Interview with John Dickson

April 19, 2021

Writer and historian John Dickson, interviewed me about Western Fundamentalism

Fear & Greed

October 21, 2020

Fear & Greed Description In Fear and Greed’s Sunday feature interview this week, Sean Aylmer speaks to Associate Professor Gordon Menzies from the University of Technology, Sydney. In a wide-ranging conversation, Sean and Associate Professor Menzies discuss self-fulfilling prophecies in the current economic environment, and how economic principles apply to everyday life. Order Your Copy…

Discussion With ‘Destiny’ (YouTube)

October 21, 2020

Discussion With Destiny My second appearance on Destiny’s stream was a joy.   84,000 Views and counting…   Timestamps: 00:00 – Introductions 01:45 – Capitalism vs. Socialism 04:50 – Economic Markets 10:10 – Behavioral Economics 15:16 – China and Central Planning 21:09 – Focusing on Outcomes 28:44 – Response to COVID-19 32:40 – Democracy 40:05…

Fear & Greed (Podcast)

October 21, 2020

A Discussion With Paul VanderKlay (YouTube) YouTube Shownotes: Dr. Menzies says most Westerners are fundamentalists without recognizing it. They have an unquestioned belief in democracy, free markets and sexual liberty. He’s written a book on this subject which we discuss. He is an economist with a degree from Oxford University and lives and works in…

Restoring Trust in Finance, Oxford, UK (Video)

October 21, 2020

Restoring Trust in Finance: Moral obligation meets Econ 101 Oxford Martin School Dishonest practices brought to light by the 2008 crisis have raised questions about the incentives faced by bankers, and about their training. Unfortunately, the remedy of using market discipline through competition policy to make bankers ‘behave’ is problematic. So there have been many…

What Makes Taxes Moral? ABC (Podcast)

October 20, 2020

What Makes Taxes Moral? The Mindfield / ABC Radio What makes taxes moral? Hosted By Waleed Aly on ABC’S The Minefield Taxes have always been politically fractious. Indeed, anger over unfair and extractive taxation fuelled much of the revolutionary fervour of the eighteenth century. But these days, aspirational individualism and the near total dismantling of…