Jan 30, 2020
The Data Monkey discusses how curbing agricultural subsidies could trim the budget and contain health care costs and how the consumer driven economy plays a role in our debt problem.
Jan 23, 2020
Tara Sinclair, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University, discusses how deficits are more dangerous than debt, and some effective strategies for reducing both.
Jan 17, 2020
Benjamin Studebaker of Camrbridge University joins us to discuss how austerity contributed to Great Britain's decline in the 1800s, and what the US can learn as we choose between tax hikes and budget cuts to address our fiscal state.
Jan 9, 2020
The idea a country can take out all the debt it wants and not go into default sounds like eating donuts to six pack abs, but it's one of the tenets of Modern Monetary Theory.
Economist Greg Hannsgen joins me to explain the nuances behind MMT, and the things that are scarier than our $24 trillion national debt.
Jan 2, 2020
Did you know the State of Mississippi was getting collection calls from foreign debtors for bonds issued in the 1830s?
Professor David Thomson of Sacred Heart University discusses this, the broader history of the US National Debt, and what it can tell us about the issue of government debt today.