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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
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Gabe Marsan

I can't believe this story. How could you not look around for the cheapest price before you buy something? That's like shopping 101. The people who bought that toy on eBay are ridiculous lol

Mar 20th
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Dixon Bourne

this is a riveting episode !!

Mar 19th
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Manta2020

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Mar 17th
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Gabriella Arroyo

I feel like y'all could have talked more about the surge in home pricing, and the demographics of ownership. Less than 10% of all airbnbs in the quarter were owned by people who lived in the city. Wealth was generated, but not for locals. They were treating this place like a third world vacation spot. And 6-13% ? thats a complete lie. The FQ bubble in some places was up 40%, essentially making it unaffordable for locals. y'all didn't even mention the gentrification. Shame. y'all messed this one up.

Mar 9th
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Monica Brock

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Mar 2nd
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Jason D'Cruz

decent episode, but failed to address the fundamental analytical question: is Bork's principle of consumer protection insufficient to guide antitrust regulation? If so, why?

Feb 27th
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Eray A

do any of these NPR episodes on money discuss the Fed, fractional reserve banking, or competing currencies, or Austrian economics? I'd like to give them a listen. However I suspect they dance around those topics, upholding the govco narrative they consistently tow.

Feb 24th
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Rosie Roester

no google! welcome to how we live in china haha

Feb 18th
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Daniel Quaye Jr.

it sounds weird

Feb 14th
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Sean McElroy

I ♥️ AOC

Feb 8th
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Eray A

Sean McElroy "Her plan" was actually written in 2008, per it's opening page. it's an agenda that has been pushed for awhile, and she provides the right brand for it's support. There is plenty of crony corporate opportunity within. It's a deceiving proposal and more accurately described as wealth redistribution scheme under an environmentalism cloak... Popular study of economics today, like MMT, is better classified as financing. Economics is actually quite accessable and interesting as it's virtually a study on human behavior. I urge you to look into Austrian economics. Our economy today is already stressed enough through all the intervention and cannot be described as a capitalist system. Wrought with corporate welfare, it's crony as hell. Those closest to the money creation monopoly reap all the benefits, which is why we have a growing consolidation of wealth. Against popular belief, the wealthiest already pay most of the taxes in our system. taxing them further will cause the good ones (there are many) to flee, and the crony ones will stick around to chase government granted monopolies. Renewable energy is getting cheaper, but still expensive, and really not much cleaner. I saw an estimate it would take a wind farm the size of California to supply enough electricity for the whole US, and to maintain them is another issue. No politician will advocate a decentralized approach, the only one that will truly work without causing massive suffering to the population... sorry, that was a lot

Feb 24th
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Sean McElroy

Eray A I don't see how it sacrifices anything. Again, I'm not an economist so perhaps some nuances are lost on me but it seems like the demand for electricity is fairly stable and so investing in renewable power would be fairly low risk. Plus my understanding is that the entire project would be subsidize my the proposed tax on the wealthiest Americans negating any need to take out loans or increase the deficit. I admit that I haven't read her proposal in detail but from what I know of it, it seems like a reasonable step towards fighting climate change without any dire consequences for the economy.

Feb 24th
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Lee Greathouse

I have been waiting 5 years for this episode, and I love how it turned out! Very satisfied 👍

Feb 7th
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Anthony Rossi

at 16:51 you recorded over the voice of Matt and it's fucking annoying. Please let the listeners listen to the response of your guest

Feb 1st
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Aaron Stiner

Anthony Rossi It's his show, he do what he want cracka.

Feb 2nd
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Abhishek Banerjee

Does anyone read these comments. No replies from the authors at all

Jan 29th
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Calvin Jiang

Abhishek Banerjee People definitely read the comments. Castbox is working with podcasters and hosts to make sure they can see comments as well. This is a work in progress and we'll keep you updated.

Mar 11th
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Austin Peek

Abhishek Banerjee I reply to comments on my show... ✅ It out: Millionaire Interviews Podcast. Will reply if you listen & write in the comments section of our podcast. Scout's Honor. 👍

Mar 5th
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Ishan Somasiri

It's January 2019!

Jan 24th
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vittoria violetta

do most US listeners not know that Brexit affects all of Britain- and therefore not just England?

Jan 22nd
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
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Tony Hughes

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Jan 18th
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Andy G

I heard this again recently - loved it but had the following thought. The 70s were famous for highish inflation and high unemployment- stagflation. How does that work with the theory?

Jan 18th
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Zack Mulloy

longtime listener here. I have never given any of the show producers voices a second thought! You all sound marvelous

Jan 17th
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