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Actor/Filmmaker/Comedian Jake Lloyd know's nothing about economics. His best friend Brian is a fairly new entrepreneur and economics enthusiast who has set out to fill Jake's brain with as much of his new knowledge as he can cram into it. In each edition of What The Heckonomics Brian dives into a different topic and the two discuss in simple terms that Jake can understand the ins outs and all arounds. A casual economics podcast for the lay man filled with facts, opinions and whatever else co ...
 
Wall St for Main St provides alternative financial information, research, education and consulting to Main Street investors using uncommon wisdom. Our goal is teaching people how to fish for themselves instead of trusting their financial adviser. We interview top investors, traders, money managers, financial commentators, economic experts, authors, CEOs and newsletter writers from around the world to discuss the latest events in the global economy and financial markets.
 
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Wallethub’s latest report on unemployment shows that New Mexico remains the 2nd-most impacted state in the nation when it comes to unemployment during the COVID 19 situation. Gov. Lujan Grisham held a press conference in which she discussed distribution of the vaccine and her latest plans. 400 person Harding County is in the green and Union County …
 
All throughout your life, you will be confronted with negative feedback. But criticism doesn't have to be a bad thing. Learning how to take critical feedback is critical to earning where we need to improve in all sorts of areas in our life. Today, Connor and Brittany talk about how you can put a positive spin on seemingly unpleasant conversations.…
 
Collectivism, and specifically socialism, are threats to individual liberty. In order to understand how we can combat these destructive ideas, we need to understand where they came from. Today, Connor and Brittany profile Karl Marx, the father of socialism and author of "The Communist Manifesto."By Connor Boyack
 
On this week's podcast, Paul talks to Kathleen Sgamma. Kathleen is President of the Western Energy Alliance which describes itself as The Voice of Energy in the West. They discuss Biden's energy policies and their potential impact on New Mexico and its economy as well as New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland's likely impacts at the Department of Int…
 
The Great Depression was one of the worst economic downturns in human history. But to ensure that we don't repeat the mistakes of the past, we have to understand how we got ourselves into this mess in the first place. On today's episode, Connor and Brittany explain the events that led to this historic economic depression and how we can avoid making…
 
The events of this past week were unprecedented in American history. On this week's podcast, Paul and Wally share their perspectives on the riot at the US Capitol and Trump’s legacy more broadly. Then, Wally and Paul address the political repercussions of this event which will be extremely problematic for conservatives nationwide, let alone here in…
 
Getting a good job is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your financial prosperity. Today Connor and Brittany give listeners some advice on how they can prepare for their future careers now and give some helpful tips on crushing a future job interview.By Connor Boyack
 
On this week's podcast, Paul sits down with Sandoval County Commissioner Dave Heil. Commissioner Heil and Paul discuss Sandoval County's unique status as a relatively conservative area in New Mexico's Rio Grande Corridor. What does the County do differently to make it more business-friendly than its neighbors? They further discuss the size and grow…
 
Before the internet taught us anything we wanted to know with the click of a button, information was hard to come by. In fact, before computers and even books, people had to rely on authority figures to acquire knowledge. But the printing press changed all that and decentralized information, making it accessible to anyone who could read.…
 
On this week's Tipping Point NM podcast Paul and Wally look forward to and make predictions about 2021. Are we really just “halfway home” on COVID 19? If so, what does that mean? The left suddenly agrees that the ETA needs fixing. We said this at the time, but Wally and Paul suspect the motivations of these legislators don't involve defending ratep…
 
On this week's interview podcast, Paul sits down with Doug Messier of the space privatization website Parabolic Arc. They discuss the recent aborted launch at Spaceport America, corruption issues with the facility's leadership, and management changes at Virgin Galactic. There are many issues and challenges as Virgin Galactic HOPES to launch in 2021…
 
On this week's podcast, Wally and Paul review the year that was 2020. But, before discussing what was a very challenging year, they discuss President Trump's decision to sign the $900 billion stimulus bill and $1.4 federal funding legislation: Biden has called the legislation a "down payment" on what we can only imagine will be an even bigger "stim…
 
As we prepare to celebrate the holidays, Brittany and Connor spread some cheer with an uplifting Christmas story. During WWI, soldiers on opposing sides of the war practiced civil disobedience by laying down their weapons and refusing to fight on Christmas Day. Instead, they sang carols and exchanged gifts with each other, showing the world that th…
 
On this week's podcast, Paul interviews Dean Stansel. Dean is a Research Associate Professor at the Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, but the main topic of the discussion is the 2020 version of the Fraser Institute's Index of Economic Freedom of North America. New Mexico lags its…
 
We’re all familiar with the classic story, “A Christmas Carol,” where Ebenezer Scrooge is the classic miser, demonized by all who have read the book. But what if we got some aspects of the story wrong? Today, Connor and Brittany talk about this classic tale and whether or not Scrooge is a villain or simply misunderstood.…
 
There is a new COVID strain in Europe. Paul and Wally discuss what we know and what is happening now. Federal stimulus agreement reached. It's $900 billion and VERY ugly. Here’s some of what’s in it. BCSO sheriff “won’t enforce unconstitutional laws under COVID response” What does this mean? Deb Haaland named to head Secretary of Interior. While sy…
 
