121. The History of Failed Government Subsidies with Dr. Burt Folsom

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Monday, October 3, 2016



Episode Summary

Dr. Burt Folsom joins Adam Camac to discuss his book, Uncle Sam Can’t Count: A History of Failed Government Investments, from Beaver Pelts to Green Energy, and why government subsidies don’t work.

About the Guest

Dr. Folsom is a professor of history at Hillsdale College. He co-authored Uncle Sam Can’t Count: A History of Failed Government Investments, from Beaver Pelts to Green Energy and FDR Goes to War with his wife, Anita Folsom. He is also the author of The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America and New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America.

You can follow his work at burtfolsom.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Biographical information is from burtfolsom.com.

Picture is from burtfolsom.com.

Books Mentioned
1. Uncle Sam Can’t Count: A History of Failed Government Investments, from Beaver Pelts to Green Energy by Burt Folsom and Anita Folsom
2. The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burt Folsom
3. New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America by Burt Folsom
4. FDR Goes to War by Burt Folsom and Anita Folsom

Resource Mentioned
1. Burtfolsom.com

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