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 Aug 10, 2021
Great topics but interviewer is often rude dounding in his demeanor and often goes on tangents not 100% related to ongoing conversation. I get the feeling he believes he is smarter than everyone he interviews

 Jul 12, 2021
really gone down hill these last few years. Russ has gotten much less critically analytical to narratives he agrees with.


EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem and Stanford's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of consciousness, and more. EconTalk has been taking the Monday out of Mondays since 2006. All 900+ episodes are available in the archive. Go to for transcripts, related resources, and comments.

Episode Date
Does Market Failure Justify Government Intervention? (with Michael Munger)
Jun 17, 2024
How the Constitution Can Bring Us Together (with Yuval Levin)
Jun 10, 2024
Injustice and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (with Dwayne Betts)
Jun 03, 2024
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Covid Vaccine (with Vinay Prasad)
May 27, 2024
Purpose, Pleasure, and Meaning in a World Without Work (with Nicholas Bostrom)
May 20, 2024
Glenn Loury Tells All
May 13, 2024
Living with the Constitution (with A.J. Jacobs)
May 06, 2024
The Top EconTalk Conversations of 2023 (with Russ Roberts)
Apr 29, 2024
Seeking Immortality (with Paul Bloom)
Apr 22, 2024
When Prediction Is Not Enough (with Teppo Felin)
Apr 15, 2024
Rituals Without Religion (with Michael Norton)
Apr 08, 2024
A User's Guide to Our Emotional Thermostat (with Adam Mastroianni)
Apr 01, 2024
What Does "Unbiased" Mean in the Digital World? (with Megan McArdle)
Mar 25, 2024
Voices from Gaza (with Ahmed Alkhatib)
Mar 18, 2024
Living with Exponential Change (with Azeem Azhar)
Mar 11, 2024
How to Avoid Lying With Statistics (with Jeremy Weber)
Mar 04, 2024
The Secrets of Great Conversation (with Charles Duhigg)
Feb 26, 2024
A Lively Debate on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (with Robert Wright)
Feb 19, 2024
Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (with Hillel Cohen)
Feb 12, 2024
Should Israel Depend on the US? (with Michael Oren)
Feb 05, 2024
What Palestinians Are Thinking (with Dahlia Scheindlin)
Jan 29, 2024
If Life Is Random, Is It Meaningless? (with Brian Klaas)
Jan 22, 2024
Can a Nation Plunder Its Way to Wealth (with Noah Smith)
Jan 15, 2024
The Challenge of Covering the Most Important Story on Earth (with Matti Friedman)
Jan 08, 2024
From the Second Intifada to October 7th (with Daniel Gordis)
Jan 01, 2024
Can Artificial Intelligence Be Moral? (with Paul Bloom)
Dec 25, 2023
An Extraordinary Introduction to the Birth of Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (with Haviv Rettig Gur)
Dec 18, 2023
Niall Ferguson on Free Speech and Kissinger's Role in the Middle East
Dec 11, 2023
Yossi Klein Halevi on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Dec 04, 2023
Tyler Cowen on the GOAT of Economics
Nov 27, 2023
Andrew McAfee on the Geek Way
Nov 20, 2023
Jennifer Burns on Milton Friedman
Nov 13, 2023
Zach Weinersmith on Space Settlement and A City on Mars
Nov 06, 2023
Michael Easter on Excess, Moderation, and the Scarcity Brain
Oct 30, 2023
Robert Sapolsky on Determinism, Free Will, and Responsibility
Oct 23, 2023
Alexandra Hudson on the Soul of Civility
Oct 16, 2023
Adam Mastroianni on Learning and Mostly Forgetting
Oct 09, 2023
Elie Hassenfeld on GiveWell
Oct 02, 2023
Peter Attia on Lifespan, Healthspan, and Outlive
Sep 25, 2023
Michael Munger on How Adam Smith Solved the Trolley Problem
Sep 18, 2023
Anupam Bapu Jena on Random Acts of Medicine
Sep 11, 2023
Roland Fryer on Race, Diversity, and Affirmative Action
Sep 04, 2023
Vinay Prasad on Cancer Screening
Aug 28, 2023
Walter Russell Mead on Innovation, Religion, and the State of the World
