics … Read More

Strange Economic Creatures: Dr. Louis-Philippe Rochon, Post-Keynesian

Louis-Philippe Rochon is an Associate Professor of Economics, at Laurentian University, in Canada, where he is Director of the International Economic Policy Institute.  He is the founding co-editor of the Review of Keynesian Economics, and co-diretor of New Directions in Post-Keynesian Economics, a book series at Edward Elgar.  He is … Read More

Strange Economic Creatures: Nate Blair, Georgist

We discuss the economist Henry George in this episode. I used the phrase “strange economic creatures” while interviewing Dr. Rochon. It seems like a fitting title for this series. Nate, though he had heroically battled food poisoning by bad pupasa the night before, still mustered the strength to talk about … Read More