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Radio Free Acton: Victor Claar on price gouging and Hurricane Harvey; Upstream on progressive rock; and Mailbag with Rev. Robert Sirico

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This week’s edition of Radio Free Acton features a chat with economist Victor Claar about the outrage surrounding price gouging and Hurricane Harvey. Is it immoral to ratchet up prices in the face of disasters? On Upstream, host Bruce Edward Walker talks about the politics and culture of progressive rock with guest Sam Karnick. And on Acton Mailbag, Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute, fields questions from summer interns.

Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

No, hurricanes and other natural disasters are not economically beneficial

Thinking about the ethics and economics of ‘price gauging’ 

The Whitest Music Ever: Prog rock was audacious, innovative — and awful

Acton Institute internship opportunities

Do you have questions for the Radio Free Acton team that you would like answered in future podcast segments? Leave a message at 888-705-4180 or email





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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts has a B.A. in English from Grove City College and produces the Acton Institute’s podcast, Radio Free Acton.