EE033 - What is happening to the middle class?
This episode is a follow up to episode 29, about how to define the middle class, in which Tahlia explores what changes in income this group of people have experience over time. Not surprisingly, inequality is more prevalent in America than every before, as middle class and lower class incomes stagnate or decline, while those of the upper class continue to grow.
EE032 - The Economics of Game of Thrones: What to eat during the long winter
In this episode, Tahlia talks about Game of Thrones and economics, focusing on agriculture and food. What will the citizens of Westeros eat with the upcoming long winter, and how will the war against the Night King influence the food supply?
EE031 - Universal Basic Income: Initial Thoughts
In this episode, Tahlia talks about universal basic income. Unlike in other shows, she hasn't done deep research into the topic, but rather discusses her initial thoughts from a more theoretical perspective. Why is this something people are talking about, and what is it trying to achieve?
EE030 - Economics and Spiderman with Patrick Holt
In this episode, Tahlia talks to Patrick Holt, an author who contributed to the book Economics and Superheroes, with a chapter on Spiderman. Find out what he wrote in his chapter and why someone as smart as Peter Parker always finds himself to be poor.
EE029 - How do you define the middle class?
In this episode, Tahlia introduces the topic of the middle class, but discussing the various ways different researchers actually define this group of people. This can be done a number of different ways, broadly based on income, education and/or culture, but getting consistency is essential for informing policy.