Economist Dr. Edward Lopez joins Matt Kibbe to discuss the fundamental insights of Nobel laureate James Buchanan and his public choice theory, namely that politicians are just as self-interested as anyone else. Lopez goes on to explain why government assistance programs so often fail, why elected officials don’t keep their promises, and why some regulations actually benefit the corporations they are supposed to restrain.
Dr. Edward Lopez is professor of economics and the BB&T distinguished professor of capitalism at Western Carolina University. He teaches classes in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and ethics of capitalism, and he oversees the BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Programs. He previously taught public choice, intellectual property, and other courses at San Jose State University and the University of North Texas. In this speech, on what would have been the late economist Milton Friedman's 103rd birthday, Lopez discusses "Prospects for Pro-Market Reform: A View From 1962."
Dr. Edward Lopez is professor of economics and the BB&T distinguished professor of capitalism at Western Carolina University. He teaches classes in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and ethics of capitalism, and he oversees the BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Programs. He previously taught public choice, intellectual property, and other courses at San Jose State University and the University of North Texas. In this speech, on what would have been the late economist Milton Friedman's 103rd birthday, Lopez discusses "Prospects for Pro-Market Reform: A View From 1962."
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2 hours, 48 minutes