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Arnold Kling is an economist and the author of the book The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across Political Divides. His substack, In My Tribe, explores many areas of economics and policy. Today, he talks to us about the divide in politics, explaining the need for his book and giving current examples. We explore affective polarization and the rise of polarization generally. 
Randy Simmons is the author of Beyond Politics and the director of the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University. Today, we talk about the field of public choice economics or, as economist James Buchanan calls it, "politics without romance". What exactly is Beyond Politics? What is a market failure? What is a government failure? Tune in for the answers to these questions and more. 
Brian Knight, director of Innovation and Governance and a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, talks to us today about woke capitalism. What is woke capitalism? Is this debate new? Will it benefit companies or backfire? Listen for all that and more. 
Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration. Today we talk about the United States's response to COVID-19 and the silencing of dissenting voices in the scientific community in the time of this national emergency. 
Philip Klein, author of two books and editor of National Review Online, talks to us today about the unprecedented move by Florida governor Ron DeSantis and the legislature to revoke Disney's special district status. We explore what special district status is, why this happened, what this means for conservatives (and the birth of fight club conservatives), and whether this is a threat to free speech. 
Henry Clark, professor and program director of the Political Economy Project at Dartmouth College, talks to us today about the French and Scottish enlightenments. We talk about intellectuals who influenced Adam Smith and their influence on him, and discuss Smith's originality. 
Kenneth Elzinga, Robert C Taylor Professor of Economics at UVA , author, and antitrust expert,  talks to us today about teaching economics, the importance of Christianity to his life and profession, and his work with antitrust. 
Chris Coyne is an economics professor at George Mason University and the author of several books, including Manufacturing Militarism: US Government Propaganda in the War on Terror, coauthored with Abigail Hall. Today we talk about the US war on terror, propaganda, and its implications for free society. 
Jason Brennan, professor of business ethics at Georgetown University and author of many, many books, talks to us today about the book he coauthored with Chris Surprenant,  Injustice for All: How Financial Incentives Corrupted and Can Fix the US Criminal Justice System, and the distorting incentives in all areas of the criminal justice system. 
Josh Rauh, professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior fellow at Hoover Institution, talks to us today about his career journey, what public pensions are, the public pension crisis, and more. 
Lauren Hall is professor and chair of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology and a prolific author. Her most recent book, The Medicalization of Birth and Death, was published in 2019.She joins host Juliette Selgren to talk about the medicalization of birth in recent history; the role of hospitals, regulation, and liability; and young people's lack of appreciation for complexity.
James Otteson is a business ethics professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of several books, including What Adam Smith Knew.  He talks to us about Adam Smith, his life, ideas, and notable works. Also, I recently moved to Liberty Fund's , go check it out!
Abby Hall is an associate professor in economics at Bellarmine University and co-author of many books on defense in America with Chris Coyne. Their latest book is called Manufacturing Militarism: US Government Propaganda in the War on Terror. Today we talk about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, a.k.a military drones), including the history of their use and the many consequences that come along with them. 
Gary Leff, the chief financial officer at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and writer of View From the Wing, talks to us about airlines, airline bailouts, and travel tips. 
Jason Fichtner, the vice president and chief economist at the Bipartisan Policy Center, talks to us about social security, how it works, and the future of the program. 
Today I talk with Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, contributing editor of National Journal and The Atlantic and author of many books including Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought. We discuss his newest book, The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth, and the lack of free speech culture on college campuses. 
Todd Zywicki is a professor of Law at George Mason University, Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and former Executive Director of the GMU Law and Economics Center. He has been on The Great Antidote previously to discuss the field of law and economics, and today we discuss the importance of federalism, the original structure of the legislative branch, and how the 17th amendment changed that structure. 
Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor in chief of Reason Magazine, joins us in the first episode of season three to discuss libertarianism, Reason Magazine, and voting. 
Season Two Finale

Season Two Finale


The tables are turned for the Season 2 Finale of the Great antidote, and Juliette is the one being interviewed by her podcast producer Ian Nemelka. Thank you to everyone for listening. We will be back in 2022!
Ike Brannon, former economic advisor to the U.S. Treasury and Senior Fellow at the Jack Kemp Foundation, joins us this week to discuss disaster relief, FEMA, insurance, and the future of disaster policy in the United States.
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