Dowd and Paul interview Matthew Mitchell of the free market Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Matt is the Director of the Equity Initiative and Senior Research Fellow. Matt is the first podcast guest to have worked at the Rio Grande Foundation. He also lives in Angel Fire, New Mexico. They discuss the policy and economic challenges facing our State. Finally, the podcast focuses on Matt’s work at Mercatus, Gov. Martinez’s executive order on occupational licensing, and how governments promote and detract from equity.