How Nations Escape Poverty
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by Andrew Heaton, Rainer Zeitelmann
2d ago
Dr. Rainer Zeitelmann is the author of "How Nations Escape Poverty: Vietnam, Poland, and the Origins of Prosperity." He joins to discuss the efficacy of international development aid, and what we can learn from the economic growth of Asia vs. that of Africa. Book at: www.mightyheaton.com/featured Dr. Zitelmann on Nazi Economics: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-nazis-thought-about-economics/id1439837349?i=1000577197764 Dr. Zitelmann on his book “In Defense of Capitalism”  https://politicalorphanage.libsyn.com/capitalism-remains-undefeated Film: “Poland: From Socialism to Prosperi ..read more
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Cicero and the Founding Fathers
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by Andrew Heaton, Jeffrey Rosen
1w ago
Jeffrey Rosen is a legal scholar and the President of the National Constitution Center. He’s the author “the Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America.” Book at www.mightyheaton.com/featured ..read more
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College Campuses Are So Very Very Passionate (WSPN)
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by Andrew Heaton, Andrea Jones-Rooy, Michael Ira Kaplan
2w ago
Protests over Israel and Hamas have become so heated at Columbia that it’s canceled in-person classes the rest of the semester. Anti-Israel protests are becoming not just a flashpoint in America’s culture war, but within Blue Team itself. What’s happening? The World’s Smartest Podcast Network assembles to discuss: Andrew Heaton, Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy, and Michael Ira Kaplan.  We’re Not Wrong Live Show: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/were-not-wrong-live-in-washington-dc-tickets-882962824577?aff=erelexpmlt   ..read more
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Understanding Immigration Through Circus Folk
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by Andrew Heaton, James Judkins
3w ago
James Judkins started out as a circus worker, eating swords and fire, then working up to ringleader and manager. As a talent scout operating in other countries, he became professionally involved in sorting visas foreign countries, then eventually transitioned to a full-time visa agency. He joins the show to discuss 1) what it’s like working at the circus, and 2) how temp visas work for seasonal workers, and how they could work better.  ..read more
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Was Life Easier in the Fifties?
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by Andrew Heaton
1M ago
There’s a pervasive idea that in the 1950s America had single-earner families who could more easily afford housing, car payments, groceries and college, so maybe we should go back to the political economy of that era? In this special, we visit Fiftiesland and see how it stacks up to modern America. Support the show! Patreon.com/andrewheaton Venmo: @andrew-heaton-1   ..read more
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What People Get Wrong About A. I.
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by Andrew Heaton, Tom Merritt
1M ago
Tom Merritt of Daily Tech News joins to discuss the underlying technology of AI and Large Language Models, and what people get wrong about both.  Pre-order Tom’s book at: www.tomsnewbook.com SUPPORT THE SHOW! www.patreon.com/andrewheaton  Heaton and Nick sketch comedy: mightyheaton.com/vagabonding Bonus Episode: How to Use AI for Work https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-how-to-use-98003840?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Bonus: A.I. Wrote and Recorded An En Entire Episode https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonu ..read more
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Why Violent Crime is Up
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by Andrew Heaton, Jennifer Doleac
1M ago
Jennifer Doleac is Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures, a major funder of criminal justice research and reform in the United States. She joins to discuss trends in crime, causes and deterents of crime, and cheap or easy ways we can make the country safer.  Support the show! www.patreon.com/andrewheaton ..read more
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Just How Much Fraud is in Government?
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by Adam Andrzejewski, Andrew Heaton
1M ago
Adam Andrzejewski is CEO and Founder of Open The Books, an organization which files thousands of FOIA requests each year to document and expose government budgets and employee salaries, to identity waste and fraud. Website: https://www.openthebooks.com ..read more
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Totalitarianism and the Gays
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by Andrew Heaton, Jonathan Rauch
2M ago
Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution joins to discuss the most openly totalitarian period of American history: the Lavender Scare. And to point out that there are still people alive who suffered through it, and what restitutions can be made.   Article at The Atlantic: “The U.S. Should Apologize to Gay People.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/01/lavender-scare-gay-people-public-service-erasure/677236 ..read more
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The Economics of Illegal Immigration
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by Andrew Heaton, Clem Clemson, Lee Wicker
2M ago
In this travel episode our intrepid hosts journeys to McAllen, TX on the US-border to see the river, the wall, and to interview employers who hire immigrants as well as US Border agents.   Guests: Former Border Patrol chief Clem Clemson, and Lee Wicker, Deputy Director for the North Carolina Growers Association.   Support the Show! www.patreon.com/andrewheaton   Relevant Links:   Bryan Caplan on Open Borders https://politicalorphanage.libsyn.com/bryan-caplan   Anna Gorisch: Sucks to Legally Immigrate https://politicalorphanage.libsyn.com/if-i-want-to-naturalize-my-fore ..read more
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