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A data-driven conversation on policy and economics. Policy@McCombs is produced by the Salem Center for Policy at The McCombs School of Business.

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Fossil Future: The Epstein/Caplan/Hanson Conversation

Bryan Caplan and Robin Hanson interview – and challenge – Alex Epstein about his controversial new book, *Fossil Future*.  How many “climate denialists” really exist – and what should they take away from Epstein’s book?  How widespread is the view that “nature is sacred” – and what’s the best way to deal with it?  Why […]

January 19, 2023

Lecture #4 Marxist Polotics

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 […]

November 15, 2022

Lecture #3 Marxist Economics

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 […]

November 15, 2022

Lecture #2: Marxist Philosophy

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 […]

November 15, 2022

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 […]

November 15, 2022

Bryan Caplan Interviews Princeton Dissident Sergiu Klainerman

Sergiu Klainerman is Princeton University’s most vocal and articulate dissident professor. Find out what this famed mathematician, a refugee from Communist Romania, thinks about (a) how the Marxist-Leninism education of his youth compares to the woke education of today, (b) the decline of academic freedom and intellectual meritocracy at Princeton and higher ed generally, and […]

November 6, 2022

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 […]

October 5, 2022

Palestine, Poverty, and Neoliberalism: The Journey with Luigi Achilli Continues

Part one of the conversation with Luigi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKwZqNOeGg4

August 17, 2022

Human Smuggling: Just the Facts!  A Journey with Luigi Achilli

Human Smuggling is Underrated substack Luigi Achilli’s cv

August 10, 2022
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