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Please leave a review - one index finger spasm for you, a day made for me. The emergent characteristics of crony capitalism have punished those inclined to go against the grain. My guests and I tackle existential questions, financial topics, current events - while celebrating those with the courage to be different.
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The Recovering Investment Banker

Eric Knight, Chris Coffman

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The world of finance is made complex by "experts" and big, intimidating buzzwords. Former investment banker Chris Coffman, author of the financial thriller "Crisis Deluxe" is here to simplify the world of international investment banking. If you want to know how the global economy really works behind the scenes, then this show is for you.
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Free The Economy

Competitive Enterprise Institute

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Free The Economy is a weekly podcast hosted by Richard Morrison of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, examining the intersection of news, policy, and economics featuring guests that include writers, policymakers, explorers, contrarians, and free thinkers of all kinds.
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The Socializer focuses on social media, tech, and other issues important to small and mid-sized businesses. Nick Sorrentino is the founder of The Business Socializer. A consultant whose clients have spanned the business spectrum, his work has been featured at Foreign Policy Magazine, Chief Executive Magazine, Reason.com, NPR.com, Townhall, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. He has spoken at CPAC, The Commit Forum, The Atlas Summit, The US Chamber of Commerce, The National Press C ...
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Ever had an existential crisis in the middle of the night or during your afternoon work routine? Well, I am here to help you out with it. With answering interesting questions like 'Why do we exist', 'What's my purpose in Life', 'Am I a good human being' and many more, this podcast is for anyone even remotely interested in Philosophy. Here, we breakdown critical thinkers and present you with a simple yet reliable explanation!
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Michael Munger on EconTalk

