Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Ep. 47 Economist Ben Powell Reports on His Worldwide Tour of Socialist Countries

Ben Powell, head of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, discusses his newly released book¬†Socialism Sucks¬†(co-authored with Robert Lawson). Powell and Lawson toured countries around the world to observe firsthand life under ACTUAL socialism–in places like North Korea and Venezuela–versus places that merely have large welfare states (like Sweden). They concluded that, well, socialism…

Ep. 11 The Economics of Immigration and a Border Wall

Bob flies solo to provide an introductory framework on how to analyze the economics of immigration, as well as the politics involved in this controversial topic. The point isn’t to pick sides but to sharpen everyone’s arguments. For example: Make sure your arguments about immigration don’t “prove” that having babies makes a country poorer. Mentioned…