Liberty Curious

Are you liberty curious? Join us in discussing ideas of liberty, sound money, economic freedom, and the dangers of collectivism. Engaging discussions with leading economists, historians, entrepreneurs, bitcoiners, and friends of liberty.

Kate Wand is a content creator. Her focus is social commentary and filmmaking. She is the host of AIER’s Liberty Curious podcast.

The AIER Standard

The AIER Standard is a production of the American Institute for Economic Research hosted by Ethan Yang. This is a series of conversations with leading scholars, professionals, and activists on their cutting-edge work regarding economic freedom, sound money, and personal liberty.

Ethan Yang is an Adjunct Research Fellow at AIER as well as the host of the AIER’s The Standard Podcast.

He holds a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations with minors in legal studies and formal organizations from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. He is currently pursuing a JD from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.


A Conversation on Flaws in China’s Political Economy

“On this episode of the Authors Corner, Ethan interviews AIER Senior Fellow Dr. Ryan Yonk on the development of China’s political economy, which blends authoritarianism with limited markets and civil liberties. They explore the initial history of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party, and their modern ‘Socialist state-with Chinese characteristics’ under Xi Jinping.” ~ AIER

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A Conversation on Occupational Licensing

“On this episode of the Authors Corner, Ethan interviews AIER Visiting Research Fellow and Economics PhD candidate at Middle Tennessee State University Protik Nandy to discuss occupational licensing. Occupational licensing continues to intrude into more areas of American economic life, creating little benefit for public safety while harming both workers and consumers.” ~ Ethan Yang

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A Conversation With the Great Richard Epstein

“On this episode of the AIER Authors Corner, Ethan Yang interviews Richard Epstein, who is quite simply, one of the most influential legal scholars in the world. Epstein is the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University Law School, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago.” ~ AIER

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A Conversation on Financial Exclusion and Inclusion

“On this episode of the Authors Corner, Ethan Yang interviews AIER Senior Fellow Robert Wright on his book Financial Exclusion: How Competition can Fix a Broken System. During the interview, Robert discusses major themes in his book, which touch on the importance of the financial system and the damage exclusion has brought on marginalized communities.” ~ AIER

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A Conversation on the Decline of American Civil Society

“Robert Wright, Senior research fellow at AIER, joins the Authors Corner with an introduction to an upcoming publication, Liberty Lost. Robert outlines how voluntary association died in antebellum America and what lessons there are to be learned from hyper-regulated economies in the modern era.” ~ AIER

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