Podcast Episode 8: Dr. Jerry Hionis – Economics and Personal Finance

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Debt Free Muslim Podcast Episode 8

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Jerry Hionis holds a PhD from Temple University located in Philadelphia, PA. His primary research is in conflict theory with an emphasis on civil conflicts and Warlord-like competition. Other research interests include game theory, economic development, Islamic economic theory and history, political theory and African economics. He is also a professor at Temple University.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • How Dr. Jerry Hionis got into his field of Economics
  • How does Economics affect us individually?
  • Information on Islamic microeconomics
  • The differences between economics and personal finance
  • Economics of Warlords and conflicts
  • The history economics of interest and usury in Judeo-Christian and Islam
  • The types of riba/usury
  • The history of Islamic economics

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Adam Taufique

Adam Taufique is a founding member of Qur'an Weekly and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb in his community and has served in Masjids from being a weekend school teacher to youth coordinator. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @adamtaufique.


  1. April 21, 2014

    Great podcast. You got to love Jerry. 🙂 Also, who’s the guy at the end, sound interesting. 🙂

    • May 6, 2014

      lol he was definitely one of the more entertaining people I’ve interviewed to date


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