Taking Austrian Economics to the Airwaves!

During my stay at the Mises Institute as a Research Fellow last summer, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Montgomery, Alabama with two other representatives of the Mises Institute, to appear on The Joey Clark Radio Hour on News Talk 93.1 FM.

During the hour we touched on a huge variety of topics, including Britain’s failing National Health Service, why it’s still important to read the works of “dead white men”, whether the gold standard really caused the Great Depression, the economics of fantasy football, why the Fed is a scam, what freedom means to us individually, and which Rothbard books we would personally recommend to a beginner.

It was my first ever appearance on the radio, as is painfully obvious from the fact that the simple act of introducing myself on air somehow caused me to trip and fall into confused and aimless rambling. I like to think that it was all uphill from there though, and am happy with how the recording turned out overall.

At the very least I certainly enjoyed appearing on Joey Clark’s programme, and hope that the opportunity to for a repeat appearance will arise again someday.

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For more info on the Joey Clark Radio Hour, see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thejoeyclarkradiohour/

Appearing alongside me were Tho Bishop, the Mises Institute’s Media Coordinator, and my fellow Fellow Joakim Book Jönsson.

For more from Tho Bishop, consider following him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ThoBishop) and reading his regular topical articles at Mises.org (https://mises.org/profile/tho-bishop-0)

For more from Joakim Book Jönsson, check out his blog ‘Life of an Econ Student’ (http://joakimbook.blogspot.co.uk).

 

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Yours truly, during the broadcast. 

 

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After the show. (l-r: Joey Clark, Joakim Book Jönsson, Tho Bishop.)

 

 

 

 

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My First Article in a Print Newspaper

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Last month, I wrote an article for Mises.org, wherein I explained how it was possible that a recent headline-making study could have ranked Britain’s NHS as “the number one health system” despite its many shortcomings, and why I believe the study was misleading.

Happily, my article went somewhat viral, being read around 20,000 times and receiving many hundreds of shares on social media.

Having read my original 1,200-word article, the editor of the comment section at the London-based financial newspaper City A.M. asked me to rewrite it as a 750-word piece for the paper.

I’m pleased to say that that abbreviated version was published as the lead article in City A.M.’s comment section today, making it my first article in a print newspaper.

You can read the article in question here: http://www.cityam.com/270171/nhs-world-class-if-you-ignore-its-woeful-outcomes