Episode 492

WAL Daily 38: The Green New Deal, Climate Change, and Skeptics Stance with Max Gulker

December 21st, 2018

48 mins 39 secs

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Wow! What a year! This will be the final episode of The Brian Nichols Show for 2018! But don't you worry, I have a special episode in store for you next week from my appearance on a different podcast... a podcast hosted by a dear friend of The Brian Nichols Show.

To wrap up the 2018 season of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Max Gulker from the American Institute for Economic Research! Max is an economist over AIER and has holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation.

Max joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss one of his latest pieces from AIER- "The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal". With the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her promoting of the "Green New Deal", Max took an economist's look at the topic to see the true economic consequences of passing a "Green New Deal" versus letting the market decide what the best solution would be.

We also take some time to discuss Max's background, as he came to libertarianism from the left-side of the political isle.

With that, I hope you enjoy this week's episode! It has been an absolute pleasure sharing these 50 episodes with you during 2018. I cannot wait to kick things off strong in 2019! Have a safe and happy holiday with you friends, family, and loved ones.

Max's Bio: Max Gulker is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2015. His research often focuses on free markets and technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, and internet commerce. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, especially on blockchain technology. Max’s research and writing also touch on other economic topics, including governance, competition, and small businesses.

Max holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation.

*Find Max Online- *
Email: Max.Gulker@aier.org
Website: https://www.aier.org/staff/max-gulker-phd
Twitter: @maxgAIER

Link to Max's Article Discussed on this Week's Show-
The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal: https://www.aier.org/article/inconvenient-truth-about-green-new-deal

(Here's some additional articles from Max!)-
The Dangerous Fantasy of a ‘Jobs Guarantee’: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dangerous-fantasy-of-a-jobs-guarantee-1542239737
Over Half of Millennials Identify as Socialist. Here’s How to Change Their Minds: https://www.aier.org/article/over-half-millennials-identify-socialist-heres-how-change-their-minds

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