Taxing and Spending with Romina Boccia and Adam Michel

Bill WaltonEconomics, Investing, Podcast, Policy

 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 … Read More

The Republican Party with Al Regnery and Matt Schlapp

Bill WaltonPodcast, Policy, Politics

 You don’t hear much about the Tea Party these days, but perhaps you should. After all, as Al Regnery, publisher to the conservative stars pointed out on his visit to “Common Ground with Bill Walton,” it just elected a president. The concerned community members and amateur activists who formed Tea Party groups in the early days of the Obama … 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

The Power of Social Media with Mike Thompson and Beverly Halberg

Bill WaltonPodcast

 Thanks to the Internet and, increasingly, social media, we’re more connected than ever. We have Facebook friends and Twitter followers. We use Snapchat and Instagram to show our spontaneous sides. We post, comment, like, share and retweet information like never before.  We engage. We sell. We persuade. But are we building communities? Are we bridging divides? Or are we gathering … Read More

Heritage Scholars’ Take on Today’s Pressing Economic Issues with Jack Spencer and Norbert Michel

Bill WaltonEconomics, Podcast, Policy, Politics

 Life is immensely better now than 50 years ago. It was highly unusual for a car to last more than 60,000 miles in the mid-1960s. Now, they routinely last 300,000 or more. They have paint that rarely fades, navigation systems that ensure we’re never lost and technology from bumper to bumper that requires dramatically fewer repairs. Medicine is barely … 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