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Hayek Program Podcast

F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements ...
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This is an all inclusive podcast for Australian investors. Join Blue Wealth’s Senior Education Specialist, Owun Taylor in conversation with industry experts, leaders, and thinkers about what it takes to be a clever and more successful investor. A weekly podcast serving up the easiest-to-understand finance program. Delivered in bite-sized chunks, meaning no episode is ever more than 20 minutes.
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Arthur Mendoza was the principal acting instructor for the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting West. He has taught in Los Angeles for more than 20 years and has worked with such talents as Khandi Alexander, Sasha Barrese, Peta Wilson, Finola Hughes, Branford Marsalis, Deidre Hall, John Jopson, and Salma Hayek, and he worked extensively with Benicio del Toro after he won a scholarship to the Conservatory. He has performed in more than 124 plays and worked on television and in film, including ...
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Pan-Optic is a podcast featuring conversations between a critical theorist and a management consultant, cohosts (and longtime friends) Juan Pablo Melo and Jason Margaritis respectively. They met during a monotonous work assignment at a Washington-based government contractor in 2013. Jason and Juan Pablo sought refuge in daily extended work breaks musing about the limits of knowledge, the organizations of power, the regrets of Thrasymachus, and so on. Later, Jason received his MA in Governmen ...
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue the Living Better Together miniseries, featuring select authors of Living Better Together: Social Relations and Economic Governance in the Work of Ostrom and Zelizer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023) and hosted by its coeditor, Stefanie Haeffele. Joining us today are Carolina Dalla Chiesa and Cryst…
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Often depicted in movies as the pinnacle of the financial world and constantly popping up in our weekly news broadcasts, Wall Street is a symbol of financial power and influence, but what exactly is it? Wall Street is more than just a street in Lower Manhattan, New York. It's the beating heart of the American financial system. This bustling epicent…
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On this episode, we’ll hear a book panel discussion on Timur Kuran’s book, Freedoms Delayed: Political Legacies of Islamic Law in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2023). In his comments, Timur provides an overview of his book, highlighting the Middle East's struggle with repressiveness, the challenges of fostering a liberal civil societ…
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue the Living Better Together miniseries, featuring select authors of Living Better Together: Social Relations and Economic Governance in the Work of Ostrom and Zelizer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023) and hosted by its coeditor, Stefanie Haeffele. Joining us today are Anne Hobson and Laura Grube. To…
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The Allure of Buying an Old House for Investment I think we all understand that investing in real estate has always been an attractive option for those looking to secure their financial future. While many investors focus on buying new properties, there is a certain romantic charm and allure to buying an old house. Old houses often possess a unique …
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With interest rates settling down, now is a great time to get onto the property ladder. Of course we still see property prices climbing and the average dwelling prices in all our major cities not dropping backward for some, buying with a significant other – be it a spouse, partner, family member or friend – may be the only successful way onto the p…
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke chats with David Beito on his latest book, The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance (Independent Institute, 2023). Beito begins by recounting his early interests in classical liberalism, his association with …
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we kickoff the Living Better Together miniseries, featuring select authors of Living Better Together: Social Relations and Economic Governance in the Work of Ostrom and Zelizer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023) and hosted by its coeditor, Stefanie Haeffele. Joining us today are Bri Wolf and Jayme Lemke. Starti…
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Welcome back to the Environmental Economics series, hosted by Jordan Lofthouse. On this episode, Jordan interviews Pablo Paniagua Prieto and Veeshan Rayamajhee on their co-authored work, "Governing the Global Fisheries Commons." On this episode and in their article, they address the challenges of overfishing and the depletion of global fisheries. T…
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Imagine a time long ago when people needed money urgently and had to give up something valuable as collateral. This practice marked the beginnings of pawnbroking, a service that has evolved over centuries to become what we see today. Let's take a journey through history to understand how pawnbrokers have transformed into the modern services they ar…
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On this episode, we’ll hear a book panel discussion on Lawrence H. White’s book, Better Money: Gold, Fiat, or Bitcoin? (Cambridge University Press, 2023). In his opening remarks, Larry gives an overview of his book which details the history of money, explains how the gold, fiat, and bitcoin standards work, and aims to bridge the gap between the gol…
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I think that far to many individuals hesitate to invest for various reasons this weeks let's break down these concerns in to 6 simple parts. Understanding these reasons and learning to take some actionable steps to overcome them is crucial for anyone looking to achieve their financial goals. Whether it's dispelling myths about time constraints, gai…
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Imagine the world of finance as a zoo, where two mighty creatures, the bull and the bear, reign supreme on Wall Street. The terms actually come from the way these animals attack their opponents. A bull thrusts its horns up into the air (a bull market goes up), while a bear swipes its paws downward (a bear market goes down). So, the names make sense…
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Mikayla Novak interviews author Seth Kaplan on his latest book, Fragile Neighborhoods: Repairing American Society, One Zip Code at a Time. In this book, he addresses the decline in American neighborhoods characterized by rising crime, school violence, family disintegration, addiction, alienation, and despair. Kaplan applies his insights to the Amer…
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In urban development, the symbiotic relationship between public transport and property values emerges as a central player. As cities grow denser and the demand for efficient mobility escalates, the impact of public transport on real estate prices has become a topic of burgeoning significance. Come with us as we take a deep dive into the multi-dimen…
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On this episode, we’ll hear a book panel discussion on Christopher J. Coyne’s book,In Search of Monsters to Destroy: The Folly of American Empire and the Paths to Peace (Independent Institute, 2023). In his comments, Coyne challenges the notion that the US military is necessary for global order, explaining that without the US as the global police f…
