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Memo To Bill Bennett: Economists For Your Morning In America Show: Sowell, Woods, Goodman, Higgs, Mitchell, Boskin, and Lazear

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“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”

~Thomas Sowell



A caller to your July 21, 2010 show made an excellent suggestion that in addition to having Bryon York on every Monday morning that you have economists on your show on a regular basis.

Since every day there is one or more stories in the news that an economist could easily comment upon, I suggest the following seven savvy conservative or classical liberal economists/economic historians for a  interview with you in one or more segments of your show:

Monday: Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell on the Housing Boom and Bust

Tuesday: Thomas E. Woods/ John C. Goodman

Keynesian Predictions vs. American History | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

John Goodman on Health Care Reform

Wednesday: Robert Higgs

Robert Higgs on C-SPAN2’s Book TV, Part 1 of 3

Thursday: Dan Mitchell

There Are too Many Bureaucrats and They Are Paid too Much

Friday: Michael Boskin/Edward Lazear

Edward Lazear and Michael Boskin — Economic Headwinds

I look forward to Bryon York’s insights on Monday morning and the above economists would take your radio show to the next level.

Better watch out Rush and Glenn.

Great Show.


” Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it”

~President Ronald Reagan


“…The most important player on Ronald Reagan’s economic team is Ronald Reagan. The person most responsible for creating the economic program that came to be known as Reaganomics is Reagan himself. For over twenty years he observed the American economy, read and studied the writings of some of the best economists in the world, including the giants of the free market economy — Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman — and he spoke and wrote on the economy, going through the rigorous mental discipline of explaining his thoughts to others. Over the years he made all the key decisions on the economic strategies he finally embraced. He always felt comfortable with his knowledge of the field and he was in command all the way. …”

~Martin Anderson, in Revolution (1988), p. 164


The Presidential History of Golf

Byron York talks about liberal efforts to ‘pre-tar’ the Tea Party protests as a violent movement


Background Articles and Videos

Bill Bennett’s Morning in America


Book TV: Bill Bennett on Radio and Writing


In Depth: Bill Bennett


Thomas Sowell

“…Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930), is an American economist, social critic, political commentator and author. He often writes as an advocate of laissez-faire economics. He is currently a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 1990, he won the Francis Boyer Award, presented by the American Enterprise Institute. In 2002 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholarship melding history, economics, and political science. In 2003, he was awarded the Bradley Prize for intellectual achievement.[1] …”

Thomas E. Woods

“…Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (born August 1, 1972) is an American historian and New York Times bestselling author.[1]

John C. Goodman


“…John C. Goodman is a libertarian economist and the founding president of the Dallas based, conservative think-tank the National Center for Policy Analysis.[1] The Wall Street Journal called Goodman the “father of Health Savings Accounts [1]. …”


Robert Higgs

 “…Robert Higgs (born 1 February 1944) is an American economist of the Austrian School and a libertarian anarchist. His writings in economics and economic history have most often focused on the causes, means, and effects of government growth. …”

Dan Mitchell 


“…Dan Mitchell is a libertarian economist, senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is one of the nation’s experts on the flat tax[citation needed] and has been the leading international voice in the fight to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty…”

Michael J. Boskin


“…Michael Jay Boskin (born September 23, 1945 in New York City) is the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He also is Chief Executive Officer and President of Boskin & Co., an economic consulting company.[1][2] …”

Edward Lazear


“…Edward Paul “Ed” Lazear (born 1948) is an award-winning American economist, considered the founder of personnel economics, and was the chief economic advisor to President George W. Bush. …”

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