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Words & Numbers
Words & Numbers
Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan

Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words... more

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Episodes

The End of the Experiment in Unlimited Government

For one-hundred years, the United States has been conducting an experiment in unlimited government wherein politicians spend far beyond the... more

22 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Episode 279: The Pain of Drug Laws

Critics of drug laws focus on the costs, both in dollars and lives, of incarcerating people for an act that... more

15 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
Episode 278: Consumers' Hidden Profit

We all see the profits companies make when they sell things for more than it cost them to produce. Companies... more

08 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Episode 277: UNC Wilmington: Cooperation & Coercion, Pt. 2

James and I were invited to kick off UNC Wilmington’s annual Business Week with a live recording of Words &... more

01 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
Episode 276: UNC Wilmington: Cooperation & Coercion, Pt. 1

James and I were invited to kick off UNC Wilmington’s annual Business Week with a live recording of Words &... more

25 May 2022 · 38 minutes
Episode 275: Economics Is About A Lot More Than Money

Most of what the public knows about economics is really macroeconomics - the field of economics that deals with interest... more

18 May 2022 · 39 minutes
Episode 274: The CBO Predicts the Future

The Congressional Budget Office is the government entity that produces forecasts about the effects of new taxes and spending on... more

11 May 2022 · 30 minutes
Episode 273: Markets With Limits, Pt. 2

There are some things that people have an emotional reaction to buying and selling: sex, body parts, votes. There are... more

04 May 2022 · 25 minutes
Episode 272: Markets With Limits, Pt. 1

There are some things that people have an emotional reaction to buying and selling: sex, body parts, votes. There are... more

27 Apr 2022 · 39 minutes
Episode 271: Our Dual Natures

Humans have dual natures. We are, simultaneously, individuals and members of a shared society. That each of us should be... more

20 Apr 2022 · 28 minutes
Words & Numbers
The End of the Experiment in Unlimited Government
Words & Numbers