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Insightful weekly commentary on news & current events from economist Antony Davies and political scientist James R. Harrigan.

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Are Hot Button Issues Actually Important?

June 5, 2019

If life is an inalienable right, does that take the death penalty off the table? Is there really a need for social safety nets? Taxation, the Articles of Confederation, the Postal Service, and more come together this week as James Harrigan and Antony Davies explore their ambivalence (it doesn’t mean what you might think it does) on many controversial topics on this week’s episode of Words & Numbers.

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Show Notes:

Arthur Laffer awarded Medal of Freedom

The top half of income earners pay 97% of the federal taxes

Spelling Bee winners

Foolishness of the week

UBI could solve childhood obesity

Topic of the week: Ambivalence

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