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Words & Numbers
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Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economic and political aspects of current events.
 
Voice to America takes world issues important to America and asks experts, citizens and journalists around the globe for their opinions.
 
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FEE AudioXP
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Foundation for Economic Education is bringing you recordings of lectures from its events so that you can be a part of FEE anyplace and anytime.
 
The United States will no longer play global policeman, and no one else wants the job. This is not a G-7 or a G-20 world. Welcome to the GZERO, a world made volatile by an intensifying international battle for power and influence. Every week on this podcast, Ian Bremmer will interview the world leaders and the thought leaders shaping our GZERO World.
 
The History of 1995 takes a look back at one crazy year that changed the world. Hosted by old school reporter Kathy Kenzora
 
Hero Dick gives ordinary people a podcast to express and explore views from all various topics around the world, we focus on economics, technology, political and social change and up and coming businesses. we hope you join and support our podcast to spread our intellectual knowledge and point of views.
 
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Explosions rock churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka leaving over 200 dead. We speak to a new voice in Colombo about the attacks and find out if he believes this was a terror attack. Then we head around the world for global reaction to the Mueller report. Find out how members of the foreign press are covering the release in our global medi ...…
 
Getting paid for your blood—do you have any concerns? Many people are opposed to donors receiving compensation for ethical reasons. Should people only donate blood for altruistic reasons? Should we worry about exploitation? How much of America’s total exports are blood products? Join Antony Davies, James Harrigan, and their guest Peter Jaworski ...…
 
This week, Julian Assange gets arrested and removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain. The founder of Wikileaks is now in a state of limbo as authorities deliberate extraditing him to the US where politicians are calling for his head. We speak to Mark in Europe about the arrest and discover how the European media is handling Assange's appr ...…
 
Wage gap myths, middle class success, and hate crime statistics are examined this week in order to dispel the calls for a new social contract. In a society where the majority makes the rules, how do minorities prosper? Is it because of a social contract, is it the result of people being rational, or is it just people being nice to each other? L ...…
 
By the end of this episode, you're going to feel 10% less crazy about the world. Ian makes his case and then sits down with a man who's worked everywhere from Moscow to Mumbai, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Tom Pickering.
 
This week, the US escalated tensions with Iran when the Trump Administration proposed labeling the Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. The Iranians responded in kind and promised to do the same. We speak to Camron in Iran and find out what the Iranians do next if the US goes through with the designation. Then we're headed into Libya w ...…
 
To learn more about the importance of entrepreneurship in society, join FEE and Georgia State University at their Perimeter College, Decatur campus. Through a series of compelling talks and hands-on activities, students will explore essential economic concepts to better understand how entrepreneurship and policies like free trade impact society ...…
 
To learn more about the importance of entrepreneurship in society, join FEE and Georgia State University at their Perimeter College, Decatur campus. Through a series of compelling talks students will explore essential economic concepts to better understand how entrepreneurship and policies like free trade impact society. Enjoy this talk by Anne ...…
 
Mexico's new president is having a moment. Since his election last year, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO for short, has enjoyed sky-high approval ratings. But can he deliver on his lofty promises? And how will he handle his neighbor to the north? Ian will dig into it and then talk to Mexico's former Foreign Minister, Jorge Castañeda.…
 
Have you ever signed a contract without reading the terms and conditions? According to Elizabeth Warren, part of the “social contract” is to pay your fair share. But wait, what is the “social contract” that politicians and talking heads keep bringing up? Is it the consent of the governed? Is it written down? Did anyone actually agree to it? Enj ...…
 
Today we're headed to Russia for more Mueller report fallout. We speak to Yuri and find out if he thinks the report is a win for the Russians. Then, we check in on the future of Brexit. Will they be able to get the job done or are they on track for Brexit: Part 2? We speak to Mark in Europe about the next steps Britain may need to take to concl ...…
 
538 Electors. 270 votes. Winner-takes-all! Well, at least for now. Colorado recently became the twelfth state to join an effort to award the presidency to the candidate who wins the most individual votes. But should the popular vote replace the Electoral College? Originally intended as a safeguard for the separation of powers, has this election ...…
 
The war in Afghanistan has gone on so long that people born after 9/11 can now enlist. So how do we get out? Ian digs into it and then talks to someone who knows the country better than most: Retired General Stanley McChrystal, who once commanded all NATO forces in Afghanistan.
 
