Episode 125: Alasdair Macleod interviews the intellectual Mark Skousen, who has recently been added to a list of the top 20 most influential living economists, and has also had a business school named after him for his contribution to economics.
Mark has a deep understanding of free market principles and Austrian economics. He shares his views on the near term future with Alasdair. Mark currently sees positive aspects within the private sector, but harbours concern with regards the public sector.
Mark and Alasdair discuss governments, their largess, and their inability to face up to the severity of the fiscal issues they face. The two men discuss the reality and perception of European “austerity”. Are governments really practicing austerity?
The conversation then moves eastwards to Japan for more insight, and then finally onto the gold market.
Skousen has made some very big – correct – market calls in the past, and also produces freedomfest.
This podcast was recorded on 21 May 2013.