By Foundation for Economic Education
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The Foundation for Economic Education proudly presents our weekly show FEEcast, a lively and intelligent exploration of today’s most interesting stories and issues through the clarifying lens of economic thinking.
||CleanWhat Is the True Meaning of the Fourth of July?||When we celebrate the Fourth of July, what are we truly celebrating? Is it our country’s government and whatever policies it happens to pursue? Or is it the ideals upon which the country was founded? What are those ideals and what has been the...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Adults Tattle on Child Entrepreneurs||A lady the internet has dubbed “Permit Patty” recently called the police to report an 8-year-old entrepreneur for selling water bottles without a permit. Why do so many have such a deeply ingrained permission-based mindset and predilection to...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs It Okay to be Incredible?||Pixar’s Incredibles 2 recently had the biggest opening of all time for an animated film. In the first Incredibles being super is stigmatized and only mediocrity is acceptable. Is that so different from the real world? Recounting memories from their...||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Land a Job Without a College Degree||FEEcast is thrilled to have TK Coleman as our guest in this special episode recorded at FEEcon 2018. TK is the co-founder and Education Director of Praxis, a company that offers young people an alternative program to college that includes a...||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfrica Needs Freedom, Not Hand-Me-Downs||FEEcast is honored to have Magatte Wade as our guest in this special episode recorded at FEEcon 2018. Magatte is a Senegalese entrepreneur and the founder of skin is skin. She is also the subject of an upcoming documentary short in FEE’s “How We...||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Domino’s Pizza Is Paving Roads||Domino’s Pizza is paving over potholes to preserve the cheesy integrity of their pies. Is it just a PR stunt? A sincere gesture of goodwill? Or is it also in their economic interest? Do roads and other “infrastructure” goods need to be provided...||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCapitalism Isn’t Only for Capitalists||Capitalism is a top trending search term. What does it actually mean? Is it an economic system run by capitalists or swayed by consumers? Does it benefit capital at the expense of labor or is it responsible for the rising living standards or workers...||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Socialism Devastated My Country||FEEcast welcomes freedom activist Jorge A. Jraissati, a recent émigré to America from Venezuela, which is suffering a horrific economic and humanitarian crisis. In a recent video, HBO’s John Oliver, sitting in a market economy’s lap of luxury,...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Socialism the Best or Worst Ism?||Did you know the word “liberalism” used to mean the opposite of what it does now? In this episode, the FEEcast gang discuss how that happened as well as the meanings of the words “progressivism” and “socialism.” They also explore socialism..||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarvel Movie Economics — Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther||In this episode, FEEcast has its first guest! We welcome Sean Malone, Director of Media at FEE and creator of the hit YouTube video “What’s Wrong with Wakanda.” Sean and crew discuss what superheroes can teach us about economics, politics, and...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeace, Love, and Cultural Appropriation||McDonald’s in North Korea? Chinese dresses in Utah? Are such cross-cultural remixes cause for offense or celebration? Is militarism or trade the best answer to tyranny? Is cultural emulation a form of appropriation or appreciation? These questions...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy the Population Bomb Never Goes Boom||There’s a bomb that keeps ticking but never goes boom: the population bomb. For centuries, pessimists have predicted that population growth will overwhelm the planet’s resources and lead to an ecological armageddon. Yet, time and again, their...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWould You Give Up the Internet for a Million Dollars?||FEEcast | Episode #1||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|