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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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The Economics of Optimism

April 15, 2020

Vernon Smith, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics joins us on this episode to talk about the economic impact of the coronavirus and why, though we will have to push through some pain, we can be optimistic about the future.

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Sweden’s Approach to Coronavirus


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