America’s Retirement Crisis: Public Pensions
America’s public pensions are in big trouble, facing a shortfall of $5.6 trillion . The enormous pension debt figure is growing larger because public pensions overestimate their expected returns on investments, and fail to collect necessary funds from the cities, towns and states that employ civil servants. Joe Nation, a project director at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, is on the front lines of the nation’s retirement crisis. His home state, California, has the...
How Commoners And The Conquered Viewed Ancient Rome – With Professor Mary Beard
Ancient Rome continues to captivate and capture the attention of people worldwide 1600 years after Alaric and the Visigoths sacked the empire’s western capitol. But ancient Rome lives in our modern legal systems, languages, literature and politics. Mary Beard, a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge is considered one of the world’s preeminent scholars on the Roman Republic and Empire and she’s our guest on Talkenomics. Her latest book, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome,...
A Conversation With Monica Crowley
Monica Crowley’s 2012 New York Times bestseller What The (Bleep) Just Happened…Again? The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback predicted the social turmoil now gripping the United States in the last term of President Barack Obama. Crowley’s book outlines the planned steps by radical leftwing activists, designed to create economic and social strife in order to bring about political change. She likes to joke these are not your parents’ Democrats. In this episode of...
UCLA Campus Outrage: When being neutral is wrong
The social justice college campus lynch mob strikes again at UCLA. Milan Chatterjee was a law student and president of the Graduate Student Association when he was accused of violating a policy at UCLA called “viewpoint neutrality.” Chatterjee says his offense was remaining neutral. That’s right, in the upside down world of alleged campus tolerance and so called social justice Chatterjee says he was accused of refusing to take sides in a politically charged matter, and a campus...
Talkenomics Timely Topics Redux
The Republicans and Democrats held their conventions and the country marches toward the presidential election. On this episode of Talkenomics, Karith Foster is back for another episode of Shapiro and Foster Timely Topics. Nothing is off base or out of bounds as comedian Foster explains why she doesn’t trust Hillary Clinton, what bothers her about Donald Trump and why we all must watch her at home natural birth video. What is most revealing is when Foster shares a deeply emotional...
Shapiro and Foster “Timely Topics”
Popular comedian and blogger Karith Foster is back to discuss the headlines everyone is talking about but with a twist that will have you laughing and questioning if you can say that on TV. Pushing the bounds of political correctness, Foster and Shapiro move from politics to a cat in heat, dating in Manhattan and the perils of making fun of a woman named TiTi in a TALKENOMICS Timely Topics discussion. You’ll want to listen with your friends at work just don’t laugh too loudly or your boss...
Ep11 – Dennis Prager
Millions of people follow best-selling author, columnist and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager. His conservative views on economics, individual rights and politics expose hypocrites and double standards that threaten the American way of life. Conservatives often attack political correctness but Prager recently explained why those attacks fail, urging conservatives to identify the source of political correctness: the political left. He writes, “The very definition of...
Race in America: The Uncomfortable Conversation
Karith Foster describes herself as a humorist, motivational speaker, TV & Radio personality, actress, author, blogger, entrepreneur and Black! Actually she says, “ brown” if you watch some of her comedy routines online. Her race and marriage to a white or as Foster says, “peach”, Australian provide material for her comedy and lectures as does the current state of race relations in the United States. Named by Backstage Magazine one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch”, Foster is an accomplished...
Ep. 9 – Jason Riley: “Stop helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed”
Download audio file (Ep9-Talkenomics-JasonRiley.mp3) Federal programs intended to fight racism and help Black Americans move up the economic ladder actually cause more harm and destroy black lives according to Jason Riley. His book “Please Stop helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed” explains why Black Americans continue to fall behind other Americans in education and income, and Riley says, “Don’t blame white racism.” Riley, a member of the Wall Street Journal...
Ep. 6 – Dr. Jean Twenge – The Millennial Generation: More Miserable Than Ever Before
Download audio file (Ep6-Talkenomics-JeanTwenge.mp3) Subscribe on iTunes Born between 1980 and 2000, the Millennials have thrown a wrench into American society that puzzles older generations. Dr. Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, first explained the differences between Millennials and other generations in her 2006 ground breaking book Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled and More Miserable Than Ever Before. The...
Ep. 4 – Greg Lukianoff On Censorship And New Attempts To Kill Free Speech
Download audio file (Ep4-Talkenomics-Greg-Lukianoff.mp3) Subscribe on iTunes Trigger Warning – The following statements and questions are considered microaggressions on some college and university campuses: “America is the land of opportunity. Where are you from? I believe the most qualified person should get the job.” The fight over free speech exploded into the spotlight last year when the University of California, Berkeley, issued a list of phrases students and faculty should avoid...
Ep3. – Ike Sorkin on Defending Bernie Madoff
Download audio file (Ep3-Talkenomics-IkeSorkin.mp3) Subscribe on iTunes It’s been seven years since Bernie Madoff plead guilty to the $65 Billion Ponzi scheme that destroyed his family and the lives of roughly 20,000 investors. Now Madoff’s lawyer Ike Sorkin shares his candid thoughts on the Madoff tragedy and new threats that rival Madoff and could hit Wall Street as well as main street investors next. Sorkin’s prestigious legal career includes work as a federal prosecutor and Director of...
Ep. 2 – Ambassador Adam Ereli: “An attack against one is an attack against all”
Download audio file (Ep2-Talkenomics-AdamEreli.mp3) Subscribe on iTunes Russia’s arms buildup in Armenia poses a threat to Turkey, NATO, and global economic stability warns former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Adam Ereli. His recent article in Forbes magazine details Russia’s more than one billion dollar militarization on Turkey’s eastern border and warns Washington continues to ignore the Armenian buildup despite threats it poses to NATO member Turkey. “Putin is creating a new satellite...
Ep. 1 – Ben Shapiro: “When Diversity Becomes a Problem”
Conservatives and liberals get charged when conservative author, journalist and speaker Ben Shapiro exposes what he calls the hypocrisy of the left! Shapiro is on a ten city speaking tour confronting the current political correctness anti-free speech craze sweeping university and college campuses nationwide. His first speech, “Truth is a Micro Aggression” highlighted the anti-capitalist agenda of the campus left. Shapiro says, “Capitalism is color blind. The only color that capitalism...