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 reveal that tax cuts are less likely to contribute to good fiscal policy, while tax reform takes every part of government and taxpayers into consideration.
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that people who earn their money and get rich are to be admired, but those who’re rent seekers, influencing the government for financial gain, are to be derided.
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to report on how he and his wife took their three children around the world in 9 months, covering six continents, and what they learned.
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the significant potential impact of blockchains / distributed ledgers in our future as an important lever on many levels as well as perhaps the greatestdisrupter .
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the ransomware cyber-hackers have changed their method of payment to crypto-currency, and why.