DYTP Episode 12 | Brewing Up Value and Wealth with the Free Market

Show Summary

Did you know that you make this world a wealthier place each time you buy a sixer of beer? It’s no joke – find out how in Episode 12! In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with Ryan Koga, brewmaster at Karben4 Brewing in Madison, Wisconsin about how and why he does his thing on a daily basis by brewing amazing beers. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann about the ideas of value and wealth, and how the free market best empowers us to create them in the world.

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As referenced in this episode: World Bank Forecasts Global Poverty to Fall Below 10% for First Time

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RyanKogaRyan Koga

Ryan grew up in Wisconsin but moved to Montana to earn his master’s degree in athletic training. There, he landed a job on the bottling line at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company in Billings, Montana to pay the bills – and quickly discovered his passion for beer. Before long, Ryan became a brewer – and then the head brewer – at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company, and quickly became known for his seasonal beers and bright cartoon personality. Ryan now serves as the brewmaster at Karben4, a microbrew company located in Madison, Wisconsin

Connect with Ryan: Karben4.com


Economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann

LarryKaufmannDr. Larry Kaufmann is a proven intellectual entrepreneur who developed an international economic consulting practice focused on implementing performance-based reforms of regulated industries. After graduating with a PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1993, Dr. Kaufmann has managed consulting projects in 14 countries, communicated his findings to nontechnical audiences in hundreds of client studies and reports, and provided expert witness testimony over 40 times on a variety of economic topics.

In recent years, Dr. Kaufmann has written extensively on economic and political issues. His written work has been featured in National Review, The American Thinker, and Isthmus Newspaper. Additionally, in 2012, Dr. Kaufmann was a member of the first graduating class of the Atlas Leadership Academy, a program designed by the Atlas Network to train think tank leaders. He was the only American to graduate from the program in 2012.

Dr. Kaufmann now resides in Austin, Texas, where he continues his consulting practice.

Connect with Dr. Larry Kaufmann: lkaufmann@earthlink.net

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