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EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty (econlib.org) and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.

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EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty (econlib.org) and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.

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2.7K Ratings

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Kleegrubaugh ,

Daron Acemoglu podcast

My random thoughts in response:
-If I understood correctly, a people driven market can’t be trusted but a people driven democracy can be?
-Minimum wage drove business to technological innovation that resulted in fewer jobs but is necessary for providing well paying jobs.
-The “key” to good jobs is education, particularly K-12 which is not doing a good job of training people for jobs, but is run by the very unions Dr. Acemoglu thinks makes jobs better for people.

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David Deppner Episode

That was among the best if not the best Econtalk episode I’ve heard. Though I have some disagreements with the certainty stuff, the idea of people’s discomfort with a leader who doesn’t pretend to know everything was enlightening.

K L Davis ,

Best podcast out there

I learn so much from Russ Roberts and his guests. Always interesting and informative. On many occasions I have bought the book that is the subject of the interview. I am reading “Range” by David Epstein and highly recommend. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “In the First Circle” was life changing. Thank you, Dr. Roberts!

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