00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Introduction by Jorge Rojas
00:56    |    
What is the Austrian perspective on the Great Recession and its aftermath? 
Government distortions
04:05    |    
In your past lecture, you said giving people something they cannot afford is a prescription for disaster, can you explain why?
Housing example
Bipartisan tragedy
08:48    |    
What is your opinion about the Occupy Wall Street movement?
Legitimate anger
Libertarian sentiment
13:55    |    
What is the importance of the Index of Economic Freedom?
Index of Economic Freedom
Economic growth 
Recovery policies
Fiscal fundamentalism
Systematic economic measurement
21:10    |    
In your opinion, what should be done after the recession?
24:35    |    
Final words
24:52    |    
Final credits




Washington or Wall Street: Who Is Responsible for the Recession?

18 de noviembre de 2011   | Vistas: 3 |   Capitalism Central Planning Economic Crisis Economic Growth

Gene Epstein discusses with Jorge Rojas the current economic conditions prevailing in the United States. They mainly talk about the past recession, the effects it had and still has today. Returning to the source of the problem, they discover how the interplay between Wall Street and the U.S. government policies resulted toxic to the markets, which led to dangerous roads. Despite the internal political debate, he describes how a tendency toward libertarianism and free market has grown, all of which is reflected on strikes and public demonstrations. Epstein also comments on the Index of Economic Freedom and explains how this measurement helps to foreshadow the economic growth and development of a country.

Gene Epstein is Barron's economics editor and author of the column "Economic Beat". Previously, he was senior economist at the…


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