EconTalk: Mike Munger and Russ Roberts

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Michael C. Munger, Director of the interdisciplinary Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) program at Duke University, appears regularly as a guest on EconTalk, the award-winning economics podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Podcast episodes featuring Mike Munger are listed here. EconTalk has been taking the Monday out of Mondays since 2006. All 750+ episodes are available in the archive. Go to EconTalk.org for transcripts, related resources, and c ...
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Government needs to get out of the way and let personally responsible entrepreneurs be the change we want to see in the world. That’s the message on the Be The Change Podcast, by Capitalism.com, hosted by political analyst and author Kristin Tate. Each week, Kristin connects with politicians, pundits and entrepreneurs who agree that we need a strong economy, clean environment, prosperity, health and happiness—and debates why personal responsibility is the key to getting what we all want.
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(0:00) Bestie intros! The guys try the Apple Vision Pro (8:24) Zuckerberg apologizes to parents in hearing, Section 230 under fire from child safety reforms (36:19) Delaware judge voids Elon's comp package, understanding Fortune 500 country club compensation (1:08:26) Reddit reportedly targeting $5B valuation in potential March IPO (1:16:17) Drone …
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(0:00) Bestie intros: Banana boat! (2:34) Nvidia smashes expectations again: understanding its terminal value and bull/bear cases in the context of the history of the internet (27:26) Groq's big week, training vs. inference, LPUs vs. GPUs, how to succeed in deep tech (49:37) Google's AI disaster: Is Google too woke to function as search gets disrup…
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Scripture, Philosophy, and Embracing Ambiguity with Zohar AtkinsSummary: In this episode of Courage Over Convention, we dive into a fascinating conversation with Zohar Atkins, a renowned scholar and founder of Etz Hasadeh. Join us in exploring how Judaism illuminates guiding truths even in this age of disruption. We discuss the impact of technology…
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This week we cover the future of environmental policy, rare earth minerals in Wyoming, and what we can learn from the merger of Capital One and Discover. Our interview this week is with Deborah Collier, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at Citizens Against Government Waste. We talk about net neutrality, ISPs, the Federal Communication…
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(0:00) Sacks Tequila Tasting! (1:19) Nvidia's market cap surpasses Google, ARM's stock rips, Masa's big comeback (15:36) Mind-blowing Sora demos: breaking down OpenAI's new text-to-video model (51:24) The risks of companies issuing stock option loans (1:04:57) Biden's cognitive decline, should the Democrats find a replacement? Plus, third party via…
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One Juul pod contains as much nic as 20 cigs. “So yea you can sell em in a four pack right next to the gummy worms.”Psilocybin and ketamine therapy are the best treatment options for complex PTSD - predominantly suffered by victims of sexual assault. But bc these non-addictive substances can’t be effectively monetized, they are impossible for peopl…
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This week we cover Biden’s attack on shrinkflation, barriers to workplace flexibility, and a motherlode of domestic lithium. Our interview this week is with Patrick Gleason, Vice President of State Affairs at Americans for Tax Reform. We talk about reducing barriers to work, changes in state tax law, reforming business regulations, and what economi…
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A fun though perhaps controversial collaboration with Stewart Alsop III (host of the Crazy Wisdom Podcast). Subscribe to his podcast (Crazy Wisdom) - you’ll be glad you did. You can find him on Twitter @StewartalsopIIIYou can find me on Twitter @WoodyWiegmann(1) Woody's general perspective on free will, determinism, and the views of thought leaders…
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(0:00) Bestie intros! (2:08) Apple Vision Pro breakdown (20:46) Meta vs Snap: god-king CEO, dependent on ad revenue, drastically different performance (32:53) Positive signals indicating a big SaaS bounceback (41:06) VCs are split into three camps on how to approach AI investing (1:12:16) Rolling real estate crisis continues Follow the besties: htt…
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This week we cover Elon Musk’s controversial pay package, protecting children online, and the Biden administration’s slamming the breaks on new natural gas projects. Our interview this week is with Matt Mittelsteadt, a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. We talk about artificial intelligence computing applications, wh…
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This week we cover elite opinion versus the average American, the popularity of vocational training, why Millennials are suddenly investing more like old people, and the value proposition from higher taxes. Our interview this week is with Andrew Langer, Director of the Center for Regulatory Freedom. We talk about economic growth, business lobbying,…
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(0:00) Bestie intros! (1:37) Markets rip on strong economic data (17:05) Media's broken business model, death spiral (35:47) Texas defies the Biden Admin on the Southern Border after SCOTUS votes in favor of the federal government (1:04:18) Ethics of publishing non-public financial data (1:13:07) Fintech's reckoning (1:26:27) ARkStorm 2.0 Follow th…
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This week we cover an environmental culture war, foreign investment in U.S. manufacturing, corporate diversity efforts, and the call to return to the office for federal workers. Our interview this week is with Michelle Minton, a senior policy analyst at the Reason Foundation. We talk about vaping, drinking, nutrition, and the federal government’s u…
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(0:00) Live from the WEF: "Oh Davos, Kumbaya" (4:25) Why Davos lost its luster, plus major moments: Milei's speech, Jamie Dimon on Trump (21:53) Boeing's regulatory capture leading to negative impact on consumer safety (35:16) Adam Neumann facing familiar challenges at his new startup, Flow (50:24) Evaluating "tech-enabled businesses" vs. tradition…
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This week we cover the old-fashioned roots of ESG investing, the blocked merger of JetBlue and Spirit Airlines, and the surprising truth about worker satisfaction in the U.S. Our interview this week is with Sam Gregg, a Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy at the American Institute for Economic Research. We’ll talk about trade policy, economic…
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(0:00) Bestie intros! Friedberg's jumper (1:21) US and its allies strike Houthi targets in Yemen (16:24) Markets: Q1 rate cut looks unlikely, December CPI print slightly hot, soft landing in jeopardy? (29:46) Carta's mistake, why verticalized SaaS tools could be in trouble, Chamath's 8090 incubator (51:02) Why and how Sacks is taking on Slack, wher…
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This week we cover emergency federal spending, workplace management trends for 2024, suppressing speech about public health, and defending Bitcoin’s energy use. Our interview this week is with Nick Sorrentino, co-founder and editor of Against Crony Capitalism. We talk about free enterprise, taxpayer giveaways, economic development, transparency in …
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(0:00) Bestie intros! Pasty Preppers (4:17) 2024's Biggest Political Winner (13:37) 2024's Biggest Political Loser (19:41) 2024's Biggest Business Winner (32:08) 2024's Biggest Business Loser (37:31) 2024's Biggest Business Deal (41:15) 2024's Most Contrarian Belief (51:18) 2024's Best-Performing Asset (56:46) 2024's Worst-Performing Asset (1:06:14…
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This week we cover slow-moving infrastructure projects, the impact of the conservative boycott of Bud Light, good and bad news on nuclear power, and return-to-the-office discipline from corporate managers. Our interview this week is with Betsy Sanz, an attorney with the Institute for Justice (IJ). We talk about the current attempt by a Georgia rail…
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(0:00) Welcome to the fourth annual Bestie Awards! (4:14) Biggest Political Winner (10:26) Biggest Political Loser (15:14) Biggest Political Surprise (23:02) Biggest Business Winner (26:50) Biggest Business Loser (30:32) Biggest Business Surprise (35:57) Best Science Breakthrough (40:30) Biggest Flash in the Pan (42:34) Best CEO (44:53) Best Invest…
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This week we cover the legislative record of House of Representatives in 2023, the proliferation of conferences about ESG investing, the sketchy status of the carbon offset market, and why it’s time for humans to go back to the moon. Our interview this week is with Nicholas Anthony, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute. We talk about the prospect…
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(0:00) Bestie intros: Jason comes in hot, All-In's new Chairman Dictator, Holiday party recap, and more (7:54) Understanding the trade disruption in the Red Sea: Houthis, global impact on trade, the dicey geopolitical situation, and how this compares to COVID freight prices with Flexport's Ryan Petersen (35:55) Major M&A deals called off, downstrea…
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This week we cover social mobility in the 50 states, Elizabeth Warren’s revolving door with Wall Street, the latest power grab from the Food and Drug Administration, and the welcome resurgence of an anti-cronyism news source. Our interview this week is with Adam Thierer, a senior fellow for the Technology & Innovation team at the R Street Institute…
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(0:00) Bestie intros: Mullets! (2:56) Recapping Friedberg's holiday party (9:29) Jury rules in favor of Epic Games over Google: How to handle the app store duopoly? (23:21) OpenAI inks deal with Axel Springer (35:02) FCC cancels Starlink subsidy, dissenting FCC Commissioner says federal agencies are targeting Elon Musk on Biden's orders (58:25) Ale…
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This week we cover people who fetishize old homes, the big AI risk no one’s talking about, how environmentalist activists are losing the climate class war, and the fatigue Americans are feeling around tipping. Our interview this week is with Kevin Kosar, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. We talk about budgets and staffing in Con…
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(0:00) Bestie intro! (3:12) Ivy League antisemitism hearings (21:55) State of the economy for consumers (34:55) Signs of life in SaaS, VC shutdowns, and more (44:59) Why Friedberg chose to take the role of CEO at Ohalo, and the dearth of great leadership talent in tech (1:01:07) Google announces Gemini: Why this is a notable moment for Google, indu…
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