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Words and Numbers Podcast

Fundamentals of Economics

Macroeconomics and Public Policy

Macroeconomic Topics

How Large is the Federal Debt?
Deficit Day
What happens when we tax corporations?
Taxes and Incentives
Historical Tax Rates versus Historical Tax Revenue
Average Tax Rates versus Marginal Tax Rates
Taxes, Welfare, and the Poverty Trap
 Who Pays the Most Taxes?
Taxes and Transfers

Policy Topics

Is the federal debt unsustainable?

International Women’s Day 

The Truth Behind the Affordable Care Act 
Housing Foreclosures and Bank Bailouts (Johnny Rocket)

An Economist’s View on Trade, Public Transportation, Abortion, Bitcoin, Etc. 

Environmental Protection: The Surprising Solution 
Conventional Wisdom versus the Data 
Stupid Alcohol Laws 
Anarchast: More Freedom Equals More Wealth and Equality 
Gender Equality and Economic Freedom 
Raising the Minimum Wage 
Role of Government Debate (FEE) 
Minimum Wage Debate (RealNews)
Bank Bailouts, Social Security, and National Debt (The BlazeTV)  
The Economics of Zombies 
The Case for Tax Simplification 
America’s Economic Outlook (The BlazeTV) 
Budget Deficit to Drop? (The BlazeTV) Government Now the Biggest Lender (The BlazeTV)
The Failure of Progressive Economics (The BlazeTV) 
What’s So Great About Economic Freedom? 

Working with Big Government
Why Cut Spending? 
Why Not Raise Taxes? 
Will Raising Taxes Balance the Budget? 
Defining Personhood (Huff Post Live)What Can We Cut to Balance the Budget? 
Does Stimulus Spending Work 2? 
Would Taxing the Rich Fix the Deficit? 
The Student Loan Crisis 
Are Low Interest Rates Good? 
Social Security versus Private Retirement 
Does Government Have a Revenue or a Spending Problem? 
Will Higher Tax Rates Balance the Budget? 
Does the Minimum Wage Hurt Workers? 
Why Not Print More Money? 
Robbing the Future with Budget Deficits 
Funding Government by the Minute 
What if the Federal Debt Were Yours? 

If Government Ordered Your Lunch, What Would You Get? 
What Are the Dangers of Too Much Debt? 
Does Government Spending Create Economic Growth? 
How Big is the US Debt? 
Does Stimulus Spending Work 1? 
Liberalism, Conservatism, and Freedom 
Unintended Consequences of Price Controls 
Markets: Exploitation or Empowerment? 
Social Security versus Private Accounts 
The Economics of Higher Education (House of Representatives) 
The Economics of High-Skilled Immigration (House of Representatives) 
The Impact of Immigration on Jobs and Income 
What Does the Rising Cost of Health Care Buy Us? 
Can We Balance the Budget by Raising Taxes? 
How Many People Are Uninsured? 
Is Social Security Bankrupt? 
The Laws of Economics 
The Budget Shortfall (NightTalk PCNC) 
The Tragedy of the Commons (set to dance) 

Thinking and Communicating

Philosophy of Liberty

Communicating Liberty


Supply and Demand in Overview

Supply and Demand in Overview
Market Dynamics
Income elasticity
Supply and Demand in Detail: Complements and Substitutes
Cross elasticity
Price elasticity

Consumer Choice

Consumer Choice
Budget Constraint
Optimal Consumption Combination
Deriving Demand
Indifference and Utility

Producer Choice

Producer Choice 
The Stages of Production 
Total, Average, and Marginal Product 
Short Run and Long Run Costs 
Total, Variable, Fixed, Average, and Marginal Costs 
Profit Maximization Output 
Optimal Input Combination 
Producer Choice for Price Setters and Price Takers 

Industry Structure: Competition to Monopoly

Industry Structure: Competition to Monopoly 
Market Demand versus Firm Demand 
Pricing for Price Takers versus Price Setters 
Oligopoly: Profit Maximization Efficiency 
Price Discrimination 
What Are Natural and Artificial Monopolies? 
Monopoly: Profit Maximization and Efficiency 
What Is Monopolistic Competition? 
What is Perfect Competition? 
Perfect Competition: Profit Maximization and Efficiency 
What Are Oligopolies and Cartels? 

Consumer and Producer Surplus

Consumer and Producer Surplus 
Taxes and Markets 
Price Controls 
The Minimum Wage 

Public Goods and Common Resources

Public Goods and Common Resources 
Banning Smoking 
Tragedy of the Commons 
Tragedy of the Commons Experiment 
Externalities: Marginal Social Benefit and Marginal Social Cost 


Introduction to Probabilities

Marginal, Joint, Disjoint, and Conditional Probabilities
Binomial Distribution
Venn Diagrams and Probability Tables
Bayes’ Theorem

Random Variables and Probability Distributions

Random Variables and Probability
Estimating Probabilities Using the Normal Distributions
Using the Normal Distribution to Locate the Stochastic Variable
Estimating Probabilities Using

the t-Distribution
Determining From Which Distribution an Observation Likely Came
The Central Limit


Confidence Intervals for Observations

Confidence Intervals for Observationss
Confidence Intervals for a Difference

in Means
Confidence Intervals for Means
Confidence Intervals for a Difference in Proportions
Confidence Intervals for Proportions

Hypothesis Tests

Hypothesis Tests

Hypothesis Test for a Variance
Hypothesis Test for a Mean

Hypothesis Test for a Difference in Means
Hypothesis Test for a Proportion

Hypothesis Test for a Difference in Proportions