310 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

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    • 4.8 • 277 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 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
    Episode 240: Potluck #1

    Episode 240: Potluck #1

    This episode is a potluck. There's no specific topic, we're just discussing things in the news that caught our interests.

    • 36 min
    Bonus - Smoke and Stories

    Bonus - Smoke and Stories

    This is the latest installment of James’ new series, Smoke and Stories.

    • 14 min
    Episode 239: Who Ultimately Pays a Tax?

    Episode 239: Who Ultimately Pays a Tax?

    In an interesting twist of economics, it turns out that governments have no control over who ultimately pays a tax. Politicians can say they’re taxing consumers or taxing producers or taxing anyone else, but the market decides who ultimately pays the tax. And there’s nothing politicians can do to stop it.

    • 32 min
    Bonus - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021, pt. 6

    Bonus - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021, pt. 6

    Antony talks about Cooperation and Coercion on C-SPAN.

    • 22 min
    Episode 238: Term Limits Revisited

    Episode 238: Term Limits Revisited

    Commonwealth Foundation Vice-President Nathan Benefield disagreed with our take on term limits from a couple of episodes ago. So we invited him to give arguments in favor.

    • 26 min

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277 Ratings

277 Ratings

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

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Favorite finance podcast.

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