In episode 8, we talk about the cultural impact of Super Bowl ads, worries over “slack-filling” in food packages, politicized finance in Congress’ crosshairs, and the future of electric vehicles and lithium mining. Our interview this week is with Cato Institute Director of Financial Regulation Studies Jennifer Schulp. We cover FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SBF and the FTX meltdown, the accredited investor rule, public markets, growth investing, and the politics of ESG. Free the Economy is hosted by Richard Morrison. Our producers are Scooter Schaefer, Phoebe Gersten, and Ryan Kracinski. Keep up with the show by following us on Twitter.