Distribution of goodies in our society is determined by families, firms, and governments. Attempts to change how rewards and punishments, benefits and costs, are spread through the population cause conflict. The hosts are an economist, Morton Marcus, and a financial advisor, John Guy. Expect whimsy.
An Intellectual's View of South Bend
With years of experience studying theories of economic growth, wealth distribution, and urban life, Elias Crim talks comprehensively about his home, South Bend, Indiana. He considers localism, distributism, and other concepts which are prominent in his writing for Solidarity Hall, which he founded in 2013.
Arabs In Central Indiana
Since the late 19th century, Arabs from dozens of countries and various religious backgrounds have emigrated to Indiana, starting on Willard Street, now the location of Lucas Oil Stadium.
Our guest, Edward Curtis, is a publicly-engaged scholar of Muslim American, African American, and Arab American history and life, serving as a teacher and scholar at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
A valuable source is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmYxlrdr5j4.
Attracting Business to Your Community
Both Morton Marcus and our guest, Dean Whittaker, are classic communicators, theorists and teachers about economic development.
Dean is president of Whittaker Associates Inc., a data analytic company advising governments and business groups on development opportunities, such as quantum computing.
Zachary Fawbush leads The Crooked Creek Food Pantry in Indianapolis, following educational and social services experiences at St. Joseph College and in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Zach speaks effectively about volunteerism, food insecurity, the infrastructure of food distribution, as well as his personal goal to become a father.
Listeners also will appreciate a previous podcast, June 17, 2020, with John Elliott, head of Gleaners Food Bank.
A Life of Non Profit
Dave Riggs, Director of Corporate, Community, and Alumni Engagement of The Indianapolis Children's Choir, shares about his decades working for scouts, a cancer group, and the choir.
Most compelling are his comments about the joy of this work, raising funds comfortably, and campaigning to restrict smoking in public.
History: The Bridge Between Generations
Historian James Madison speaks about the pain of writing, the absence of teaching economic history, and more, as he reveals thoughts about Wendell Wilkie, Evan Bayh, Donald Trump, Eli Lilly, and how history affects modern attitudes.