AI in Finance: Empowering Investors with Real-time Market Insights w/ Andrew Einhorn, LevelFields - EP229
Economics Explored
by Andrew Einhorn, Gene Tunny
2d ago
Andrew Einhorn from LevelFields shares insights into leveraging AI for financial market analysis. Their innovative platform is designed to detect critical events affecting stock prices, enabling investors to react swiftly. The conversation covers the benefits of AI in democratizing financial information and the future implications for investment strategies. Disclaimer: Nothing in this episode should be considered financial or investment advice. Always conduct your own research or consult a financial advisor before making investment decisions. Please contact us with any questions, comments and ..read more
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The Tax Reform Debate: Cutting Through the Spin w/ Simon Cowan, CIS - EP228
Economics Explored
by Gene Tunny, Simon Cowan
1w ago
This episode examines the need for tax reform in Australia and reviews various options for overhauling the country's tax system. Simon Cowan joins host Gene Tunny from the Centre for Independent Studies to discuss issues like bracket creep, the tax system's progressivity, mining royalties, and negative gearing. They also analyse the political strategies around the stage three tax cuts and how expenditure reform, including controlling the growth of programs like the NDIS, is needed to reduce the tax burden. Cowan argues the tax system has become too reliant on income tax and higher-income indiv ..read more
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Revisiting Ricardo: The Rise and Fall of Ricardian Equivalence
Economics Explored
by Gene Tunny, Arturo Espinoza
2w ago
This episode of Economics Explored explores the theory of Ricardian equivalence, a proposition that fiscal policy measures like tax cuts or stimulus payments may not effectively boost the economy if households anticipate higher future taxes to pay off government debt. Host Gene Tunny explains the concept originating from David Ricardo and popularized by Robert Barro, involving ultra-rational consumer optimization over infinite time horizons. While an elegant theoretical model, Ricardian equivalence relies on unrealistic assumptions and fails empirical tests. Evidence shows households do increa ..read more
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From Jekyll to Hyde: Exploring the Dual Nature of Finance | The Bankers' Club w/ Prof. Gerald Epstein - EP226
Economics Explored
by Gerald Epstein, Gene Tunny
3w ago
Show host Gene Tunny interviews UMass Amherst Professor Gerald Epstein about his new book "Busting the Bankers’ Club", which is about the powerful influence of banks in politics and regulation. Epstein argues the bankers’ club maintains control through political allies and regulators. The conversation also covers financial deregulation, insufficient Dodd-Frank reforms, Quantitative Easing impacts, and alternatives like public banking and non-profit financial institutions. Please contact us with any questions, comments and suggestions by emailing us at contact@economicsexplored.com or sending a ..read more
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How Wall Street Can Help Democracies Survive w/ Marcos Buscaglia - EP225
Economics Explored
by Marcos Buscaglia, Gene Tunny
1M ago
Show host Gene Tunny interviews Marcos Buscaglia, former head of the Latin America economics team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and author of the book "Beyond the ESG Portfolio, How Wall Street Can Help Democracies Survive." Buscaglia argues that, through their investment choices, many investors have inadvertently been supporting autocratic regimes, and he calls for a change in investment practices. Tune in to this thought-provoking episode to learn more about the ultimate impacts of our investments and how Wall Street can contribute to the survival of democracies. Please get in touch with ..read more
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Reagan’s Budget Boss David Stockman on Trump’s Economic Policies - EP224
Economics Explored
by David Stockman, Gene Tunny
1M ago
Economics Explored host Gene Tunny speaks with David Stockman,  President Reagan’s first Office of Management and Budget director. Stockman discusses his new book, "Trump's War on Capitalism," and shares his frank and fearless commentary on the former president's economic policies. In his foreword to the book, Robert F. Kennedy Jr wrote, “Stockman has become one of the nation’s most steadfast and eloquent crusaders against the corrupt merger of state and corporate power.” Please get in touch with us with any questions, comments and suggestions by emailing us at contact@economicsexplored.c ..read more
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Nature Tech and the Future of Business w/ Handprint Tech founder Simon Schillebeeckx - EP223
Economics Explored
by Simon Schillebeeckx, Gene Tunny
1M ago
In this episode, host Gene Tunny sits down with Simon Schillebeeckx, co-founder of Handprint, a nature tech startup. Handprint aims to help companies profitably and seamlessly integrate planet-positive actions into business activities. Simon shares examples of companies that have gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to contribute to the environment positively. Among other questions, Gene asks Simon about the scalability of Handprint’s approach and the role of consumers in driving profit-maximizing businesses to make positive contributions.  Please get in touch with us with any qu ..read more
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The Limits of Fiscal Policy: Insights from Tony Makin, Alex Robson & others - EP222
Economics Explored
by Tony Makin, Gene Tunny, Alex Robson
1M ago
This episode on the limits of fiscal policy features highlights from host Gene Tunny's past conversations with the late Australian economist Professor Tony Makin and former OECD Ambassador Alex Robson. In the discussions, Tony Makin provides a balanced and insightful analysis of Australia's fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, critiquing programs like JobKeeper while recognizing some justification. He and Alex Robson discuss the importance of considering the open economy impacts of fiscal stimulus and the long-term burdens of debt. The episode looks to validate Makin's warnings about the ..read more
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The Power of Economics: A Look Back at the Past 20 Episodes - EP221
Economics Explored
by Joseph Christensen, Peter Kurti, Oliver Hartwich, Gigi Foster, Gene Tunny, Paul Rivera, Andrew Murdoch
2M ago
This episode features highlights from the past 20 episodes. Economics Explored host Gene Tunny plays clips that illustrate key themes like using economics as a scientific framework, considering different perspectives, and remembering the limitations of models. The clips feature discussions on COVID policies, the role of experts, projections of resource depletion, nuclear energy, and the challenges of development economics. Gene hopes listeners find the highlights thought-provoking and looks forward to feedback on improving the podcast in the new year. Don't hesitate to contact us with any ques ..read more
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Nuclear Power, COVID Policies, & Outsourcing: Thoughts on recent episodes w/ John August - EP220
Economics Explored
by John August, Gene Tunny
2M ago
John August, a Sydney radio host and Pirate Party of Australia official, returns to provide feedback on recent episodes about nuclear power, COVID policies, and government outsourcing and consulting. John discusses his generally positive view of nuclear energy with some qualifications and provides his thoughts on the analysis of COVID restrictions presented in a recent episode by Prof. Gigi Foster. John also weighs in on the challenges of government service delivery, noting potential upsides and downsides to outsourcing and cautioning against contractors dominating policy development. Please c ..read more
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