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Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economics and political science of current events.

Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economics and political science of current events.

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United States

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Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economics and political science of current events.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 245: Should We Fund Children or Institutions?

10/20/2021
Corey DeAngelis, who has made himself the public gadfly of teachers unions, joins us to talk about how Americans’ attitudes about funding public schools changed with covid. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Quick...

Duration:00:27:39

Episode 244: The Nature of Exchange, pt. 2

10/13/2021
Money is an excellent tool for facilitating exchange. It solves problems like how to save while avoiding spoilage and how to exchange with people who don’t want what you’re offering. But we’ve come to rely so heavily on money that we’ve forgotten what exchange really is. In this first of two episodes, we discuss the nature of exchange. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at...

Duration:00:27:15

Episode 243: The Nature of Exchange, pt. 1

10/6/2021
Money is an excellent tool for facilitating exchange. It solves problems like how to save while avoiding spoilage and how to exchange with people who don’t want what you’re offering. But we’ve come to rely so heavily on money that we’ve forgotten what exchange really is. In this first of two episodes, we discuss the nature of exchange. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at...

Duration:01:53:50

Episode 242: What About Unions?

9/29/2021
People who are pro-market often complain about unions. But unions are associations of people, just as corporations are associations of people. If it is people’s right to form one, then it is also their right to form the other. But, as it is bad for government to protect corporations from competition, so too is it bad for government to protect unions from competition. In this episode, we take a look at unions separate from government protection. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion...

Duration:00:35:45

Bonus - Ant on Palisades Gold Radio

9/25/2021
Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Smoke and Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ-LP4UcLOI Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You Think mailto:wordsandnumberspodcast@gmail.com Antony Davies on Twitter https://twitter.com/antonydavies James R. Harrigan on...

Duration:01:10:43

Episode 241: The Death Tax for the Rest of Us

9/22/2021
As politicians run out of revenue sources, they increasingly turn their attention from the rich to the middle class. Congress is considering a tax plan that effectively imposes a death tax on the middle class. Interestingly, politicians are calling it "a capital gains tax." Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Quick...

Duration:00:27:55

Episode 240: Potluck #1

9/15/2021
This episode is a potluck. There's no specific topic, we're just discussing things in the news that caught our interests. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Quick Hits https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/13/top-earning-new-yorkers-could-face-61point2percent-combined-tax-rate-under-house-plan-californians-may-face-59percent-rate.html Foolishness of the...

Duration:00:48:42

Bonus - Smoke and Stories

9/11/2021
This is the latest installment of James’ new series, Smoke and Stories. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Smoke and Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ-LP4UcLOI Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You Think mailto:wordsandnumberspodcast@gmail.com Antony...

Duration:00:43:43

Episode 239: Who Ultimately Pays a Tax?

9/8/2021
In an interesting twist of economics, it turns out that governments have no control over who ultimately pays a tax. Politicians can say they’re taxing consumers or taxing producers or taxing anyone else, but the market decides who ultimately pays the tax. And there’s nothing politicians can do to stop it. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Quick...

Duration:01:50:59

Bonus - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021, pt. 6

9/4/2021
Antony talks about Cooperation and Coercion on C-SPAN. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers C-SPAN Video https://youtu.be/abZ-df258jg Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You Think mailto:wordsandnumberspodcast@gmail.com Antony Davies on...

Duration:01:05:57

Episode 238: Term Limits Revisited

9/1/2021
Commonwealth Foundation Vice-President Nathan Benefield disagreed with our take on term limits from a couple of episodes ago. So we invited him to give arguments in favor. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Quick...

Duration:00:25:06

Bonus - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021, pt. 5

8/28/2021
Antony talks with Nate Thurston and Chuck Thompson on Good Morning Liberty. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Good Morning Liberty Podcast https://www.goodmorningliberty.us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaHAN0_1vqs Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You...

Duration:01:23:01

Episode 237: Can the CDC Mandate Moratoriums?

8/25/2021
The CDC has mandated a moratorium on evictions. Under the CDC’s rules, landlords may not evict renters who haven’t paid their rent. But it is unclear that even Congress would have the constitutional authority to issue such a mandate. How then can the CDC do so? Clark Neily joins us to discuss this interesting question. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at...

Duration:01:56:29

Bonus - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021, Pt. 4

8/21/2021
Antony talks with John Paul on the It’s a Paul World show. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers It’s a Paul World Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZbcXaWugzQ https://www.facebook.com/ItsAPaulWorld/ Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You...

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 236: Errors We Repeat in Politics, Pt. 2

8/18/2021
We all have a tendency to repeat things we hear. But when many people start repeating the same thing, we come to believe that the thing must be true. Unfortunately, this happens a lot when it comes to politics and government. This is the first of a two-part episode in which we discuss incorrect things that people tend to think are correct simply because they get repeated. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words &...

Duration:00:35:40

Bonus - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021, Pt. 3

8/14/2021
BONUS - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021 (3 of several) Antony talks with Ed Kless and Ron Baker on The Soul of Enterprise Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers The Soul of Enterprise https://www.thesoulofenterprise.com Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You...

Duration:01:00:28

Episode 235: Errors We Repeat in Politics, Pt. 1

8/11/2021
We all have a tendency to repeat things we hear. But when many people start repeating the same thing, we come to believe that the thing must be true. Unfortunately, this happens a lot when it comes to politics and government. This is the first of a two-part episode in which we discuss incorrect things that people tend to think are correct simply because they get repeated. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words &...

Duration:02:08:35

BONUS - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021 Pt. 2

8/7/2021
BONUS - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021 (2 of several) Antony talks with Jim Bresto on The Hidden Truth Show. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers The Hidden Truth Show https://hiddentruthshow.com Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You...

Duration:00:55:55

Episode 234: Errors We Repeat in Economics

8/4/2021
We all have a tendency to repeat things we hear. But when many people start repeating the same thing, we come to believe that the thing must be true. Unfortunately, this happens a lot when it comes to economics and public policy. This week, we discuss incorrect things that people tend to think are correct simply because they get repeated. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at...

Duration:02:28:23

BONUS - Conversations at FreedomFest 2021 Pt. 1

7/31/2021
Antony talks with Nate and Charles, co-hosts of the Good Morning Liberty podcast. Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Good Morning Liberty Podcast https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/goodmorningliberty?selected=ADV2618465282 Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ Let Us Know What You...

Duration:00:24:45