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Adam Smith said, "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." So join us for interviews with the leading experts on today's biggest issues to learn more about economics, policy, and much more.

The Great Antidote Juliette Sellgren

    • Government
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Adam Smith said, "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." So join us for interviews with the leading experts on today's biggest issues to learn more about economics, policy, and much more.

    Jon Murphy on The Jones Act and Adam Smith

    Jon Murphy on The Jones Act and Adam Smith

    Jon Murphy, recent PhD graduate from George Mason University and incoming instructor at Western Carolina University, talks to us today about Adam Smith’s theoretical and practical exceptions to free trade. We explore whether Smith would have endorsed The Jones Act through his endorsement of Britain’s Navigation Acts. 

    • 42 min
    Weifeng Zhong on China's Propaganda

    Weifeng Zhong on China's Propaganda

    Weifeng Zhong, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, talks to us today about the distinction between misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda. He leads us through his story of discovering the Tiananmen Square Massacre and how it led to the Policy Change Index project. We talk about hopes and fears for the future, along with some differences between the United States and China. 

    • 48 min
    Jason Fichtner on Why You Should Save Today

    Jason Fichtner on Why You Should Save Today

    Jason Fichtner, vice president and chief economist at the Bipartisan Policy Center, talks to us about retirement and saving strategies. He takes us through different types of savings accounts, why you should start saving today, and why you should start saving today. We also talk about starting to save later in life, how to save for and pay off big expenses, and social security considerations.

    • 43 min
    Clark Neily on the Supreme Court's New Justice

    Clark Neily on the Supreme Court's New Justice

    Clark Neily, senior vice president of legal studies at the Cato Institute, talks to us about upcoming Supreme Court justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. We explore her unique qualifications and the hopes that this brings, amicus briefs and how they are filed, and her judicial philosophy. 

    • 40 min
    Peter Van Doren on Energy Independence

    Peter Van Doren on Energy Independence

    Peter Van Doren is the editor of the quarterly journal Regulation and is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, where he specializes in housing, land, energy, and more. Today, he talks to us about what energy independence is, whether America is energy independent, and if that is a good thing. He also talks to us about energy more generally, including nuclear and green energy. 

    • 56 min
    Daniel Klein on Adam Smith's Justice

    Daniel Klein on Adam Smith's Justice

    Daniel Klein, professor of economics at George Mason University and expert on Adam Smith, talks to us about Smith’s definition of justice. There are three types of justice: commutative, distributive, and estimative. Today we break down the differences between each and their applications in government and private life. 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

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Fresh, smart and insightful

Intelligent interviews that are right on point- but off the beaten path.

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Learned So Much

Host Juliette is genuinely interested in a wide rang of topics. She allows her guests to be the star, and the guests are top-notch experts. I changed my mind on several issues as a result of hearing an episode, which says a lot about the power of a podcast. Thumbs up!

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