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Apr 30, 2020

The Data Monkey joins us to explain what it means when oil reaches negative $37 a barrel, whether the President actually said we should drink bleach, and how our current system of congressional districting makes it impossible not to argue about everything.

Apr 23, 2020

Are taxes an obstacle to economic growth, or a way to make the rich pay for making so much money? Turns out, it's neither.

Joann Weiner, Professor of Economics at George Washington University, computer programmer, and - as it turns out - log rolling champion joins us to explain.

Apr 16, 2020

Tara Sinclair, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University, discusses the $2 trillion stimulus, its impact on the economy and the debt, and what post-pandemic economic policy might look like.

Apr 9, 2020

What can the economy during the Black Death teach us about today's pandemic? 

The good news - Wages rise, social mobility grows, and economic growth follow.

The bad news - One in every three people dies.

I guess every rose really does have its thorn.

Apr 2, 2020

Every wonder what Donald Duck did for a living?

Molly Michelmore from Washington and Lee University to discuss tax policy during World War 2, what it might tell us about how to fund our $2 trillion stimulus, and - yes - what Donald Duck did for a living.