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Feudal Future

Joel Kotkin & Marshall Toplansky

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With the new class structure resembling that of the Medieval times, opportunity is quickly disappearing for small business people, property owners, skilled workers and private sector professionals. Join world-renown author Joel Kotkin and tech-entrepreneur Marshall Toplansky as they explore what we can do to liberate the global middle class. They sit down with business, government, and citizen leaders to uncover the trends and give you the insights and tools to forge a better future. Joel Ko ...
 
Welcome to For A Living, a new podcast by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois. Each podcast, For A Living will explore a topic around work, workers, and the labor market. What is work? What is the future of employment in America? What economic research is emerging to understand trends in the economy? Join Frank Manzo IV, MPP with Professors Robert Bruno, PhD and Emily E. LB. Twarog, PhD in these engaging conver ...
 
Alan is managing partner at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, (GROCO) and is a respected leader in his field. He is also the radio show host to American Dreams. Alan's CPA firm resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves some of the most influential Venture Capitalist in the world. GROCO's core competency is advising High Net Worth individual clients in tax and financial strategies. Alan is a current member of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (S.I.E.P.R.) SIEPR’s ...
 
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On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand speaks with Peter C Earle economist at AIER. They discussed FTX, SBF, altruism, virtue signalling, ESG, CBDC, and the thread that weaves them all together. Pete is someone whose perspective you really want to hear on these topics. A former Wall Street guy, he spent over 20 years as a trader and analyst …
 
High levels of segregation can have significant impacts on communities and the individuals living in them. New research uses railroad tracks as a measure of segregation and overlays data on homicide deaths to determine if people of color living in highly segregated communities are more at risk. In this episode, Dr. Jamein Cunningham shares the find…
 
On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Thomas Hogan, Senior Research Faculty at the American Institute for Economic Research, to discuss the Sam Bankman-Fried / FTX debacle and downfall. They discussed how it came to pass, and what it means for cryptocurrency exchanges & regulation moving forward. If you enjoy the Liberty Curio…
 
In this episode of the AIER Standard, Ethan sits down with AIER Senior Faculty Ryan Yonk to discuss a plethora of topics relating to China. Ethan and Ryan have been deeply analyzing political and economic developments in US-China relations and within the Middle Kingdom itself. Throughout their research, they noticed a common theme that popular narr…
 
If a society aims at liberty, can it become more equal? On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Alex Salter, Georgie G. Snyder Associate Professor of Economics in the Rawls College of Business and the Comparative Economics Research Fellow with the Free Market Institute, both at Texas Tech University. They discussed the history o…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by author Dan Walters, and professor Lori Cox Han, to speak about the implications of a Gavin Newsom presidential run. Dan Walters has been a journalist for more than 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. He began his p…
 
On this week in 1917, Communist revolutionaries overthrew the existing Russian government and changed the world forever. In this episode, Ethan sits down with AIER Senior Faculty, Phil Magness, to discuss the writings of Karl Marx, the famous or infamous German philosopher most commonly associated with Socialist ideology. Phil is the author of The …
 
On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Phil Magness, Director of Research and Education at AIER, to discuss censorship, fact-checking, the politicization of academia, and how that affects research, corporations, and American culture. Phil also outlines how academia often produces ideologically-driven experts who then take a tec…
 
In this episode, we hear from Nidia Bañuelos about how we can better value and measure the assets that college students from low income and traditionally underserved backgrounds bring to their education and to their later careers. Bañuelos is an assistant professor in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an …
 
In this episode, Ethan speaks with AIER Visiting Fellow Professor Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn from Kozminski University in Poland. She is an expert on topics such as an emerging concept known as "open innovation," which she explains in the interview, business, and entrepreneurship. The conversation touches on waves of creative destruction in the ec…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by former state senator, Gloria Romero, on the state of US education. A forceful advocate for education reform and parental school choice, former California State Senator Gloria Romero (D-East Los Angeles) is the Founder/Executive Director of Scholarship Prep Char…
 
What could America’s economic future look like? On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with with Dr. Samuel Gregg, prolific author, Member of the Mont Pèlerin Society & Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy and Senior Research Faculty at the American Institute for Economic Research. They discussed his new book, The Next American…
 
In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Barry Brownstein, professor emeritus of Leadership and Economics, writer for AIER and the Substack called Mindset Shifts. They discussed tribalism, and how it relates to historical and modern political ideologies, the war between Russia and Ukraine, and totalitarian systems. Barry explains…
 
Labor unions receive relatively little attention in U.S. poverty research and our guest for this episode, Professor David Brady, says that this is an unfortunate omission. His research in a paper with Tom VanHeuvelen finds that being in a household with a union member and even being in a state with higher rates of union membership are both correlat…
 
