Feb 2, 2021 • 1HR 19M

Getting Hayekian

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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Thanks to international supply chains, Scott Lincicome’s Five Timer gold jacket is in the mail today as he joins Jonah to discuss a whole panoply of economic trends. Scott and Jonah talk about some of his observations from his posts as a fellow Dispatch-er with his Capitolism newsletter, as well as through his role at Cato where he has just put out a ton of research refuting the too-clever-by-half idea that the government can seize the manufacturing industry for national security reasons. The guys also discuss how COVID has essentially reversed the consumer side of the American economy. (“The pandemic has temporarily converted us into a country that buys goods instead of services”), and they even manage to get in some Hayek (peace be upon him).

Show Notes:

-“Five Timers Club”

-Scott’s newsletter, Capitolism

-Democrats trying to push through $15 minimum wage

-Tom Sowell on the minimum wage

-More from Less by Andrew McAfee

-Scott’s latest for Cato

-Scott’s take on the ‘deindustrialization’ myth

-A rundown on the National Technology Industrial Base

-U.S. ventilator overproduction

-Sherrod Brown’s “Buy American” push to the Biden administration

-Jonah: Thank globalism for COVID response, not nationalism

-Jonah, microcosms, and macrocosms

-Invisible Wealth by Nick Schulz and Arnold Kling

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