The Debt Dialogues [Episode 46]: Lawrence W. Reed on Myths of Progressivism

The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Lawrence W. Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, on his new book Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism. Topics covered include:

  • The inherent conflict between economic equality and political equality
  • How the minimum wage actually hurts the people it is supposed to help
  • Why government spending doesn’t lead to prosperity
  • How to effectively defend capitalism

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