Family & Lifestyle

Save Energy Staying Home, Eating Healthy Cost, End of Public Transit

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Apr 3, 2018 4:40 pm
  • 2:21:57

Americans are Saving Energy by Staying at Home (10:58) Ashok Sekar, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. His interests lie broadly at the intersection of technology, behavior, and policy with a focus on addressing issues surrounding sustainability. Americans are spending less time in malls and movie theaters and spending more time at home.  They are also spending less time in offices and more time in workspaces in their homes. But has this change shifted energy use here in America? Ashok Sekar shares his research. Cost of Eating Healthy (58:57) Margaret Marshall is a contributor to the Huffington Post and founder of Margaret Marshall Assoc., and the “Why Weight” coaching method. She is a wellness consultant, a speaker, author, and weight-loss coach. Her book, “Body, Mind, and Mouth…Life’s Eating Connection” was released in 2012. Her e-book, the “Five Finger Food Guide”, followed in 2014. Margaret Marshall explains The Cost of Being Healthy. :End of Public Transit (1:47:02) Matthew D. Mitchell, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Project for the Study of American Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also a professor of economics. In his writing and research, he specializes in public choice economics and the economics of government favoritism toward particular businesses, industries, and occupations. Ride-sharing programs such as Uber and Lyft are seemingly undermining public bus and transportation services in timeliness, flexibleness, and reasonable prices.  Should our government give more public services to the private sector? Dr. Mitchell discusses whether the private sector provides a better option for public transportation.