Episode 28: Will the ‘new normal’ look anything like the old normal?

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 28 | Guest: Don Boudreaux, Mercatus Center

The world is opening back up and government is finally telling people they can begin to act almost as if they were actually free human beings again…

So just how close to “normal” will we actually return?

Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Senior Fellow at the Mercatus Center Don Boudreaux joined the program to discuss the economic, social and political consequences of the Covid era—and whether or not those consequences should give us cautious optimism as we start to reopen across the nation.

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Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus

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Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership. He is also currently a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.

Prior to joining NPRI, Michael worked in media as a national columnist, a political humorist and a radio talk show host in Denver, Colorado. Active in both print and radio, he shared his insights and free-market economics perspective with large local and national audiences.

Michael became interested in economic theory earlier in life while employed in the financial sector. As the liaison between a local community bank and the Federal Reserve, he acquired an in-depth understanding of just how manipulative big government can be toward industry and enterprise. It was that experience with big-government intervention that initially led him into public-affairs commentary.