What’s the Point of Inquiry?

Vivek Ladsariya asked me that question yesterday. It is the radio show and podcast of the Center for Inquiry. The mission statement of the Point of Inquiry says (in part):

“The purpose of Point of Inquiry is to contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of science and reason, and their applications to human conduct, and to promote skepticism of the paranormal and supernatural claims, which often benefit from no scrutiny in our overly-credulous culture.” Continue reading “What’s the Point of Inquiry?”

The Indian Economy — RadioEconomics

Dr. Atanu Dey – Edward Hugh – The Economy of India

SUNDAY, MARCH 05, 2006

James Reese, Atanu Dey and Edward Hugh discuss the Indian economy.

Topics covered include: Indian development options; should India be treated as a single country; should India concentrate on services as an engine of growth; the role of public education in economic development; what role should the Indian government play in economic development, and what is their current 5 year plan; and prospects for the next 10 years.

Dr. Atanu Dey, an economist with Netcore Solutions living near Mumbai, India. Edward Hugh is a consulting economist living and working in Barcelona, Spain. Edward’s areas of research are demography, macroeconomics, and the Euro.

Copyright 2006 Radio Economics.

Downloads: 185 Today, 5000 This week

Rating: Squeaky Clean (G) ( MP3 / 17.6MB / 62Kbps / 38min 27sec )

Radio Economics: A Podcast of Economists

Among the contemporary economists I greatly admire, Paul Krugman and Jeffrey Sachs appear at the top. Much of what I know of international trade, I learnt from Krugman and Obstfeld’s book on the subject. I admire Sachs for the work he is doing in focusing attention on the problems of underdeveloped parts of the world. So it is a definitely edifying experience to hear Krugman and Sachs on Radio Economics, a podcast site produced by Dr. James Reese, an economics professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Continue reading “Radio Economics: A Podcast of Economists”

Radio Economics

Dr James Reese, an economics professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate, is the producer of Radio Economics: An Economics Podcast – Telephone Interviews with Economists Worldwide. Here you will be able to listen to podcasts of some excellent interviews. There are so many doctors interviewed there that you would think that you were in a hospital. Seriously though, you should go there and as a side benefit you will learn all about podcasting and next thing you know you would have your own podcast ready to go.

Groucho Marx claimed that he would never be a member of a club that would have him for a member. I could take a similar perverse stance and say that I would never agree to be interviewed by anyone whose standards are so low as to interview me. But I am not Groucho and Dr Reese has interviewed honest to goodness great economists. So with a great deal of trepidation, I point you to an interview of yours truly on Radio Economics.