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The Role of Religion in History – Lecture 2: Indian Religion

In the late 1980s, philosopher George Walsh gave this six-hour course on history’s most influential religions. With his characteristic erudition and humor, he covers so-called “primitive religion,” followed by Indian religion (Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism), Judaism and Christianity, and finally Islam. Disclaimer: Please be aware the audio quality in this episode may not meet our […]

Policy@McCombs with Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He joins the podcast to talk to Richard Hanania about his involvement in Operation Warp Speed, a uniquely successful federal government project. Richard asks how broadly applicable its lessons are, whether or not we could do something similar for cancer, and why economists and […]

Mike Munger: COVID-19 Interview

Mike Munger is a Professor of Political Science, and the Director of the PPE Certificate Program. His primary research focus is on the functioning of markets, regulation, and government institutions. He has taught at Dartmouth College, University of Texas, and University of North Carolina (where he was Director of the Master of Public Administration Program), […]

Emily Oster on “Cribsheet”

Emily Fair Oster is an American economist and bestselling author of “Expecting Better” and “Cribsheet”. Emily is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Brown University. P. Richard Hahn also joins the show as a guest interviewer. He is an associate professor of Statistics at ASU.  His specific research interests include regression tree methods, […]

George Walsh on Protestant Fundamentalism, Lecture 1: Theology and Epistemology

George Walsh (c.1923-2001) was one of those old-school professors who wrote little but read everything. These two lectures on Protestant Fundamentalism, delivered in the late-80s, distill decades of study of Protestant Fundamentalism with great insight and humor, handling the ideas with the same seriousness that intellectual historians normally reserve for the Great Thinkers of Western […]

Bryan Caplan Interviews Chris Rufo

Bryan Caplan interviews Chris Rufo on his best-selling *America’s Cultural Revolution*. In this wide-ranging interview, Rufo tackles some tough questions, including: How bad were the founders of critical theory, really? How fake is Continental philosophy? What would Rufo had done if he’d had Freire’s job in Guinea-Bissau? Are fanatics evil? And, does he really hate […]

Tom Gilligan on Stakeholder Capitalism

Thomas W. Gilligan is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Gilligan served as the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution from the fall of 2015 through the fall of 2020.  He is a scholar in economics and political science.

Why the Government Is the Problem

Circa 1990, the late great Milton Friedman gave this eloquent half-hour introduction to his views on economic policy. David Boaz, Cato’s executive vice-president, then moderates a free-wheeling policy conversation between Friedman, David Henderson of the Naval Post-Graduate School, Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute, and Hannes Gissurarson of the University of Iceland.

Lecture #1: The Precursors of Marxism

George Walsh (c.1923-2001) was one of those old-school professors who wrote little but read everything. These four lectures on Marxism, delivered in the mid-80s a few years before the collapse of the Soviet bloc, distill decades of study of Marxist ideas with great insight and humor. Lecture 1 covers the Marxism’s intellectual precursors; lecture 2 […]

Richard Hahn: COVID-19 Interview

Richard Hahn is an associate professor of Statistics at ASU. He develops probability models and computational techniques for applied data analysis, with a focus on the behavioral, social, and health sciences. His specific research interests include regression tree methods, causal inference from observational data, and foundations of statistics. Hear what Richard Hahn, professor of Statistics, […]