In the final installment of the Banter podcast’s Road to Freedom series, AEI President Arthur Brooks and Michael Strain sit down to discuss sources and solutions for the US debt problem. How large is the debt? What’s driving it? How can we solve it? Arthur and Michael present not only a detailed understanding of the debt, but why our concern for the underprivileged must drive political leaders towards a long term solution. Andrew also struggles to refrain from saying “excited” too often.
Posts tagged Road to Freedom
How can you create jobs and make the economy grow? In this edition of the AEI podcast, Banter, hosts Stu James and Andrew Rugg sit down AEI senior fellow Kevin Hasset to examine jobs and economic growth. We take a close look at exactly what unemployment statistics cover and what they miss. Kevin also explains the long term effects of unemployment, the role of regulation on job growth, and the effects of government growth on private sector growth. We also take a hard look at what lessons we can learn from Europe. Last, Andrew and Stu ruminate on a business literature book that is screaming to be written.
In this week’s episode of Banter, we continue our ongoing series entitled, “The Road to Freedom.” Stu sits down with AEI President Arthur Brooks and AEI Research Fellow Stan Veuger to discuss a few ideas to get the economy moving again. We start off the discussion with a look at what America has lost, not just monetarily, but culturally and socially. Stan, a new Fellow here at AEI gives a few examples of how we’re following Europe down the same path and what tragedies might lay ahead. Arthur follows up with a few great examples of what we can change to help moving America back towards prosperity.
In part 1 of the our special podcast series, the Road to Freedom, Stu sits down with AEI President Arthur Brooks and AEI Scholar Charles Murray. We discuss Arthur’s new book the Road to Freedom and talk about the state of America and what we can do to help jump-start the economy. Later in the podcast Charles talk to us about the differences between cultural and economic morality and why Arthur is correct that free enterprise is the most moral economic system.
For the final podcast of the year AEI President Arthur Brooks joins Stu and Andrew to take a look back at the year and how AEI fared. Arthur discusses a few of AEI’s new projects including the Road to Freedom project and the book he’s currently writing in support of the project.
We’ll be back next year with even more great guests, Happy New Year!