Brad Polumbo, opinion editor at the Foundation for Economic Education, joins Matt Kibbe to assess Joe Biden’s first speech as president and the policy agenda he has laid out so far. Unsurprisingly, Biden is signing a flurry of executive orders to undo much of what the Trump administration accomplished, and this reveals the pitfalls of governing unilaterally rather than working with Congress to pass legislation. Anything Trump did by executive order can be just as easily undone by Biden, just as anything Biden does now can be reversed by the next president. The result is an unstable and unpredictable regulatory environment, and that’s no way to run an economy.
Live by Executive Order, Die by Executive Order | Guest: Brad Polumbo | Ep 107
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Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.
Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.
He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.
In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”
An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.View Full Bio