EconVersations

EconVersations is a program that explores the role of free markets in promoting prosperity through conversations with Johnson Center faculty and guests.

Past Episodes

Episode 95: Christy Bronson and Dan Smith on Payday Lending

Episode 94: Lenore Ealy on Philanthropy

Episode 93: John Dove on Predatory Pricinng and Standard Oil 

Episode 92: Adam MacLeodon on Common Law

Episode 91: Walter Williams on Economics, Politics, and Liberty

Episode 90: Laura Dove on Arbitration 

Episode 89: Courtney Michaluk on Corporate Inversions

Episode 88: Dr. Daniel Sutter and Dr. Daniel Smith on Medicaid 

Episode 87: Dr. Steve Miller on Inequality  

Episode 86: Dr. Dean Stansel on State and Local Economic Freedom

Episode 85: Dr. John A. Dove and Dr. Daniel Smith on Alabama Tax and Budget Issues

Episode 84: Dr. Daniel Sutter and Dr. Daniel Smith on Spend Don't Tax Politicians

Episode 83: Dr. G.P. Manish on Central Planning

Episode 82: Troy University economics major Sean Alvarez and Dr. Daniel Smith on Proposals to Reduce or Even Eliminate College Tuition

Episode 81: Dr. Stephen Miller and Dr. Daniel Smith on the Economics of Christmas

Episode 80: Dr. Daniel Smith and Paul Lichlyter on Inequality

Episode 79: Dr. George Crowley on Public Choice and Elections

Episode 78: Dr. G.P. Manish on Entrepreneurship

Episode 77: Dr. Michael Makowsky on the Economics of Law Enforcement

Episode 76: Laura Dove on Tort Reform

Episode 75: Dr. Stephen Miller on Economics Views and Fallacies

Episode 74: Dr. Daniel Smith on the Ex-Im Bank and Cronyism

Episode 73: Dr. John Dove on lessons from municipal defaults

Episode 72: Troy University economics major Olivia Melton and Dr. Daniel J. Smith on Uber in Birmingham

Episode 71: Dr. Steve Miller on Alabama's Budget

Episode 70: Dr. Philip Mixon on oil markets

Episode 69: Dr Daniel Smith on Informal Norms in Sports

Episode 68: Dr. Malavika Nair on Bitcoin

Episode 67: Dr. Daniel Smith interviews Dr. Daniel Sutter on climate change

Episode 66: Dr. George Crowley and Dr. John Dove on economic freedom

Episode 65: Mr. Lawrence Reed on Government Regulation

Episode 63: Dr. Daniel Smith interviews Dr. Daniel Sutter on the market assurance of quality

Episode 62: Dr. Thomas Hogan on stock markets

Episode 61: Dr. William J. Luther on money

Episode 60: Dr. Daniel J. Smith on Alabama's budget gap

Episode 59: Dr. G. P. Manish on entrepreneurship 

Episode 58: Dr. John A. Dove on improving regulation in Alabama

Episode 57: Dr. George Crowley on reforming Alabama's economic incentive programs

Episode 56: Dr. Thomas Hogan on American manufacturing

Episode 55: Dr. John A. Dove on reforming Alabama's legal system

Episode 54: Dr. Michael Munger on transaction costs

Episode 52: Dr. G. P. Manish on central planning in India

Episode 51: Dr. Edward Lopez discusses intellectual property in the fashion industry

Episode 50: Dr. John Dove discusses antitrust enforcement by state attorney generals

Episode 49: Dr. Fred Green discusses the economics of college football

Episode 47: Dr. Daniel Smith and Troy University MBA Studetn Robin Aguiar-Hicks discuss school service privatization in Alabama

Episode 46: Dr. Daniel Sutter on taking out the trash

Episode 45: Dr. Scott Beaulier on state pension reform in Alabama

Episode 44: Dr. Daniel Smith on occupational licensing in Alabama

Episode 43: Dr. Diana Thomas on the impact of regulation on low-income Americans

Episode 42: Dr. George Crowley on term limits

Episode 41: Dr. G.P. Manish on regime uncertainty

Episode 40: Dr. Daniel Smith and Dr. Scott Beaulier on personal freedom

Episode 39: Dr. Scott Beaulier interviews Dr. Sutter on environmental regulation

Episode 38: Dr. Daniel Smith on wage stagnation

Episode 37: Dr. Derek Yonai on economic freedom and business education

Episode 36: Dr. Thomas Hogan on financial regulation and the financial crisis

Episode 48: Dr. Scott Beaulier and Dr. Daniel Smith discuss K-12 education reform in Alabama

Episode 35: Dr. Scott Beaulier and Dr. Phillip Mixon on Medicaid expansion in Alabama

Episode 34: Dr. Malavika Nair on Bitcoin

Episode 33: Dr. William Ruger on economic and personal freedom in the United States

Episode 32: Dr. Malavika Nair on Austrian business cycles

Episode 31: M. Stanton Evans on economic journalism

Episode 30: Dr. Daniel Smith and Robert Earl Stewart on the Federal Reserve. 

Episode 29: Dr. George Crowley on term limits. 

Episode 28: Dr. Daniel Sutter on welfare reform.

Episode 27: Dr. Scott Beaulier on the Medicaid expansion in Alabama.

Episode 26: Dr. John A. Dove and Dr. Daniel J. Smith discuss the minimum wage.

Episode 23: Dr. G. P. Manish discusses central planning in India.

Episode 24: Dr. Benjamin Powell discusses sweatshops.

Episode 22: Dr. John A. Dove discusses muncipal bankruptcy.

Episode 21: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. Skip Ames on ethics and entrepreneurship

Episode 20: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. Thomas Hogan on Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve

Episode 19: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. Daniel Sutter on torandoes and natural disasters

Episode 18: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Brad McGlawn and Hannah Favre on Troy University's Students for Liberty Club

Episode 17: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. Daniel Sutter on the Economics of Tornado Disaster Recovery Efforts

Episode 16: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. James Stacey Taylor on the Organ-Trading Market

Episode 15: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. George Crowley on Earmarking Tax Revenue

Episode 14: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Doug French, President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute

Episode 13: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Andrea Dean-Crowley on Wal-Mart's Effect on Self-Employment and Small Businesses

Episode 12: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. Daniel Smith on Tornado Recovery Efforts on Businesses (Joplin, MO vs. Tuscaloosa, AL)

Episode 11: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, on the Great Depression

Episode 10: Dr. Daniel Sutter with Dr. Scott Beaulier on Pension Reform

Episode 9: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. Daniel Smith and Darrick Luke on the Alabama Immigration Law

Episode 8: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Dr. Robert Lawson on Economic Freedom

Episode 7: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Manuel H. Johnson Center's Dr. Judson Edwards on Hayek and the new form of servitude

Episode 6: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Manuel H. Johnson Center's Dr. George Crowley on the growth of government spending

Episode 5: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Manuel H. Johnson Center's Dr. Daniel Sutter on the Federal Government's growing entitlement programs, social security and Medicare

Episode 4: Dr. Scott Beaulier with former BB&T CEO John Allison on the recent financial crisis

Episode 3: Dr. Scott Beaulier with Manuel H. Johnson Center's Dr. Daniel Smith on capitalism, democracy and the role of prices in free markets

Episode 2: Dr. Scott Beaulier with M. Stanton Evans on the history of conservatism

Episode 1: Dr. Scott Beaulier on the relationship between economic freedom and prosperity

Last Updated: 7/27/2016