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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.

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    • 4.8 • 257 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.

    BONUS - Law and Markets

    BONUS - Law and Markets

    This week’s bonus episode is a lecture James gave on law and markets. There are accompanying slides, the link to which is below.

    • 43 min
    Episode 217: Who Is Paying Their Fair Share?

    Episode 217: Who Is Paying Their Fair Share?

    The latest Congressional Budget Office numbers are out showing how much different income groups pay in federal taxes. We combine these numbers with our informal surveys of students to find some interesting conclusions as to who is and is not paying their fair share.

    • 31 min
    BONUS - Short Interviews

    BONUS - Short Interviews

    This week’s bonus episode is a couple of short interviews Ant gave on current economic topics.

    • 15 min
    Episode 216: Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob

    Episode 216: Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob

    Russell Shorto joins us this week to discuss his latest book, Smalltime: A story of my family and the mob.

    • 34 min
    BONUS - Book Talk

    BONUS - Book Talk

    This week’s bonus episode is an interview Ant gave recently on Book Talk with Corbin Seavers.

    • 14 min
    Episode 215: Nothing but Urban Legends

    Episode 215: Nothing but Urban Legends

    People hear things that sound right or interesting, and then repeat them without checking the facts. This is how urban legends are created. On this week’s episode, we discuss some economics urban legends.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

Corb's IPod ,

Professional and honest

Favorite finance podcast.

FireShield95 ,

Wrong about anarcho-capitalism

But right about everything else.

NCR Veteran Ranger ,

James is too angry

I write this as a longtime fan, who gave the show five stars in 2018/2019.

During 2020 and beyond, James became increasingly aggravated and irritable. I hope he finds peace soon, because he has been very difficult to listen to in the opening segments. He mistakes vitriol for humor (particularly towards Anthony), and can’t stop railing against Trump for even a single episode. Sure, make the well deserved jab, but I subscribed to Words and Numbers for heady intellectual talk, not another parade of orangmanbad jokes.

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