Words & Numbers


About this podcast

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

Join the conversation

Episode Thumbnail

What’s Up With the National Debates?

August 28, 2019

If you haven’t seen either of the previous Democratic primary debates, here’s a summary: Twenty candidates debate free health care and slavery reparations, among other things. Instead of talking about eliminating the federal debt, the candidates talk about adding to it. Additionally, the top candidates don’t get to debate the issues fully. All this raises a few questions: Who’s in charge of choosing the broadcast networks? The moderators? The questions asked? What effect do these choices have on the quality of the debates? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they discuss the primary debates and more in this special episode of Words & Numbers featuring bonus material.

Show your support for Words & Numbers at Patreon

Quick hits

Monopoly socialism

NASA plans mission to a gold asteroid

Foolishness of the week

Minneapolis bans drive thrus

Topic of the week: Democratic debates

Reporter bias ratings

DNC is a private corporation

Candidates-The Atlantic


Polling numbers

Ford-Carter debate

All Shows

Invisible Hands

Popular YouTube host Kevin Lieber (VSauce2) hosts this informative and entertaining video series designed to introduce key concepts of economics to younger audiences through credible arguments, comedy... And puppets!

Connect with FEE