December 1

Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein, professor of law at NYU School of Law & University of Chicago Law School, on why income inequality helps the poor, and why progressive institutions like Social Security are unsustainable.

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December 2

Peter Schiff

Free Form Friday, guided by the best callers in talk radio!

Cliff’s Notes Recap Weekly Recap for 11-28-11 to 12-02-11

  • Monday You need to look at the spending, not just the taxes, to get a clear picture.
  • Tuesday Giving people an incentive to not work hurts the economy.
  • Wednesday Central banks around the world are inflating their currencies and cutting interest rates
  • Thursday One in six FHA loans are delinquent, so expect a massive bailout soon.
  • Friday Businesses don’t operate so they can break even.
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December 5

John Makin

John Makin

John Makin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and former consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, CBO, and IMF — on how central banks might help save Europe.

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December 6

Christian Weller

Christian Weller

Christian Weller, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress & co-author of Retirement Income: The Crucial Role of Social Security, on why a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be just the thing to get Wall St. working again; ALSO, why government should narrow America’s income gap.

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December 7

Julian Heicklen

Julian Heicklen

Julian Heicklen, retired Penn State University chemistry professor, on his arrest for distributing leaflets notifying New Yorkers of their rights as jurors.

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December 8

Veronique de Rugy

Veronique de Rugy

Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center & columnist for Reason Magazine, on why Obama’s missing the big picture in Europe, the failed stimulus of infrastructure spending, and why sequestration’s impact on defense spending is no big deal.

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December 9

Peter Schiff

Free Form Friday, guided by the best callers in talk radio!

Cliff’s Notes Recap Weekly Recap for 12-05-11 to 12-09-11

  • Monday The government is using the threat of terrorism to take away our rights.
  • Tuesday The USPS will now require two days to deliver mail.
  • Wednesday Obama claims that capitalism doesn’t work.
  • Thursday Haiti’s government system is a Michael Moore paradise.
  • Friday The Unified Trade Deficit for the year is over $500 billion in the red.
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December 12

Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein, founder of the Center for Industrial Progress & former fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, on Obama’s 60 Minutes claim that he’s not redistributing wealth, the environmental issues surrounding energy, and the connection between energy and liberty

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December 13

Marc Goldwein

Marc Goldwein

Marc Goldwein, senior policy analyst for the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation & former associate director of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, on why the best way to finance a payroll tax cut requires neither spending cuts or tax hikes (hint: it rhymes with stagflation!).

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December 14

Jason Fichtner

Jason Fichtner

Jason Fichtner, former deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration & senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee, on politically pragmatic ways to overhaul entitlements.

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December 15

Robert Higgs

Robert Higgs

Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson

Tom Woods guest hostingĂ–Robert Higgs, senior fellow in political economy at the Independent Institute and editor of the Independent Review, on whether a new administration can salvage America’s economy.

Mark Sisson, fitness author and proprietor of MarksDailyApple.com, on why we need to all embrace the caveman lifestyle.

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December 16

Peter Schiff

Free Form Friday, guided by the best callers in talk radio!

Cliff’s Notes Recap Weekly Recap for 12-12-11 to 12-16-11

  • Monday A free market would not let Bank of America keep homes vacant.
  • Tuesday Newt Gingrich claims to be conservative, yet hails Roosevelt.
  • Wednesday The stimulus was meant to lower unemployment, but quite the contrary took place.
  • Thursday Always beware beloved Presidents.
  • Friday Corzine should face criminal charges
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December 19

Jim Pethokoukis

Jim Pethokoukis

Jim Pethokoukis, columnist for the American Enterprise Institute and CNBC contributor, on the payroll tax deal and its hidden impact on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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December 20

John Steele Gordon

John Steele Gordon

John Steele Gordon, author & contributing editor at American Heritage, on why there can never be another gold standard.

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December 21

Ann Barnhardt

Ann Barnhardt

Ann Barnhardt, former CEO of Barnhardt Capital Management, on why she shut her firm down in the wake of MF Global’s collapse.

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December 22

Yalman Onaran

Yalman Onaran

Yalman Onaran, financial reporter for Bloomberg News, on his new book, Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations Are Crippling the Global Economy (Bloomberg).

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December 23

Peter Schiff

The Peter Schiff Show was on holiday break
until January 2, 2012

Cliff’s Notes Recap Weekly Recap for 12-05-11 to 12-09-11

  • Monday The US deficit is cancerous if left alone.
  • Tuesday Housing starts show a 25% surge in multi-family homes.
  • Wednesday Taxing the wealthy will curb their investment behavior.
  • Thursday ECB opening up the spigots will only make the problem bigger.
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