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168. LPP 59 w Dr. Peter St. Onge | Economic Lessons including Free-Market Capitalism in Taiwan
Today, I'm joined by Dr. Peter St Onge with The Heritage Foundation.
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1) What findings compelled him to switch his economic beliefs from being a communist to a free-market capitalist;
2) Observations from his experience living and working in Taiwan, including the power of free markets and what the U.S. could learn from them; and
3) What it will take for Americans to wake up to the horrors of government overreach, ways the government currently violates the Constitution, and much more.
Peter St Onge is a Research Fellow in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and the Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom at The Heritage Foundation. He holds a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from McGill University.
Before joining the Heritage Foundation, Peter was a Fellow at the Mises Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Montreal Economic Institute, and an Assistant Professor of International Trade and of Marketing at Taiwan’s Feng Chia University. Before academia, he held senior strategy and marketing positions at Harris Corporation of Florida and Takara Toys, Ltd. of Japan. He has lived extensively in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan, and speaks fluent Spanish, French, Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin.
Peter’s papers have been published by the Independent Journal, The Heritage Foundation, and the Montreal Economic Institute. His articles on economics and finance have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Business Insider, Bloomberg, the Mises Institute, Coindesk, and Zerohedge. He has presented papers at the Association of Private Enterprise Education, International Conference on Business and Information, American Marketing Association Marketing Educators’ Conference, and the Austrian Economics Research Conference. He has published book chapters in Ronald Coase: Academic Contributions (NTU Press, 2013); Handbook of East Asia Entrepreneurship (Routledge, 2014); and No Choice, No Exit (Heritage Foundation, 2020).
Peter hails from sunny Philadelphia and lived as a child in West Germany and Japan.
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