On this week's interview, Paul has a wide-ranging discussion on health care issues with Dr. Deane Waldman. Deane is a retired pediatric cardiologist and is an MBA as well. During the first half of the show, he and Paul discuss the response to COVID-19 in the United States and New Mexico. With a background in pathology, Deane has a great deal of inf…
 
Whether it’s a movie or a book, we often think of fiction as a break from the seriousness of the real world. But fiction plays a very important role in our human lives and it’s how many of us learn important life lessons. Today Connor and Brittany discuss the role fictional stories play in our lives.…
 
On this week's Tipping Point discussion Paul and Wally discuss the fact that electors in the nation's Electoral College were casting their votes for president. The Electoral College is an important safeguard of our democratic-republic. Good news for New Mexico and the US as the Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine has begun shipping across the USA including to …
 
For people to be truly free, they must live in a society that values free speech. All too often, governments suppress speech that is contrary to their ends in order to maintain control. But it’s not just governments. Lots of people use censorship to try and control the narrative instead of letting people freely voice their opinions and beliefs.…
 
Governments like to claim they know enough to be able to control and plan out entire economies. But with so many individual actors contributing to the economy, it is impossible for one central body to have enough information to make informed decisions. Economist F.A. Hayek explained this conundrum with what if called “the knowledge problem.”…
 
On this very special interview episode, Paul sits down with his wife Krista and 10-year-old (5th-grade) daughter Grace. This isn't just Paul showing off his family, rather, they have a serious conversation about homeschooling in New Mexico. With the onset of COVID-19, the Gessing family had some very serious questions to answer about educating thei…
 
Health care is one of the hottest topics in our country today. While American health care is in need of reform, many have tried to argue for a government takeover of the entire system. These people often justify this by claiming that health care is a human right. But what is a human right and why is it so important for us to understand how health c…
 
On this week's podcast conversation, Paul and Wally discuss the fact that Gov. MLG is NOT heading to DC after all. What happened and what does it mean? The Gov. unveiled a new red, yellow, green COVID system. Under these orders it appears New Mexicans will be severely restricted until a vaccine is widely-deployed. An ordinance was introduced at Alb…
 
People are always complaining about our present day by telling us that back in the "good ol' days" things things used to better. But every generation seems to think that their era was "the good ol' days." So the real question is, did such a time even exist? And if so, when were these "great" times we've built up in our minds?…
 
Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution establishes the Supreme Court of the United States, where nine Supreme Court Judges reside. These judges have a huge responsibility because their decisions will be used to interpret the Constitution for years to come. Join Connor and Brittany as they explain how the Supreme Court works and why they play su…
 
On this week's podcast, Paul and Wally discuss the fact that New Mexico made national news for its grocery lines. Netflix gets an amazing sweetheart deal to come to New Mexico (Wally and Paul discuss the details). New Mexico’s special session disperses money, but not without controversy. The latest Wallethub report shows just how bad New Mexico’s e…
 
Sometimes the old ways of doing things have to be destroyed to make way for new and better ways. We see this all the time in our economy when innovation replaces outdated practices. This “creative destruction,” as it is often referred, is what helps fill our world with an endless variety of goods and services that are always improving to meet the n…
 
On this week's interview podcast, Paul talks to the Rio Grande Foundation's own Patrick Brenner. Among Patrick's many duties with the Foundation is fundraising, graphic design, maintaining and increasing our presence on the Internet, and public records. With Giving Tuesday right around the corner and 2020 (blessedly) coming to a close, Patrick and …
 
On this week's podcast, Paul and Wally discuss numerous problematic issues with the Gov.'s latest lockdown orders. Paul identifies crazy problems with the Gov.’s lockdown policies. New Mexico's Legislature is about to go into a special session. What will happen? Leftists: get rid of oil and gas and replace it with? CO2 emissions dropped this year b…
 
Logical Fallacies, or flawed reasoning, occur all the time in our world. Politicians use them, the media uses them, and unfortunately, many people routinely fall for these fallacies. Today, Connor and Brittany discuss what a logical fallacy is and how you can avoid using them and falling for them in everyday life.…
 
On this week's interview show, Paul sits down with Grover Norquist, president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform. Grover is one of the most prominent voices for free markets and lower taxes in Washington. The dust is still settling in the presidential election and there are two runoff elections underway in Georgia that could determine control …
 
Gov. Lujan Grisham places New Mexico on full lockdown again. Paul and Wally discuss the implications. Notably, New Mexico's booming real estate sector (residential is especially strong) is NOT considered an essential business this time around. How long will this two weeks REALLY last? Wally and Paul believe it will be quite a bit longer. There is a…
 
Holy Hell is What the Heckonomics! This episode was recorded over TWO YEARS AGO! May 2018 to be exact and was lost, but was also found! So better late than never, right? Brian, the armchair economist, is learnin Jake all about Inflation and Deflation. Did you know not all inflation is a bad thing? Jake didn't. As usual the duo list off a litany of …
 
Unlike other countries, who elect their officials through popular vote, our country uses something called the "Electoral College." Many people, even adults, don't really understand how it works. Today, Brittany and Connor explain the Electoral College and the role in plays in presidential elections.By Connor Boyack
 
On this week's podcast interview Paul talks to Katharine Stevens, an early childhood expert with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. Starting out, Paul and Katharine discuss the tragic impact of COVID 19 and the abandonment of in-person learning on children. Also, Katharine shares details on her recent report Still left behind: How…
 
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