John Cochrane guides listeners through some of the toughest questions around the coronavirus: Just how deep will unemployment actually go? What kind of recovery are we in store for? How much do civil liberties have to be sacrificed to restore economic liberties? And is the Federal Reserve justified in printing more money to keep the economy afloat?
John Cochrane examines the government’s role in housing, from restricting development to subsidizing low-income options to giving preferential treatment to homeowners. The good news? Some of the more extreme distortions are generating a backlash that may lead to more affordable housing in the not-too-distant future.
In the inaugural installment of The Grumpy Economist podcast, John Cochrane explains why concerns over economic inequality in America are vastly overblown, why a wealth tax is an especially pernicious form of taxation, and why anxiety over the super-rich playing a disproportionate role in American politics are misplaced.