Last week I visited my alma mater, Texas Tech University, where I had an opportunity to tape an episode of the Free Market Institute’s (FMI) show “Free to Exchange” hosted by FMI Director Benjamin Powell.
This is just one of the many outstanding outreach programs that FMI has going on in Lubbock to promote liberty and prosperity by advancing free market ideas.
The show is “an interview-based television program that focuses on contemporary economic and public policy issues.” It airs every Sunday at 10:30 AM CST around the Lubbock area on the TTU System Public Broadcasting channel KTTZ-TV. You can also watch every episode on YouTube.
“Free to Exchange” episodes include: Economic Freedom, Technology, and Innovation; Global Poverty, Sweatshops, and Economic Development; and Youth Unemployment and Water Markets in the American West.
My taped episode, which will be one of the two taped portions of the entire episode, is a discussion of tax reform and spending limit reform in Texas. Specifically, my remarks detailed why there must be effective spending limits so politicians will not squander our money on projects that don’t serve the public good. This is the path to providing meaningful, permanent tax relief, such as the elimination of the onerous business margin tax.
Though my episode may not run for several months because FMI will need to pair me with someone else who can discuss fiscal policy issues, you can get an idea of the episode from the blurry picture below.
It’s reassuring to know that there are other organizations out there, especially in Texas, promoting free markets and liberty, and that they are making a difference in advancing the hopes and dreams of Texans and all Americans.