Ep. 22: An In-Depth History of Net Neutrality

In this episode, I go in-depth on the history of net neutrality and the FCC beginning in 2002 and ending with the 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality. We discuss the different ways broadband providers and internet service providers have been classified under the Communications Act of 1934 as well as how courts have ruled on net neutrality in recent years.  … More Ep. 22: An In-Depth History of Net Neutrality

Ep. 21: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Change Business Taxes

On December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant legislation of his presidency. I review the changes to the corporate tax code in this second part of Bills with Luke Scorziell’s series on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We compare the corporate tax rate to countries around the world and analyze the bill’s changes to business deductions. To round out the discussion, I provide and overview of some of the long-term and immediate effects of the legislation. … More Ep. 21: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Change Business Taxes

Ep. 20: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Individual Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant legislation of his presidency. In the twentieth episode of Bills with Luke Scorziell, we dive into the details of the new law. Specifically, how the tax reform bill affects individual taxpayers. From the new tax brackets to the repeal of the individual mandate to the expanded child tax credit, we cover it all. Stay tuned for objective, well-researched analysis on the new tax code. … More Ep. 20: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Individual Tax Reform

Ep. 17: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part One)

Daniel LaCalle, Author and Chief Economist at Tressis Gestión, and I talk about his new book: Escape from the Central Bank Trap: How to Escape from the $20 Trillion Monetary Expansion Unharmed. Daniel tells us how rather than being the solution, central banks are becoming the problem by using “unconventional monetary policies” that were never intended to be the ultimate solutions. After analyzing the problems posed in his book, we find out how he believes we can escape the trap. … More Ep. 17: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part One)

Ep. 18: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part Two)

In the second half of my conversation with Daniel LaCalle we discuss the European Union Crisis, flexicurity in Nordic countries, and what government’s involvement in the economy ought to be. Daniel tells us how the European Union’s burdensome regulations and taxes are preventing a full recovery from the financial crashes. We look at some of the policies that have worked outside of the European Union, that may lead to a better recovery. Finally, we end the conversation by reflecting on where our society is headed with government at the helm. … More Ep. 18: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part Two)

Ep. 15: The RAISE Act Pt. 1

I discuss Section Two of Senate Bill 354, the “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act” or the “Raise Act.” This section eliminates the Diversity Visa Program, which was established under the Immigration and Nationality Act. I analyze the details of the Diversity Visa Program, its history, and the arguments for and against it. This episode is good for anyone curious about how the RAISE Act will change the United States’ immigration system. … More Ep. 15: The RAISE Act Pt. 1

Ep. 14: Arpit Chaturvedi of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 2)

In this second part of my interview with Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review, we continue our discussion with an analysis of the policy process. Arpit gives us a sneak peak into the arguments presented in his book, Our Egalitarian Universe? We also learn more about the Cabrera Research Lab, where Arpit works as an associate, and how it uses systems thinking to help solve problems around the world. In addition to this, we discuss Arpit’s plans after he graduates from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and what advice he has for people looking to get more involved with policy. Stay tuned for more episodes, and be sure to check out the first part of our conversation. … More Ep. 14: Arpit Chaturvedi of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 2)

Ep. 13: Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 1)

In this episode I talk with Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor in Chief of the Cornell Policy Review, about his experience in government and policy in both India and the United States. We discuss what motivated him to move from the private sector, where he worked for Right Management, to the public sector. Arpit discusses how we can use systems thinking to analyze and create useful new policies, and how the Cornell Policy Review uses this type of thinking in their research and writing. In addition to in-depth policy discussions, Arpit tells us about how his experience in India contrasts with his work in the United States. We also talk about his work for the Huffington Post and the South Asian Journal. Check back soon for the second part of our interview! … More Ep. 13: Arpit Chaturvedi, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review (Pt. 1)