December 5th, 2020 | 17 mins 2 secs
capitalism, conservative, economist, free-market, george mason university, left, liberal, libertarian, mercatus center, progressive, right, rush limbaugh, thomas sowell, walter williams
In this episode: Last week, free-market economics lost one of its greatest evangelists: George Mason University professor, occasional Rush Limbaugh Program substitute host, book author, syndicated columnist, and Capital Research Center Advisory Board member Dr. Walter Williams. Joining us to reflect on Williams’s life and legacy is one of his colleagues, Mercatus Center scholar and columnist Veronique de Rugy.
September 4th, 2020 | 19 mins 12 secs
activism, aei, bagman, business, capitalism, conservative, dark money, donor, donors, ford, foundations, funding, george floyd, influence, intent, iwf, left, left-wing, liberal, libertarian, major institutions, money, naomi schaefer riley, philanthropy, police, progressive, public policy, research, right, rockefeller
In this episode: Since the initial demonstrations following the police-custody death of George Floyd, foundations have pledged over one billion dollars to support efforts to combat alleged “systemic racism.” In practice, that means more foundations have followed the path of the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts and abandoned the business-friendly pro-capitalist outlooks of their founding donors and adopted the socialist and woke-progressive outlooks of their current year managers. Joining us to discuss this consistently troubling development this week is Naomi Schaefer Riley, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. We discuss the recent turn toward left-progressive activism at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the broader problem of Big Philanthropy dishonoring donor intent, and what can be done about it.
June 21st, 2018 | 45 mins 34 secs
capitalism, conservative, corporatism, crony capitalism, dow jones, free market, general electric, libertarian, obama, policy, public policy, regulations, special interests, subsidies
Dubbed the "for-profit arm of the Obama administration," General Electric has vigorously pursued government subsidies and regulations, and got much of what they wanted from the previous administration. Now, the company has been delisted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
May 31st, 2018 | 35 mins 26 secs
capitalism, corruption, elon musk, free market, labor union, libertarian, politics, space x, spacex, subsidies, tesla, tesla motors, uaw, unions, united auto workers
Elon Musk battles against corrupt unions, but his and Tesla Motors' practices are hardly clean themselves; Musk's businesses are hugely reliant are government subsidies that take from the American people for the benefit of private industry.