53 episodes

In this weekly podcast series, Don Watkins, fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, talks to a diverse range of guests about the welfare state crisis and what to do about it.

The Debt Dialogues Don Watkins

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In this weekly podcast series, Don Watkins, fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, talks to a diverse range of guests about the welfare state crisis and what to do about it.

    Episode 53: Jared Meyer on Uber

    Episode 53: Jared Meyer on Uber

    In this episode, I interview Manhattan Institute fellow Jared Meyer on the ride-sharing company Uber. Topics covered include: How Uber is creating opportunity for drivers and passengers, whether there is any merit to the criticisms of Uber and what Uber can teach us about how to fight for limited government.

    • 34 min
    Episode 52: Margaret Malewski on Value Creation

    Episode 52: Margaret Malewski on Value Creation

    In this episode, I interview Margaret Malewski, the executive director of STRIVE Clubs, a nationwide student organization inspired by Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Topics covered include STRIVE's mission and its upcoming conference on the morality of value creation and trade.

    • 29 min
    Episode 51: Don Watkins on Challenging the Inequality Alarmists

    Episode 51: Don Watkins on Challenging the Inequality Alarmists

    In this episode, my colleague Amanda Maxham sits in as guest host, as we discuss my recent article, co-authored with Yaron Brook, “Turning the Tables on the Inequality Alarmists.”

    • 46 min
    Episode 50: Yaron Brook on Finance (Part 3)

    Episode 50: Yaron Brook on Finance (Part 3)

    In this episode, the third of a three-part interview, I talk to ARI's executive director Yaron Brook about the financial industry — one of the chief targets of the attacks on economic inequality.

    • 25 min
    Episode 49: Yaron Brook on Finance (Part 2)

    Episode 49: Yaron Brook on Finance (Part 2)

    In this episode, the second of a three-part interview, I talk to ARI's executive director Yaron Brook about the financial industry — one of the chief targets of the attacks on economic inequality.

    • 34 min
    Episode 48: Yaron Brook on Finance (Part 1)

    Episode 48: Yaron Brook on Finance (Part 1)

    In this episode, the first of a three-part interview, I talk to ARI's executive director Yaron Brook about the financial industry — one of the chief targets of the attacks on economic inequality.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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Informative

Don Watkins is a great thinker and interviewer. I have been enyoying listening to all of the old episodes of Debt Diologues, and just finished reading Roosevelt care which should be required reading in high school and college.

Kirk Barbera ,

Most important issue of our time

Sounds like hyperbole, but as a young 20-something, this is a huge issue for me. Everyone needs to pay more attention to this issue, and this podcast is a great way to stay informed.

Roarkitect ,

Extremely informative podcast!

This podcast is extremely informative on both an economic and philosophic level, and features excellent guests each week. Don Watkins does an amazing job of breaking down the specific factors that are contributing to the exponentially growing insolvency of the United States entitlement state, highlighting the full extent of the issue, and exactly how to frame the argument and advocate for a potential solution.

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