In this episode, Ethan speaks with Matt Clark, an attorney at the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty. Matt and his colleagues filed a lawsuit against Alabama's business closure policies enacted during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The conversation covers his client's story, a small wine-tasting shop closed forced to shutter its doors, the legal theories b…
 
Did Lockdowns mark the end of the enlightenment era? Two years after the Great Barrington Declaration, Kate Wand sat down with one of it’s eminent authors, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerab…
 
Is bitcoin dead? David Waugh, Managing Editor at AIER, doesn’t think so. In this episode of Liberty Curious, we discussed the philosophy and intrinsic value of Bitcoin, the problems and politicization of centralized finance, the reasons BTC may have been created, and what the future might look like. Watch full episode: https://youtu.be/c0gGVYSAFQI…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Francis H Buckley, Foundation Professor at George Mason University, to speak about progressive conservatism. Frank Buckley is a Foundation Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He is a frequent media guest and has appeared on Morn…
 
In this episode, Ethan speaks with AIER's Harwood Visiting Fellow, Marcos Falcone, about Friedrich Hayek's ideas on foreign relations. Falcone's notable research on the topic includes writing an award-winning paper on Hayek's vision for a liberal international community. Although the noble laureate is best known for his economic ideas, he also appl…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Gallup's senior editor, Jeff Jones to discuss US society and economy and the state of the consumer. Jeffrey M. Jones, Ph.D., has served as a Gallup Senior Editor since 2000, overseeing research and conducting analysis for Gallup's U.S. polling and other public …
 
When it comes to cash transfer programs like welfare for single parents and especially mothers, most of the evaluation and economic modeling efforts have focused on how those programs impact the amount of paid work single parents do. However, there's been less attention to the value of parental time and how that matters for children's development. …
 
On this episode of Liberty Curious, Robert Wright, historian and senior research faculty at AIER, joins Kate Wand to discuss his new book: Fearless: Wilma Soss and America’s Forgotten Investor Movement. https://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Americas-Forgotten-Investor-Movement/dp/1958682306 Full Video Podcast: https://youtu.be/pH4B4EcjxRs Robert shares d…
 
On this episode, Ethan speaks with AIER Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy, Samuel Gregg, about the National Conservative movement, a growing faction on the American Right that advocates for more government enforcement of conservative values. The conversation covers topics such as the history of the American Right, the emergence of National …
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by President Emeritus of Chapman University, Jim Doti, to discuss the state of the US economy and the recession. Doti joined Chapman’s faculty in 1974 and founded the Center for Economic Research in 1978 (which became the Gary A. Anderson Center for Economic Resea…
 
On this episode of Liberty Curious, Thomas Hogan sat down with Kate Wand to discuss the inflation reduction act, and it’s similarities to the Green New Deal, as well as the New Deal under FDR in 1933 — a historical turning point that changed the course of the US economy, monetary systems, and the role of government to this day. Thomas is senior res…
 
The Biden administration's plan to alleviate federal student loan debt has the potential to reduce the debt of approximately 43 million Americans, and almost half of those borrowers will have their debt forgiven completely. The move has prompted praise from some, and strong criticism from others. In this episode, we’re joined by Professor Nick Hill…
 
On this episode Ethan sits down with Dorothy Chan a former AIER intern and data analyst at SupChina, a startup dedicated to providing business data on China. After discussing the fallout of the recent Taiwan visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Ethan and Dorothy discuss her paper on semiconductor industrial policy. Dorothy’s research at AIER compar…
 
IRP recently hosted Dr. Noni Gaylord-Harden, Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee, and Dr. Alvin Thomas for a webinar conversation on Youth Trauma and Resilience in Contexts of Poverty. They discussed how a growing body of research has begun to change understandings of how toxic environments can affect young people, particularly African American boys and young me…
 
Does America have a 'racial hangover'? Does the State crush Black Americans? On this episode of Liberty Curious, Dr. Rachel Ferguson, co-author of “Black Liberation Through the Marketplace: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Promise of America”, joins Kate Wand. Full Video Episode: https://youtu.be/5_GThHfEocU Dr. Ferguson is the Director of the Free Enterp…
 
On this episode of the AIER Standard Ethan sits down with Pacific Legal Foundation's Todd Gaziano, who is their Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research, to discuss the recent landmark Supreme Court Decision, West Virginia v. EPA. Todd is a veteran legal mind in the free market and classical liberal movement having previously served as a direct…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Ashwin Rangan, CIO of ICANN, and Rand Simberg, aerospace engineer to discuss the future of space. Ashwin ("Ash") Rangan joined ICANN as Chief Innovation and Information Officer (CIIO) in March 2014. He joins the ICANN staff with over 20 years of experience serv…
 
“Organizations like the World Economic Forum have been articulating what you just described since the 1990s. Schwab has been arguing for this for decades. And remember, the WEF is the place where leaders of large corporations come together with the heads of governments and big NGOs to talk about what should be happening in the world, and how the ec…
 