This week President Trump said that ISIS is defeated in Syria after US-backed forces in the region cleared out the last stronghold. We've heard this before; is ISIS really done this time? We speak to our voices in the region and find out if it's even possible to truly rid the area of ISIS. Then, the world waited with baited breath for the the M ...…
 
The development of 5G, or 5th generation mobile networks, is such a big deal that it's been compared to the invention of electricity. There's only one problem: China's cornering the market. Ian explains and then digs in deeper with Keyu Jin, China expert at the London School of Economics.
 
There are few occasions in life where you get the opportunity to meet a real hero. For us here at FEE, this week was one of those rare occasions. We had the utmost pleasure of interviewing Dr. Doan Viet Hoat at FEE headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Doan Viet Hoat spent 20 years in communist prisons in Vietnam for the unforgivable crime of loving ...…
 
The dominating online presence of Facebook, Google, and Amazon has often been called monopolistic. Government-enforced monopolies, such as Western Union and Ma Bell, have fallen before, but is Big Tech anything like those old companies? Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has even started a petition calling for the breakup of big tech compa ...…
 
The global order is fraying...and it's not entirely Trump's doing. In this week's episode Ian charts the unraveling of key global alliances and sits down with Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Today on Voice To America we're headed to New Zealand to speak to a new voice on the ground about the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting. Politicians are saying it's a problem with their gun laws. We'll find out if our voice thinks that's a real solution. Then we're headed to Great Britain where Theresa May stated if parliament doesn't back ...…
 
Live from Scottsdale, Arizona! James Harrigan and Antony Davies contend that the median income in the US puts Americans in the top 1 percent in the world. What does that mean? Only that these people can afford stuff that, roughly a century ago, had been considered luxuries: air conditioning, running hot and cold water, ovens, refrigerators, sta ...…
 
Today on Voice To America, ISIS fighters are homesick. You read that correctly, ISIS fighters are tired of battling and are ready to come home to countries like the US, UK and France. Should they be allowed to return? We'll check in with Tawfik, our terrorism expert and find out if it's a good idea to let these people come home. Then, we're che ...…
 
This week’s guest, David Beito, professor of History at the University of Alabama, discusses the functions, benefits, and undoing of mutual aid societies. These private safety nets, like tontine funds and Masons, once widely provided services such as health and unemployment insurances, hospitals, housing for the elderly, and care for orphans. S ...…
 
Today on Voice To America we're checking back in with our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison about the Hanoi summit. President Trump went home empty handed. Will there be another summit? Will the Kid Dictator be willing to come back to the table? Then we're headed to Asia where tensions between India and Pakistan are heating up. Last ...…
 
In the 1990's a secretive cult called "The Order of the Solar Temple" was at the centre of several mass deaths in Europe and Canada. Devoted followers believed that by committing suicide they would be transported to a new life on the star Sirius. Anyone who wavered was murdered. The cult was run by a charismatic homeopathic doctor and a paranoi ...…
 
This week, economist and theorist Warren Mosler joins James and Antony to explain the details of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). With 40 years of experience in finance and monetary operations, Mosler is a leading expert on MMT, is a co-founder of AVM—a brokerage, trading, and administrative services firm—and lectures on monetary economics around ...…
 
In a special edition of GZERO World, we offer a ground view of Caracas to explain the crisis engulfing Venezuela. Then Ian speaks to a man born just over the border in Colombia, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Moreno.
 
This week the world prepares for the Hanoi Summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. We speak to our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison and find out if he thinks denuclearization is possible. Then we're traveling to Venezuela to speak to our newest voice about the future of Maduro. Now that the US has taken a leadership role in ...…
 
Discrimination happens every single day. Every human, in some way, makes a judgment about other humans and uses that judgment to discriminate, whether that be who they date, who they do business with, and, yes, who they hire and fire. Most discrimination is fine—necessary, even. But sometimes it crosses a line. Where is that line? How does it a ...…
 
A former US Air Force sergeant has defected to Iran and revealed closely-guarded secrets to the Iranian government. The US said she has unveiled the names of double agents in Iran and compromised intelligence operations. We'll speak to our Iranian voice and find out how their government is saying about the defector. Then, is another European na ...…
 
President Trump used to love a man in uniform but these days he's soured on his generals. This week, Ian looks at how the President's cooling relationship with his top brass has affected U.S. foreign policy and then he'll talk to Michèle Flournoy, who was the highest-ranking woman at the Pentagon.
 
