The FCC’s Local Media Rule-Making with George Gilder and Hance Haney

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics, Investing, Politics

In the age of Trump, some of the biggest stories go virtually unnoticed.   While President Trump was rescuing three UCLA basketball players from the clutches of Chinese jurisprudence, then arguing with one over whether he should be thanked for his trouble, his Federal Communications Commission was enacting rules changes that could usher in a new era for how Americans get … Read More

George Gilder on Tax Reform

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics, Investing

If it were up to George Gilder, the tax reform debate would take on an entirely different tone.   It would be about pouring less money into government and leaving far more in the productive private sector. The phrase ‘revenue neutral’ would not be uttered in polite company. The goal of tax policy would not be a giant settling of scores … Read More

Philanthropy and Civil Society with J.P. DeGance and Leah Hughey

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics, Podcast

 About 15 years ago, Frank Keating, then the Republican governor of Oklahoma, gave a talk at The Heritage Foundation about what he had done to revive the economy in his state. He said he asked the economics departments of the state’s two flagship universities – University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State – to identify the top factors that were … Read More

An Extraordinary Day

Bill WaltonCulture, Investing, Self Help

Today, my 68th birthday, I had the most extraordinary experience at my local Social Security Administration office in Culpeper, Virginia. I went in to modify slightly the payment plan I had chosen recently. It was my first visit and I was surprised to see a lovely, tasteful and simple white frame building. Inside, I was greeted politely, asked to sign … Read More

The Bill Walton Story

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics, Education, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Health and Fitness, Investing, Podcast, Policy, Politics, Self Help

 It is interesting being the host of a production such as Common Ground. It is even more interesting to be a guest. Recently, my friend, the economist and writer John Tamny, turned the tables and interviewed me. And as I look back over the conversation and about the lifetime of experiences we discussed, I can’t help but think how … Read More