Season 1 | Episode 21

In Defense of The American Free Market – Robert Robb

Published on: 10/08/2022

Robert Robb & Paul Johnson discuss Communism, Socialism and benefits of American Capitalism. The discussion covers how American Capitalism has done more to improve the quality of life and improve the human condition than any other system in the history of the world. If you hate capitalism, you might want to skip this one, but if you are open to the idea that free markets have actually made the world better, there is much to learn here. The discussion begins with Robbs recent articles, regarding Kyrsten Sinema, a United States Senator from Arizona, one of the few pro business senators left in either party, and how her revisions to the draconian tax increases may have saved the country from a deep recession. The discussion is a full throated defense of prioritizing the individual above the collective and also covers economic theory, time both presenters spent in communist countries, and predictions of the future of capitalism.   The Wall Street Journal once called Robb the “dean of Arizona political journalists.” He has been published by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, RealClearPolitics.com, and other Gannett newspapers across the country. In 2000, Robb was a media fellow with the Hoover Institution. In 2009, he was awarded a fellowship for study in Japan by the Foreign Press Center Japan. Robb has been a guest on PBS’s The News Hour, MSNBC, BBC Worldwide, CNN’s American Morning, C-Span, and several shows on Fox News. Robb served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he placed second in the Bastiat Prize, an international competition for economic writing sponsored by the Reason Foundation. Robert Robb writes about politics and public policy at the links below:   robertrobb.com robertrobb.substack.com

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