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Hard-headed economic analysis applied to important economic, social, and environmental issues.

Economics Explored Gene Tunny

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

Hard-headed economic analysis applied to important economic, social, and environmental issues.

    The Tax Guru the WSJ says has Wall Street’s “Strangest Hustle”: w/ Andy Lee, Parallaxes Capital - EP237

    The Tax Guru the WSJ says has Wall Street’s “Strangest Hustle”: w/ Andy Lee, Parallaxes Capital - EP237

    According to the Wall Street Journal, this episode’s guest, Andy Lee, is “The Tax Whiz With the Strangest Hustle on Wall Street”. He’s the founder and CIO of Parallaxes Capital, and he joins us to talk about tax receivable agreements (TRAs). Andy explained what TRAs are, how they come about for companies going public such as Shake Shack in 2015, and why he’s investing in them.

    • 39 min
    Housing Crisis and Immigration: Australia's Tough Choices w/ John August - EP236

    Housing Crisis and Immigration: Australia's Tough Choices w/ John August - EP236

    This episode of Economics Explored features a deep dive into the ongoing housing crisis in Australia with John August, a Pirate Party of Australia official and Sydney radio host. Gene and John discuss the significant influence of immigration rates and building restrictions on housing availability and prices. They also consider potential policy solutions to ensure more equitable housing access, including developing a charter city named Turing.

    • 58 min
    Is Uncle Sam Running a Ponzi Scheme with the National Debt? w/ Dr Dan Mitchell - EP235

    Is Uncle Sam Running a Ponzi Scheme with the National Debt? w/ Dr Dan Mitchell - EP235

    In this episode, show host Gene Tunny engages with Dr Dan Mitchell in a frank discussion about the US’s looming debt crisis. The conversation covers Dan’s new book, co-authored with Les Rubin, The Greatest Ponzi Scheme on Earth: How the US Can Avoid Economic Collapse. In the episode, Dan talks about the unsustainable trajectory of federal debt, the consequences of government overspending, and the tough choices needed to avert economic disaster. Hear how Dan reacts to the Modern Monetary Theory view that debt and deficits aren’t a problem.

    • 48 min
    What’s the Future for Charter Cities after the Honduran ZEDE controversy? w/ Jeffrey Mason, Charter Cities Institute - EP234

    What’s the Future for Charter Cities after the Honduran ZEDE controversy? w/ Jeffrey Mason, Charter Cities Institute - EP234

    In this episode, we delve into the controversy surrounding the Prospera charter city in Honduras, which has embraced libertarian principles and adopted Bitcoin as legal tender and a unit of account. The city is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the Honduran government. Gene asks Jeffrey Mason, from Charter Cities Institute, what it all means for the future of charter cities. Jeffrey provides some good examples of how charter cities still have a lot of potential, and he talks about projects CCI is involved in in Africa, particularly in Zanzibar. Tune in to gain insights into the intersection of governance, economics, and innovation in the context of charter cities.

    • 44 min
    America’s Retirement Crisis: The Pressing Need to Address Social Security's Financial Woes - EP233

    America’s Retirement Crisis: The Pressing Need to Address Social Security's Financial Woes - EP233

    Michael Johnston, CFA of WealthChannel and show host Gene Tunny dissect the pressing issues facing the US Social Security system. Amid predictions of future insolvency, they discuss the demographic trends, financial realities, and policy adjustments needed to safeguard retirement incomes for future generations.

    • 55 min
    Unlocking the Financial Black Box: Transforming Business Efficiency w/ Andrew Walker - EP232

    Unlocking the Financial Black Box: Transforming Business Efficiency w/ Andrew Walker - EP232

    This episode explores the crucial role of efficient financial management in driving business performance and productivity. Guest Andrew Walker, a seasoned financial consultant, shares his extensive experience advising businesses on utilizing data for improved cash flow and strategic decisions. Walker emphasizes the transformation from traditional bookkeeping to strategic financial planning as businesses scale.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Doyenesque ,

Economics of the real world

The topics Gene addresses are typically those I wish journalists could explore. The podcast addresses present and real societal topics and not just abstract economic concepts. A discussion with guests that not only outlines a topic, but also explains the drivers. Gene ensures guests explain what they mean when they use economics jargon or acronyms. As someone who hasn’t studied economics it allows me to keep up.

HollyBrissie ,

The economics in our everyday lives!

Gene is a brilliant, published writer and expert in his field of economics. These podcasts are a fantastic extension of his amazing abilities to explain the economics of things in our everyday lives. If you want to learn about how the world really works, then Gene and his guests will explain it to you in a simple, easy to understand way. You get so much value just from listening. Go Gene!

J pacer ,

Guests as wallpaper

Why have guests if they barely have a chance to contribute? The latest episode was yet another excruciating example of Gene reading to us while we waited for the two guests to have their day. It never really arrived.

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