Author Amity Shlaes joined Bill and Cole for a live podcast recording at the 2023 Smead Investor Oasis to discuss her new book, Great Society. During their conversation, they discuss comparisons between the failure of the Great Society’s idealism of the 1960s and today’s challenges. The conversation covers topics such as socialism, capitalism and today’s relevance to the thoughtless idealism of political leaders in history.

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Amity Shlaes – Great Society – Live from Smead Investor Oasis

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If you’re really in favor of more abundant resources, then you really have to be in favor of people having the freedom to innovate, discover, share, and consume knowledge.”  Author Gale Pooley joins … Gale Pooley...

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Robert Hagstrom – Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind

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