Tuesday, December 22, 2020

DOM GIORDANO FROM 1210 WPHT IN PHILADELPHIA IS OUR GUEST HOST

He talks about the latest news developments surrounding the pandemic, coronavirus relief and actions by President Trump to call on Congress to approve more stimulus money for Americans.

Our guest is Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and former Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers CASEY MULLIGAN Ph.D.

WEBSITE: https://www.hoover.org

Mulligan was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Mulligan, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993 and has also served as a visiting professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. He is codirector of the Health Economics Initiative at the Becker-Friedman Institute. Mulligan served as Chief Economist of the White House Council of Economic Advisers during 2018 and 2019. He has received awards and fellowships from the Manhattan Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation. His research covers capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, health economics, Social Security, voting, and the economics of aging. Mulligan has written widely on discrepancies between economic analysis and conventional wisdom.  He is the author of Side Effects and Complications: Economic Consequences of Health-Care Reform, The Redistribution Recession, and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality. He has also written numerous op-eds and blog entries for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, blogsupplyanddemand.com, and other blogs and periodicals.

President of the National Association of Scholars. A former professor of anthropology and college provost PETER WOOD is also our guest to talk about his book: 

1620: A CRITICAL RESPONSE TO THE 1619 PROJECT

Publisher: Encounter Books (November 17, 2020)

When and where was America founded? Was it in Virginia in 1619, when a pirate ship landed a group of captive Africans at Jamestown? So asserted the New York Times in August 2019 when it announced its 1619 Project. The Times set out to transform history by tracing American institutions, culture, and prosperity to that pirate ship and the exploitation of African Americans that followed. A controversy erupted, with historians pushing back against what they say is a false narrative conjured out of racial grievance. This book sums up what the critics have said and argues that the proper starting point for the American story is 1620, with the signing of the Mayflower Compact aboard ship before the Pilgrims set foot in the Massachusetts wilderness. A nation as complex as ours, of course, has many starting points, most notably the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the quintessential ideas of American self-government and ordered liberty grew from the deliberate actions of the Mayflower immigrants in 1620. Schools across the country have already adopted the Times’ radical revision of history as part of their curricula. The stakes are high. Should children be taught that our nation is a four-hundred-year-old system of racist oppression? Or should they learn that what has always made America exceptional is our pursuit of liberty and justice for all?

PETER W. WOOD is the author of several books about American culture, including Diversity:

WEBSITE: https://www.nas.org/

The Invention of a Concept (2003) and A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now (2007). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Academic Questions and a widely published essayist. In 2019, he received the Jeane Kirkpatrick Prize for contributions to academic freedom.