315 episodes

Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economics and political science of current events.

Words & Numbers Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 280 Ratings

Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economics and political science of current events.

    Episode 245: Should We Fund Children or Institutions?

    Episode 245: Should We Fund Children or Institutions?

    Corey DeAngelis, who has made himself the public gadfly of teachers unions, joins us to talk about how Americans’ attitudes about funding public schools changed with covid.

    • 31 min
    Episode 244: The Nature of Exchange, Pt.2

    Episode 244: The Nature of Exchange, Pt.2

    Money is an excellent tool for facilitating exchange. It solves problems like how to save while avoiding spoilage and how to exchange with people who don’t want what you’re offering. But we’ve come to rely so heavily on money that we’ve forgotten what exchange really is. In this first of two episodes, we discuss the nature of exchange.

    • 30 min
    Episode 243: The Nature of Exchange, Pt.1

    Episode 243: The Nature of Exchange, Pt.1

    Money is an excellent tool for facilitating exchange. It solves problems like how to save while avoiding spoilage and how to exchange with people who don’t want what you’re offering. But we’ve come to rely so heavily on money that we’ve forgotten what exchange really is. In this first of two episodes, we discuss the nature of exchange.

    • 32 min
    Episode 242: What About Unions

    Episode 242: What About Unions

    People who are pro-market often complain about unions. But unions are associations of people, just as corporations are associations of people. If it is people’s right to form one, then it is also their right to form the other. But, as it is bad for government to protect corporations from competition, so too is it bad for government to protect unions from competition. In this episode, we take a look at unions separate from government protection.

    • 37 min
    Bonus - Ant on Palisades Gold Radio

    Bonus - Ant on Palisades Gold Radio

    This is an interview covering Social Security, taxes, the debt, and income inequality.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 241: The Death Tax for the Rest of Us

    Episode 241: The Death Tax for the Rest of Us

    As politicians run out of revenue sources, they increasingly turn their attention from the rich to the middle class. Congress is considering a tax plan that effectively imposes a death tax on the middle class. Interestingly, politicians are calling it "a capital gains tax."

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

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Words & Numbers

This PodCast by two educators of disparate fields (Economics & Political Science) provides me with more valuable information and enjoyment than most other things these times.

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5 Stars is not enough!

Hands down, one of the best source of thought provoking ideas and commentary on the planet.

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Professional and honest

Favorite finance podcast.

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