Alexander William Salter, Ph.D., and L. Randall Wray, Ph.D., join hos Dennis McCuistion for a discussion on Modern Monetary Theory, the framework developed to analyze fiscal and monetary policy applicable to national governments with sovereign currencies.
Robert L. Draper and Jeffrey A. Engel join hosts Dennis McCuistion and Jim Falk to continue the conversation on the blunders our government created and the back-office strategy that led to our entering the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and how 9/11 contributed to those decisions.
Our guests focus on the back-office strategy that led to our entering the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and how 9/11 contributed to those decisions. We discuss the costs, blunders, and what should have been done to expedite the best decisions.
China continues to cause consternation to the U.S. Our relations with China appear to be at long time low.
In his recent confirmation hearings for Director of the CIA, William Burns said, “The adversarial Chinese leadership poses our biggest political threat.”
They are also the third-largest trading partner the U.S. has and the second-largest economy in the world and the most formidable competition that the U.S. has.
Bringing some new perspectives on this growing concern is David J. Firestein, the inaugural president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations (Bush China Foundation).
There seems little doubt that war breeds corruption. Dollars that should go to building a strong military force are often sidelined into individual pockets. Afghanistan is a ”glaring” example of this with government employees and even the military benefiting from aid dollars.
Eric Weiner, award-winning journalist, former foreign correspondent for NPR, and best-selling author of The Geography of Bliss, among others, joined hosts Dennis McCuistion and Jim Falk for a rollicking discussion on his newest work, The Socrates Express, and shared insights from some of our favorite philosophers.
The record-breaking temperatures this last winter caused havoc with the Texas power grid. The grid could not deliver the power needed to cope with the temperatures and household needs.
As a result, more than 4.8 million homes were left without power, and heat. At least two hundred people died.
Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, US Ambassador to Afghanistan in 2011 -2012, joins co-host Jim Falk to discuss the present situation in Afghanistan.
Anne Hendershott, Ph.D., in her book The Politics of Envy, explains how envy leads to resentment, which eventually erupts into violence and rage, malicious mobs, cancel culture, and the elevation of dysfunctional political systems such as socialism and Marxism.