George Gilder on Block Chain Technology

Maureen O'DonnellEconomics, Investing

George Gilder, perhaps the leading futurist of our day, predicted the rise of the Internet, the decline of television and the explosion of the smartphone. Now he’s predicting another giant step forward – an innovation potentially as consequential as the Internet itself. It is called block chain technology, and it has begun to challenge the way we buy and sell … Read More

Hance Haney and George Gilder on the FCC’s Local Media Rule-Making

Bill WaltonEconomics, Investing

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 the Tax Reform Debate

Bill WaltonEconomics, Investing

If it were up to George Gilder, the tax reform debate would take on an entirely different tone. It would be about truly putting less money into government and more into the far-more-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 but … Read More

Taxing and Spending with Brilliant Millennial Economists Romina Boccia and Adam Michel

Bill WaltonCulture, Investing, Self Help

I’m not sure what left the bigger impression on me after my visit with Romina Boccia and Adam Michel–the awesome bigness of the federal government’s fiscal challenges or the mindsets of those we elected to deal with them. The problem is enormous. The federal government spends $4 trillion per year. It takes in $3.3 trillion in taxes and fees and thus runs a … 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, Investing, 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 much … Read More

The Pursuit of Happiness with Jimmy Kemp and Ralph Benko

Bill WaltonEconomics, Investing, Podcast, Policy, Politics

Jack Kemp played a huge role in the successful tax policies of the 1980’s. His son, Jimmy Kemp, joins Bill to discuss the legacy of his father and what’s necessary going forward. Ralph Benko is a champion of supply-side economics as well, and adds to the discussion with his insight garnered from decades national experience.Prosperity, thriving and well-being are as … Read More