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Ever wonder why despite warnings and cautionary tales, people still fall for financial scams? Imagine a world where everyone is honest and trustworthy. While that's a nice thought, the reality is that financial scams have been around for centuries, and they still manage to trap unsuspecting victims. Let's delve into the history of con artists and e…
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People set New Year's resolutions as a way to reflect on the past year, identify areas for personal improvement, and set goals for the upcoming year. The transition to a new year symbolises a fresh start, providing a psychological reset and a sense of optimism. We know that setting resolutions allows us to define our aspirations, whether related to…
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Peter Boettke sits down with Bryan Cheang, discussing unveiling liberalism in Southeast Asia. In this conversation, Bryan begins with discourse on the synthesis of different schools of thought in economic growth and development, stressing the importance of considering the relationship between cultural differences, classical liberalism, and economic…
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Lets get you ready for a great 2024 because life is all a bit too fast-paced at times and the idea of multitasking has been hailed as a coveted skill, almost a badge of efficiency. Yet, scientific research consistently tells a different story, humans simply cannot multitask. What we perceive as multitasking is in fact just task-switching. A rapid s…
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In preparation for that no-man’s land between Christmas day and New Years when you pleasantly forget what day it is and might just become a little bored. I walked around the Blue Wealth office and asked the team their favourite books. Each of these books offers unique insights and here's a concise summary for each book and why they're worth reading…
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On this episode, we’ll hear a book panel discussion on David Schmidtz’s book, Living Together: Inventing Moral Science (Oxford University Press, 2023). In his comments, Schmidtz discusses his academic journey and the reshaping of his philosophical views, emphasizing real-world observations over theoretical debates, and comments on the work of Adam …
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Once upon a time in the sprawling city of Cashington, there lived a gentleman named Hugh Mann, an uneducated property investor whose ambitions rivalled the grandeur of the city itself. Hugh had risen from humble beginnings, he lacked formal investment training but he felt he always possessing a natural judgment for spotting profitable opportunities…
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When first-time property buyers make mistakes, they are financial and strategic decisions. This week with the assistance of our special guest Diya Dhadda, Social Media Manager extraordinaire at Blue Wealth. Owun and Diya are going to navigate the daunting journey of the first-time property buyer. Diya recently put together a very successful educati…
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Stuck in this predicament? Here is a super special show that was a Pop-up webinar event, so we are pushing past the normal bite-sized show and filling you with a massive amount of brilliant information. This will help you make an informed decision and answer all your “sell vs hold” questions! With 13 interest rate increases in the last 18 months, a…
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We're celebrating 300 years of Adam Smith! On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we'll hear a keynote from the 2023 Markets & Society conference given by Emma Rothschild, the Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard University. In this lecture, Emma Rothschild begins by building an understanding of Adam Smith's conception of …
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Have you got 30 minutes to spare during your lunch break or after work? With 13 interest rate increases in the last 18 months, a few clients have been in touch to chat about whether they should sell their investment property or continue to hold. In light of this, we're hosting a Pop-Up event where we'll answer your questions and give you all the in…
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In this world where currently live, convenience reigns supreme, the extreme ease of ordering takeaway food has become a go-to solution for many. While it satisfies cravings and offers a break from the thought of slaving away in your own kitchen, this seemingly harmless habit can leave a lingering and detrimental aftertaste on your financial health …
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Australia’s inflation, how prices for things go up, slowed down a lot in October. People didn't spend as much money, so it's less likely the Reserve Bank will increase interest rates, which affects how much it costs to borrow money. The cost of living, or the average prices for things, went up by 4.9% over the past year. That's slower than the 5.6%…
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Welcome back to the Environmental Economics series, hosted by Jordan Lofthouse. On this episode, he interviews Bobbi Herzberg on a polycentric approach to solving climate change. Bobbi and Jordan discuss the importance and meaning of "polycentricity", how we can vote with our feet, major themes from public choice, Elinor Ostrom's work on climate ch…
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In the world of sports and finance, the journey from being a high-level professional athlete to using the skills learned to create wealth is a fascinating paradigm. The desire to win: Both paths require dedication, resilience and strategic thinking, but each offers distinct challenges and rewards. High-level professional athletes often measure succ…
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Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, but for many it can also be a financial challenge if you're not well-prepared. To ensure your holiday season is filled with merriment rather than money worries, here are five financial tips to help you better prepare for an Aussie Christmas. Create a Christmas Budget: One of the most effective ways to pre…
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This week, Peter Boettke interviews Jennifer Burns, author of Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative. Milton Friedman achieved tremendous sucess as an economist including being a John Bates Clark Medal winner, a Nobel Prize winner, and the president of the American Economic Association (AEA). In this episode, they discuss Friedman's time at Columbi…
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Dictionary definition: lottery ~ noun a means of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to the holders of numbers drawn at random. a situation whose success or outcome is governed by chance. Winning the jackpot in lotto might seem like a stroke of luck, but have you considered the post-lottery experience? You allegedly have a 1…
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Superannuation was introduced to Australia in 1992 through the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) system. This landmark reform mandated that employers contribute a percentage of their employees' earnings to a dedicated retirement savings fund. Superannuation has since become a critical pillar of Australia's retirement income system, ensuring financial s…
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This episode of the Hayek Program Podcast is a special crossover episode from Virtual Sentiments, S1E9, with a special introduction by Jayme Lemke to celebrate the start of Season 2! Go check out S2E1 of Virtual Sentiments featuring Christopher Coyne today! On this, the last episode of Season 1 of Virtual Sentiments, Kristen Collins interviews Eile…
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