On this episode, Ethan speaks with AIER Senior Research Faculty Phil Magness and Research Fellow Michael Makovi to discuss their academic paper on the efficacy of lockdown policies. The discussion covers the justifications behind non-pharmaceutical interventions, commonly referred to as lockdowns, their effects, and flaws in their implementation. P…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Robert Casanova, director of industry and economic policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association, and Bill Amelio, CEO of DoubleCheck Solutions, to discuss America's need to reshore the semiconductor industry. William (Bill) Amelio was the Chief Executive Of…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by California Globe author, Soledad Ursua, and LA Daily editor, Jill Stewart, for an inside look of the LA elections. Soledad Ursúa is a principal at Orinoco Equities. She is a Los Angeles native, and an elected local official of the Venice Neighborhood Council an…
 
For this episode, we hear from Dr. Casey Stockstill about research she did to better understand economic and racial segregation in preschools. Dr. Stockstill spent time observing in two highly rated preschools in the same city: One was a Head Start location where nearly all of the children were students of color and from lower income families and t…
 
This episode of Liberty Curious Podcast features Robert Wright, historian and Senior Research Faculty at the American Institute for Economic Research. His new book, Fearless: Wilma Soss and America’s Forgotten Investor Movement, will be available on August 30th. Full Video Episode: https://youtu.be/jbq07W1-X60 Robert & Kate Wand discussed ESGs and …
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by American writer, Michael Lind, to discuss the new wave of American Leadership. Michael Lind is a professor of practice at the LBJ School. A graduate of the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program and the Law School at The University of Texas with a master's degree …
 
On this episode of the AIER Standard, Ethan Yang speaks with Law Professor David Bernstein about his work on racial classification in American law. Bernstein is the author of the forthcoming book Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America where he explores the origins and controversies surrounding the government’s involvement …
 
Ryan Yonk joins Kate Wand on Liberty Curious to discuss Public Choice theory, which James Buchanan famously described as 'politics without romance'. Video Episode: https://youtu.be/ZcxXMMRDOcI https://www.aier.org/public-choice-and-public-policy-project/ Hosted by the American Institute for Economic Research. aier.org #publicchoice #economicsexplai…
 
On this episode of the AIER Standard, Ethan Yang sits down with Will Ogilvie to discuss the threat of the tyranny of the majority and the upkeep of a free, democratic society as observed by the great Alexis de Tocqueville. Will is a Long Term Research Fellow at AIER and a professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. Ethan and Will dis…
 
Can we restore the California Dream? Join us with BizFed CEO Tracy Hernandez as she discusses what you can do as a small business owner in California . Tracy Hernandez is a narrative-transforming leader who has spent more than three decades convening and giving voice to diverse thinkers on myriad platforms. She is the Founding CEO of the Los Angele…
 
In this episode of Liberty Curious, Pete C. Earle discusses some of the lesser known costs of inflation, as well as what inflation actually is - and what really causes it. Video episode: https://youtu.be/psR9H0UTEns Visit our website: https://aier.org/​ Facebook: https://facebook.com/aierdotorg/​ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aierdotor…
 
2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work, by Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein. The book was based on interviews with low-income single moms that took place between the late 1980s and early 1990s. Edin and Lein detailed the women's household budgets, the strategies they u…
 
On this episode of the newly rebranded AIER Standard, formerly the Authors Corner, Ethan Yang speaks with Will Luther on the hot topic of inflation. Will Luther is the Director of AIER’s Sound Money Project and an economics professor at Florida Atlantic University. During this conversation, Will explains the causes and consequences of today’s infla…
 
On this episode of the Feudal Future, Joel Kotkin and Marshall sit with urban analyst Wendell Cox, and news analyst Jerry Sullivan. This episode dives deep into the new hybrid model of work and its impact on cities. Wendell Cox is an American urban policy analyst and academic, known as a leading proponent of the use of the private car over rail pro…
 
Where we get information about money and how to manage it can have long-lasting impacts on financial security and wealth accumulation. While there are some commonly shared sources of information that shape our attitudes and beliefs, there are also some significant differences across racial and ethnic groups. In this episode, Dr. Zawadi Rucks-Ahidia…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined Alex Trembath, CEO of Breakthrough Institute, and Robert Bryce, author and podcast host of Power Hungry to cover the energy crisis from the Russia-Ukraine War. Robert Bryce is a Texas-based author, journalist, podcaster, film producer, and public speaker. Over the…
 
On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by John O’Neill, author of New York Times Number One best seller Unfit for Command and (with Sarah Caton Wynne) The Fisherman’s Tomb, an Amazon Number Three best seller. This show focuses on Ukraine and the history of Russia, bioweapons, and China. John graduated …
 
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