S2, Episode 1: An Interview with John Cochrane Economist, Professor, and Author
An Interview with John Cochrane, the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
While the staggering levels of post-pandemic inflation have gone down, Americans continue to say they feel pinched by high prices. All eyes are on the Fed for hints at what they may do to reduce inflation and ease the cost of housing and consumer goods. Adding to the economic uncertainty is the backdrop of an election and a looming debt crisis.
Stanford economist John Cochrane is our guest on this episode of Voices of Freedom. An expert on the drivers of inflation, his recently published book provides vast insight into the economic consequences of the government spending money it doesn’t have. He shares his thoughts on what 2024 has in store for the economy.
Topics Discussed on this Episode:
- What economic data indicates vs. how Americans feel about the economy
- The impact of the 2024 election on the economy
- Why home ownership isn’t the best investment
- America’s debt crisis and how to rein it in
- Why the income tax should be eliminated and the tax code simplified
John Cochrane is the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He also pens the popular blog, “The Grumpy Economist,” on Substack and is the author of numerous publications and articles on monetary policy, finance, the economy and other topics. His latest book, The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level was named one of the Economist’s Best Books of 2023. John is also a 2023 Bradley Prize winner.