The Great Antidote – Benjamin Powell

By The CGO


In this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Benjamin Powell. In their discussion, Juliette and Benjiman cover sweatshops, the global economy, economic policy, and more.

Benjamin Powell is the Executive Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and a Professor of Economics in the Rawls College of Business and a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute. He is the secretary-treasurer of the Southern Economic Association and the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Professor Powell is the author of Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press: 2014), co-author of Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World (Regnery 2019) and editor or co-editor of four other books including, The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy (Oxford University Press 2015). He is author of more than 75 scholarly articles and policy studies. Dr. Powell’s research findings have been reported in hundreds of popular press outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

He also writes frequently for the popular press. His popular writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, New York Post, the Dallas Morning News and many other outlets. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, Showtime, CNBC, and he was a regular guest commentator on Fox Business’s Freedom Watch and Stossel.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.