All posts tagged "economics"

  • Basic Income: Better Than Welfare?

    Two economists debate whether a universal basic income would be an improvement over the current welfare system. Bryan Caplan, PhD George Mason University Bryan Caplan is a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center and a professor of...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • Trump tax plan, the budget showdown, and Trump’s first 100 days

    This week on The Square Circle, we discuss these issues: President Trump released his long-awaited tax proposal this week. What will it do to the economy? President Trump this week was forced to abandon his demand for...

    • Posted April 28, 2017
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  • Payday Lenders: Heroes or Villains?

    Are payday lenders harmful to the economy? Two experts debate the issue. Thaya Brook Knight Cato Institute Thaya Brook Knight is associate director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute. Before joining Cato, she co-founded and...

    • Posted September 2, 2016
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  • Milwaukee, Trump shakeup, Obamacare

    This week on The Square Circle, we discuss the violence in Milwaukee, the shakeup in the Trump campaign, and Aetna pulling out of Obamacare. Economic policy expert Angela Hanks, financial policy advocate Kyle Hauptman, and Cathy Reisenwitz...

    • Posted August 18, 2016
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  • Subsidizing Culture: Taxpayer Enrichment of the Creative Class

    James T. Bennett discusses his new book Subsidizing Culture: Taxpayer Enrichment of the Creative Class with James Leach, former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities. James T. Bennett, PhD George Mason University James T. Bennett, PhD,...

    • Posted July 5, 2016
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  • People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

    Robert McChesney discusses his new book People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy with Berin Szoka of TechFreedom. Robert McChesney University of Illinois Robert McChesney is Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department...

    • Posted July 5, 2016
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    Trump’s comments, jobs report, rape judge

    This week on The Square Circle, we'll discuss Donald Trump's controversial comments on a federal judge, the disappointing jobs report, and the Stanford rape case judge facing a recall effort. Financial policy advocate Kyle Hauptman, Leif Larson...

    • Posted June 9, 2016
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  • Lynn Kahn vs. SKC Moyowasifza-Curry: Presidential Debate Series

    Independent candidate Lynn Kahn, PhD, debates SKC Moyowasifza-Curry as part of's Presidential Debate Series. Ayaape Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry Green Party Ayaape Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry was the Green Party vice presidential candidate in 2008. She holds...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Income Inequality: Equal Is Unfair

    Don Watkins of the Ayn Rand Institute discusses his new book Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality with welfare researcher Matthew Bruenig. Don Watkins Ayn Rand Institute Don Watkins is a fellow at the Ayn...

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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    Panama Papers, minimum wage, religious liberty bills

    This week on The Square Circle, we tackle the Panama Papers, California and New York raising their minimum wages, and the recent religious liberty bills. Gregory Clay of, George Dosoglu of, and political correspondent for...

    • Posted April 7, 2016
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