Dr. Mark Hendrickson On Problems with Piketty’s European Economic Vision
On his radio program this past weekend, Glen talked about the economy, Islamic terrorism, energy, and the environment. Glen also talked with Dr. Mark Hendrickson (A fellow for economic and social policy with The Center for Vision and Values) about why European styled socialism has failed to create economic prosperity and social mobility wherever it has been implemented. Unfortunately, these historic failures haven’t stopped President Obama and his allies in Congress from implementing tax, borrow, and spend policies here in the United States. And they didn’t stop French economist Thomas Piketty from promoting massive global wealth redistribution as the answer to economic inequality in his recent book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Mark points out that these economic ideas have never worked, and instead create a lower standard of living for everyone. Mark also points out that Piketty is forced to manipulate the economic data in his book in order to justify his wealth redistribution scheme. Mark draws on his new book, Problems with Piketty: The Flaws and Fallacies in "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," which critically examines Piketty’s claims. If you missed this terrific interview, you can find it here.
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Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success FreeMarkets, Inc. – which he founded in 1995, took public in 1999, and sold to Ariba in 2004. In 2005, Glen co-founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital, a firm that invested in early stage start up companies. Concerned about the liberal political agenda that was gripping the United States and his home state of Pennsylvania, Glen launched "Glen Meakem on the Weekend" in 2008. More recently, Glen has founded and is the Chief Executive Officer of a new internet company called Forever – the world’s first permanent sharable storage service. Glen served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve and is a veteran of the First Gulf War. He also earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his MBA from Harvard Business School. For more information about Glen and his radio program, or to read his blog, please visit http://glenmeakem.com.
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