Charles Wheelan

What is a “rent seeker” and why do they deserve our scorn?

Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that a “rent seeker” is someone who influences the behavior of government in order to carve out a unique financial gain for themselves.

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Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to review what caused the 2008 financial crisis and discuss some of the reasons it could happen again.
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why Amazon’s plan to pay a minimum of $15 per hour for employees has a number of negative implications for small businesses.
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons there are way too many job openings and way too few qualified applicants.
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the only way to reduce the national debt is to get control of government spending, including reducing the size of government, which requires different politicians than we currently have.
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the far-reaching implications of the U.S. government having to service the current national debt when interest rates rise back to historic average levels.