Episode 27: Popular Economics with John Tamny, editor of RealClearMarkets

Today's guest is John Tamny. He is the editor of RealClearMarkets.com and the political economy editor at Forbes Magazine. He’s got new book called Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics. He’ll pull back to the curtain to explain how economics is one of the simplest and most basic disciplines to understand because according to him everyone is an economist. He’ll explain how the Dallas Cowboys, and Paris Hilton are excellent examples of good and bad tax policy. And how Monday Night Football and HBO's The Sopranos reveal the downside of anti-trust regulation. He'll also explain why the U.S. should eliminate the dividend t

Episode 26: EMP or the Day the Earth Stood Still (Part 1)

If you have heard of an electromagnetic pulse at all, it's probably from sci-fi movies like The Matrix or novels, but an E.M.P. is not science fiction. E.M.P. is a real scientific phenomenon that has the ability to destroy not just every single electronic in your home, but the entire U.S. electric grid. It has happened before and will almost certainly happen again. But next time, it may not be a natural E.M.P. from a solar flare. It very well may be a man-made E.M.P. from a nuclear warhead detonated at a high altitude by one of America's enemies like North Korea or Iran. And the scariest part is that right now the U.S. is entirely defenseless against an E.M.P. attack. In this episode, I

Episode 25: EMP or the Day the Earth Stood Still (Part 2)

In Part 1 on E.M.P. or the phenomenon known as an electromagnetic pulse, guest Dr. Peter Vincent Pry warned that an electromanetic pulse, either caused naturally by a solar flare or by a high altitude nuclear detonation by our enemies, has the ability disable the entire U.S. electric grid and send Americans right back to a time before electricity. And not just for weeks or months but for years. The scariest part is that right now, the U.S. is completely unprepared and defenseless against an E.M.P. We are a sitting duck. In this episode, I am joined again by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry. He’s the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nucl

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