October 22 2012

MRW Podcast - Dr. Richard Vedder (Guest)

This week, Drew is joined on the air by Dr. Richard Vedder who authored the article Federal Student Aid and the Law of Unintended Consequences.

Dr. Richard Vedder is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He has written extensively on labor issues, authoring such books asThe American Economy in Historical Perspective and, with Lowell Gallaway,Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America.

Vedder has written over 100 scholarly papers published in academic journals and books, and his work has also appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including the Wall Street Journal,Washington PostInvestor's Business DailyChristian Science Monitor, and USA Today.

Vedder has been an economist with the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, with which he maintains a consulting relationship. He has served as the John M. Olin Visiting Professor of Labor Economics and Public Policy at the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis and has taught or lectured at many other universities.

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October 5 2012

MRW Podcast - James Rickards (Guest)

This week, Drew is joined by James Rickards, author of the book Currency Wars.

James G. Rickards is a seasoned counselor, investment banker and risk manager with over thirty-five years experience in capital markets including all aspects of portfolio management, risk management, product structure, financing, regulation and operations. Mr. Rickards’ market experience is focused in alternative investing and derivatives in global markets. He has also served as General Counsel at several alternative asset management companies and a stock exchange facility and is expert in fund governance and international fund structures.

Mr. Rickards is a graduate school visiting lecturer in finance at Northwestern University and the School of Advanced International Studies. He has delivered papers on econophysics at the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mr. Rickards has written articles published in academic and professional journals in the fields of strategic studies, cognitive diversity, network science, and risk management. He is an advisor on capital markets to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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