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

Economics Explored Gene Tunny

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    • 4.2 • 16 Ratings

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

    The Go Woke, Go Broke hypothesis w/ Darren Brady Nelson - EP139

    The Go Woke, Go Broke hypothesis w/ Darren Brady Nelson - EP139

    Companies are being pushed by their employees and by influencers to take positions on social issues - to go woke, so to speak. Sometimes, as occurred for Gillette and Nike, for example, such a strategy can backfire. Is it true that, if you go woke, you go broke? A conversation between Economics Explored host Gene Tunny and returning guest Darren Brady Nelson, Chief Economist of LibertyWorks, an Australian libertarian think tank.

    • 59 min
    The Pirate Party’s economic policy platform w/ John August - EP138

    The Pirate Party’s economic policy platform w/ John August - EP138

    What does the economic policy platform of a Pirate Party look like? What does it say about intellectual property protection (i.e. copyright and patents), the Right to Repair, UBI, taxation, and business support? And what type of pirates are Pirate Parties inspired by exactly: Captain Jack Sparrow or Kim Dotcom? Pirate Party Australia Treasurer John August answers these questions in a conversation with Economics Explored host Gene Tunny.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    UBI advocate Michael Haines on its benefits and costs - EP137

    UBI advocate Michael Haines on its benefits and costs - EP137

    Universal Basic Income (UBI) advocate Michael Haines chats with show host Gene Tunny about the benefits and costs of a UBI, with an extensive discussion of how it’s paid for in Michael’s proposal. The conversation considers money creation and so-called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Wider economic benefits of infrastructure projects - EP136

    Wider economic benefits of infrastructure projects - EP136

    Wider economic benefits are increasingly being estimated in economic assessments of infrastructure projects. Show host Gene Tunny and his colleague Arturo Espinoza Bocangel chat about how some infrastructure projects, particularly transport projects, can stimulate new economic development, increasing the density of businesses and workers in an area. This can boost innovation and productivity through knowledge transfer and greater specialisation, among other mechanisms. The expected wider economic benefits of the Cross River Rail subway project in Brisbane, Australia are discussed.

    • 49 min
    Nominal GDP targeting w/ Stephen Kirchner - EP135

    Nominal GDP targeting w/ Stephen Kirchner - EP135

    Market monetarists such as Stephen Kirchner argue nominal GDP targeting would be better than inflation targeting and could help central banks such as the RBA and the US Federal Reserve get back on track. Stephen is Director of the International Economy Program at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The high cost of housing and what to do about it w/ Peter Tulip, CIS Chief Economist - EP134

    The high cost of housing and what to do about it w/ Peter Tulip, CIS Chief Economist - EP134

    Property prices have been surging across major cities in advanced economies. In Australia, a parliamentary inquiry has recently investigated housing affordability, and it handed down a report with some compelling policy recommendations in March 2022. Our guest this episode provided an influential submission to that inquiry. His name is Peter Tulip, and he’s the Chief Economist at the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS), a leading Australian think tank. Peter explains how town planning and zoning rules can substantially increase the cost of housing.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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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!

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