The Father of Supply Side Economics with Arthur Laffer

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Policy, Politics

Most people talk with Arthur Laffer about supply-side economics and his famous “Laffer Curve,” which shows how governments can increase revenues by lowering taxes. But few know that Laffer is an outstanding investor. He recently joined me as a guest on “The Bill Walton Show” and I asked him for investment advice. And that advice might surprise some. Laffer likes … Read More

Life After the NFL with Lamaar Thomas and Maureen O’Donnell

Bill WaltonCulture, Entrepreneurship, Health and Fitness, Podcast, Self Help

   Bill’s thoughts on the podcast: Occasionally, you get to know someone who just seems to have a special quality. Lamar Thomas, who joined me recently on The Bill Walton Show, is one of those people.  Our ostensible show topic was his life as a wide receiver in the NFL for the Denver Broncos.  But in addition to our … Read More

The New Venture Capital Model with Dan Mindus and Brett Gibson

Bill WaltonEconomics, Entrepreneurship, Investing, Podcast

 As venture capitalists, Brett Gibson and Dan Mindus were used to asking entrepreneurs what new solution they brought to a problem. So when they joined to form NextGen Venture Capital, it was only fair and natural that they brought something new to their industry. As they explained on a visit to “Common Ground with Bill Walton,” their new wrinkle … 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

The Father of Supply Side Economics with Arthur Laffer

Bill WaltonEconomics, Entrepreneurship, Investing, Podcast, Policy, Politics

 Most people talk with Arthur Laffer about supply-side economics and his famous “Laffer Curve,” which shows how governments can increase revenues by lowering taxes. But few know that Laffer is an outstanding investor. He recently joined me as a guest on “Common Ground” and I asked him for investment advice. And that advice might surprise some. Laffer likes France … Read More

Fixing our Education System with Jeanne Allen

Bill WaltonEducation, Entrepreneurship, Podcast, Policy, Politics

 I’ve suspected this for some time, but after talking to Jeanne Allen on “Common Ground with Bill Walton,” I’m more convinced than ever that school districts are among the top impediments to improving American education. Sure, they are handy when it comes to getting volume discounts on paper towels for the restrooms and gas for buses. But as Allen, … Read More