The Outrage Engine that is social media and op-eds has set its sights on a new target: billionaires. Apparently, being a billionaire is a bad, bad thing. Billionaires should sit down, shut up, and meekly wait until we confiscate their wealth. For certain people of certain political beliefs, this sounds like a great idea. Because, after all, nob ...…
 
Across the world, but especially in the Middle East, young people are using technology to connect like never before. Ian will get into it and then sit down with Emirati Youth Minister Shamma Al Mazrui, who became the world's youngest government official when she assumed office at the age of twenty-two.…
 
This week we're discussing the ongoing peace talks between the US and AfPak leaders. Last week, Taliban and Afghani government leaders met in Moscow. Will anything change? Tune in to hear why our voice in the region thinks the Taliban probably won't be able to return to business as usual. Then, is a rebranded version of socialism headed to the ...…
 
Fun fact: the profit margin for most businesses is about 8 percent. When you’re talking about categories like restaurants and retail stores, that margin drops to around 2 percent. Yet, some people still seem to believe that all companies are perfectly capable of simply absorbing dramatic increases in their operating costs—namely, labor—with no ...…
 
On a cold night in March 1995, six teenage boys from Pickering, Ontario, disappeared on Lake Ontario. As days turned into weeks…the six became known as the lost boys. The mystery surrounding their disappearance has never been solved. The lost boys have never been found. According to Durham Regional Police it remains an open, unsolved missing pe ...…
 
Soon Ukrainians will head to the polls to a pick a president. And Putin is paying attention. Ian will dig into it and then dig a whole lot deeper with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul. And of course, we've got your Puppet Regime.
 
This week the US announced the end of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. While all eyes are on the former Soviet Union, the US is aiming for China. Is the US headed for an arms race after thirty years in the treaty? We speak to resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison about why the US made the decision to leave. Then, we're headed to the ...…
 
Though the United States, as a constitutional republic, is considered to be a “limited government,” it often doesn’t feel that way. Washington keeps churning out law after law regarding what the state may do and what the individual may not. The fault for this is often laid at the feet of the Founders for including the “Necessary and Proper Clau ...…
 
This week we're making it about Maduro. The United States, along with other world powers, recognized Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela. Should the world be getting involved in Venezuela's politics? We speak to our Venezuelan voice and find out if the US is overstepping boundaries by intervening. Then, we speak to our voice in Pa ...…
 
The word “diversity” has become a sticky one. In the last fifteen years, a genuine “diversity industry” has sprung up, particularly at colleges and universities in the United States. Higher education institutions across the country have entire departments with dozens of full-time, highly-paid staff members dedicated to the concept. But to what ...…
 
This week we're headed back to the Korean peninsula where Trump and Kim are set to sit down once again. But why have a sit down when so little has been done since the last meeting? We check in with our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison to find out if a new meeting will be a benefit in the quest for a denuclearized North Korea. Then w ...…
 
There are different schools of economic thought. However, there is one in particular that is constantly being overlooked by most college professors. In this lecture, Dr. Lawrence Reed will explain what the Austrian school of economics is and, most importantly, why it is so relevant to the understanding of the world today. Enjoy this talk by Law ...…
 
Americans are pretty concerned about violent crime—particularly crimes committed with guns, “assault weapons” most specifically. This concern, statistically speaking, is fairly irrational. You are far more likely to be killed by being beaten or stabbed than you are to be killed by any kind of rifle, “assault” or otherwise. So why are so many pe ...…
 
What's the biggest geopolitical risk in 2019? Ian breaks it down and then talks with Woodrow Wilson Center director Jane Harman about national security, women in congress, and that old dream of bipartisanship.
 
This week we're back in Syria, or not. We'll speak to Oguz in Istanbul about the failed meeting between Bolton and Erdogan. Is the US really leaving Syria? What will happen to the Kurdish fighters in Syria if the US does leave? Then we're headed to Britain where it's Theresa May is failing to deliver Brexit. We'll speak to Mark in Europe and fi ...…
 
In the 1990's someone was hunting abortion providers in North America. Four doctors who performed abortions were shot and injured by an unknown sniper who hid in the dark outside their homes. A fifth doctor who was shot by the sniper did not survive. An international manhunt eventually lead to the arrest of a radical anti-abortion protestor. In ...…
 
People like to talk about the “good old days” where everything used to be so much better than it is today. Everybody feels nostalgic on occasion, and it’s perfectly normal to misremember the past, but were the good old days really all that great? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they compare then and now on the 100th episode of Words an ...…
 
This week, President Trump flipped his stance on leaving Syria. Last week we questioned whether or not the president was truly planning to leave. Just this morning, national security advisor John Bolton said there will be no withdrawal without a promise from Turkey not to attack the Kurds. We'll head around the region and get reactions from sev ...…
 
This week Ian takes a close look at today's polarized political environment and asks a simple question: who is to blame? Republicans? Democrats? The media? Then he sits down with former CNN bureau chief Frank Sesno, a media veteran himself.
 
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