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Free Market Policy

Freedom And Free Enterprise

Congressman Sean Casten’s belief that more government equals more freedom is at odds with the voters in the 6th District, according to Jeanne Ives. Former State Rep. and candidate for governor, Jeanne Ives joins Dan and Amy to discuss why she is running for Congress and why she thinks she’s the best person to take on the big government politicians in D.C.

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The Resurrection Of Socialism

With our current economy thriving, why is there a revival of socialism? Why does the current generation strongly believe in a system that is widely known for failing? Are we reaping the consequences of handing over the education system to the left? WSJ columnist, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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In Defense Of Justin Amash

What is Justin Amash’s goal in leaving the Republican Party? Should Amash be getting more credit for his principled stance for free markets and liberty? Why are Americans presented with a choice of the “lesser of two evils?” Professor of economics at George Mason University, Donald Boudreaux joins Dan and John Kass to discuss.

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Free Trade And Free Minds

Can free traders be happy that the threat of tariffs actually worked with Mexico? What colleges are still committed to intellectual diversity? Professor of economics at George Mason University, Walter Williams joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The “Frenchian” Approach To The Culture War

Is politics war? How do we wage the culture war without stepping on others’ freedom? Are conservatives underestimating the culture war? Can it be solved with civil debate? Are some on the right losing the principles of free markets and free minds? Columnist at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Weaponizing Tariffs

Does Silicon Valley love what capitalism produces but doesn’t like the system in theory? Why is Trump using tariffs against our allies? Where are Republicans with a rebuttal to Medicare for all? Is there also no one on the Hill who has the courage to stand up for the Little Sisters of the Poor? Economic adviser to President Trump, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Case For Capitalism

Is the Left trying to turn the clock back on energy production and electricity? Do the 4/10 Americans who view socialism favorably also use Airbnb, one of the best examples of capitalism? Are Democrats changing the rules of the game in the middle of the game trying to get Trump’s tax returns? Trump economic advisor, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Tariffs= Taxes On Americans

How will more tariffs on China affect the market? Are the Democrats searching for ways to downplay the strong economy? Will Illinoisans continue voting with their feet if the progressive income tax passes? The Capitalist Pig, Jonathan Hoening joins Dan and Amy for a preview of his event at the Heartland Institute on May 8th.

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Mark Cuban To Speak At Judson University

A new speaker series with host Mark Vargas begins at Judson University on May 16 with special guest, Mavericks owner and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban. The conversation will cover business, politics, sports, and everything in between. Will Cuban possibly be announcing his candidacy for President? Mark Vargas joins Dan and Carol Roth with a preview of the event.

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Steve Moore Nominated For Fed Board

Is high growth, high wages and stable prices too radical for the Federal Reserve? Is the Green New Deal the worst economic idea of all time? Newly-minted Trump Fed Board nominee, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to respond to his critics’ attacks.

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Law Of Economics Don’t Apply Here

Are the rent control bills being tossed around in Springfield looking to subsidize everybody? What are rental property owners going to do? As with the minimum wage, are the people politicians are trying to help with rent control legislation going to be hurt the most? Jane Garvey, President of Chicago Creative Investors Association, joins Dan and Amy for an Econ 101 lesson on rent control.

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Manufactured Crisis In Equity Markets

Will corporate earnings leave us bullish or bearish? Are low unemployment and earnings making it hard to go into a recession? Will the shutdown reduce growth to 0%? Are things that exploded in price "coincidentally" have government as the major purchaser? Fox Business contributor, Scott "The Cow Guy" Shellady joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The National Security Case Against Oil

Are U.S. troops put in harm’s way to protect the flow of oil? Is there truly a free market for oil? Do Republicans have ways to go in winning urban centers? Former two term mayor of Indianapolis, Greg Ballard joins Dan and Amy to discuss his new book.

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Time To Hit The Panic Button On The Economy?

Is Larry Kudlow correct that talks of a recession are nonsense? Does Trump’s rhetoric play a part in the market’s ups and downs? Are we in a “cold war” with China and will it ever end? When will conservative leaders pushback against billionaire hedge fund managers for impugning capitalism? CNN Chief Economist, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Capitalism In America

What does 21st-century capitalism look like? How did America become the world’s most powerful economy? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future of capitalism in America? Are tariffs always a mistake? Political Editor for The Economist and co-author of the new book “Capitalism In America: A History” with Alan Greenspan, Adrian Wooldridge joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Lack Of Freedom Of Expression On College Campuses

Who’s worse: university professors or administrators? Why are students taught to be fragile and that their ideas should go unchallenged? Are educators teaching the importance of free speech? What colleges and universities actually promote free expression? President of Fund for American Studies Foundation, Roger Ream joins Dan and Amy to discuss in studio.

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Bye Bye Sears

What was once seen as a retail giant, is now filing for bankruptcy. Did Sears try to adapt to the modern market or did their decline happen too quickly? What about the future of malls? Should the Fed continue raising rates? CNBC Contributor, Jim Iuorio joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Should There Be Panic About The Market?

Despite the market downturn is it still good to be us? Are liberals still not getting in the market because of their dislike of Trump? Is the social media part of the tech sector going to take a hit? Is it worse for the stock market to go up for no reason but better to go down for a few good reasons? Fox Business Contributor, Scott "The Cow Guy" Shellady joins Dan and Kristen McQueary to discuss the market pullback. 

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Make Trade Great Again

Will the new NAFTA make trade great again? Why does free trade require thousands of pages of laws and regulations? Why do Democrats not want minorities to open businesses? Do licensing regulations not protect consumers but instead reduce competition and increase costs? CNN Chief Economist Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Trump Putting The Pressure On Canada

Is the new NAFTA a success in game theory but not in free market economics? Is Trump a protectionist or using those threats to get to free trade agreements? What is the market looking for in renegotiations in NAFTA? CNBC Contributor, Jim Iuorio joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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