Dec 29, 2022
A short review of what we've learned in 2022, and what's in store for 2023.
Dec 22, 2022
In this rebroadcast (originally published in Feb 2002), Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget discusses how an inherently political process for allocating federal funds combined with an increasingly contentious political climate has put the United States in a fiscally dangerous situation.
Dec 15, 2022
(NOTE: This episode was republished due to a flaw in the original file. Apologies if your were among the afflicted)
Income inequality has been blamed for the rise in populism and political polarization over the last decade, but is the link causal or coincidental? In this episode, Nolan McCarty of Princeton University...
Dec 8, 2022
Carey King of the Energy Institute of the University of Texas at Austin discusses how the last 80 years of American history have shown a connection between energy consumption, economic output, and political polarization.
Carey's book, The Economic Superorganism, can be purchased...
Dec 1, 2022
Almost 80 years ago, the world discovered a carbon-free way to generate vast amounts of energy via nuclear power. While it remains the most reliable source of zero-carbon electricity, it's barely mentioned in conversations around combatting climate change.
In this episode, Mark Nelson of Radiant Energy Group...