103. New Year, Worse Economy: 2023 Recession & Inflation Explained by Sound Economics w Vance Ginn | Ep 25
In LPP Episode #25, I do a solo episode where I explain my views on the economy in 2023, approach to economics, and testimony that led to my calling to let people prosper.
Happy New Year! Thank you for reading this newsletter.
Here’s my first episode of the Let People Prosper Show for 2023. In this episode, I discuss my thoughts on the following:
Predictions about the economy in 2023, including the recession, inflation, interest rates, and reasons for optimism & hope;
Approach to economics, including schools of economic thought and the importance of institutions; and
Personal testimony of how I was led to my current calling of working to let people prosper.
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Vance Ginn’s bio (here):
Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an accomplished economist finding free-market solutions that let people prosper. He is founder and president of Ginn Economic Consulting where he provides high-quality research and trusted insights on how to affect change at the federal, state, and local levels. Ginn’s experience includes time in public policy, government, and academia. He is chief economist at Pelican Institute for Public Policy and a senior fellow at several think tanks, including at Americans for Tax Reform, Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), and Young Americans for Liberty.
He previously served as the associate director for economic policy ("chief economist") of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, 2019-20. While there he advised the OMB’s senior staff on economic and fiscal policy matters, resulting in $4.6 trillion in savings over a decade and the need for a fiscal rule in the President's FY 2021 Budget. He is the former chief economist at TPPF and policy director for TPPF’s Alliance for Opportunity campaign, a multi-state poverty relief initiative, where collectively he fought and won many free-market reforms to let people prosper during multiple legislative sessions. He has taught many economic courses at institutions of higher education, including Sam Houston State University and Texas Tech University, where he won a teaching award.
Ginn has appeared on leading national and state news shows, such as “America Reports” on Fox News and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Fox Business. His commentaries have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Washington Post, National Review, and other national and state publications. He earned his doctorate in economics at Texas Tech University. Ginn graduated from home school in South Houston, Texas, resides in Round Rock, Texas with his wife and three kids, and is a drummer who played for a top rock band in Houston, Texas.