Aug 21, 2023
Adam Mastroianni on the Brain, the Ears, and How We Learn
Aug 14, 2023
Zvi Mowshowitz on AI and the Dial of Progress
Aug 07, 2023
Daron Acemoglu on Innovation and Shared Prosperity
Jul 31, 2023
Erik Hoel on Consciousness, Free Will, and the Limits of Science
Jul 24, 2023
Lydia Dugdale on the Lost Art of Dying
Jul 17, 2023
Marc Andreessen on Why AI Will Save the World
Jul 10, 2023
James Rebanks on the Shepherd's Life
Jul 03, 2023
Jacob Howland on the Hidden Human Costs of AI
Jun 26, 2023
Michael Munger on Obedience to the Unenforceable
Jun 19, 2023
Rebecca Struthers on Watches, Watchmaking, and the Hands of Time
Jun 12, 2023
Les Snead on Risk, Decisions, and Football
Jun 05, 2023
Luca Dellanna on Risk, Ruin, and Ergodicity
May 29, 2023
Casey Mulligan on Vaccines, the Pandemic, and the FDA
May 22, 2023
Tyler Cowen on the Risks and Impact of Artificial Intelligence
May 15, 2023
Eliezer Yudkowsky on the Dangers of AI
May 08, 2023
Patrick House and Itzhak Fried on the Brain's Mysteries
May 01, 2023
Michael Munger on the Perfect vs. the Good
Apr 24, 2023
Dana Gioia on Poetry, Death and Mortality
Apr 17, 2023
Daniel Gordis on Israel and Impossible Takes Longer
Apr 10, 2023
Erik Hoel on the Threat to Humanity from AI
Apr 03, 2023
Kevin Kelly on Advice, AI, and Technology
Mar 27, 2023
Megan McArdle on the Oedipus Trap
Mar 20, 2023
Zach Weinersmith on Beowulf and Bea Wolf
Mar 13, 2023
Omer Moav on the Emergence of the State
Mar 06, 2023
Paul Bloom on Psych, Psychology, and the Human Mind
Feb 27, 2023
Marco Ramos on Misunderstanding Mental Illness
Feb 20, 2023
Adam Mastroianni on Peer Review and the Academic Kitchen
Feb 13, 2023
Sam Harris on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Morality
Feb 06, 2023
Vinay Prasad on Pharmaceuticals, the FDA, and the Death of Duty
Jan 30, 2023
Dwayne Betts on Beauty, Prison, and Redaction
Jan 23, 2023
Tiffany Jenkins on Plunder, Museums, and Marbles
Jan 16, 2023
Ian Leslie on Being Human in the Age of AI
Jan 09, 2023
Hannah Ritchie on Eating Local
Jan 02, 2023
Judge Glock on Zoning and Local Government
Dec 26, 2022
Arnold Kling on Twitter, FTX, and ChatGPT
Dec 19, 2022
Monica Guzman on Curiosity and Conversation in Contentious Times
Dec 12, 2022
Patrick House on Consciousness
Dec 05, 2022
Annie Duke on the Power of Quitting
Nov 28, 2022
Johnathan Bi on Mimesis and René Girard
Nov 21, 2022
Agnes Callard on Meaning, the Human Quest, and the Aims of Education
Nov 14, 2022
Jessica Todd Harper on Beauty, Family, and Photography
Nov 07, 2022
Michael Munger on Industrial Policy
Oct 31, 2022
Ryan Holiday on Discipline Is Destiny
Oct 24, 2022
Devon Zuegel on Inflation, Argentina, and Crypto
Oct 17, 2022
Roland Fryer on Educational Reform
Oct 10, 2022
Sonat Birnecker Hart on Whiskey
Oct 03, 2022
Erik Hoel on Effective Altruism, Utilitarianism, and the Repugnant Conclusion
Sep 26, 2022
Kieran Setiya on Midlife
Sep 19, 2022
David McRaney on How Minds Change
Sep 12, 2022
Will MacAskill on Longtermism and What We Owe the Future
Sep 05, 2022
Amor Towles on A Gentleman in Moscow and the Writer's Craft
Aug 29, 2022
Raj Chetty on Economic Mobility
Aug 22, 2022
Tyler Cowen on Talent
Aug 15, 2022
Russ Roberts and Mike Munger on Wild Problems
Aug 08, 2022
Gerd Gigerenzer on How to Stay Smart in a Smart World
Aug 01, 2022
John List on Scale, Uber, and the Voltage Effect
Jul 25, 2022
Vinay Prasad on the Pandemic
Jul 18, 2022
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Nations, States, and Scale
Jul 11, 2022
Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan on Immigration Then and Now
Jul 04, 2022
A.J. Jacobs on Solving Life's Puzzles
Jun 27, 2022
Roosevelt Montás on Rescuing Socrates
Jun 20, 2022
Sridhar Ramaswamy on Google, Search, and Neeva
Jun 13, 2022
Matti Friedman on Leonard Cohen and the Yom Kippur War
Jun 06, 2022
Ian Leslie on Curiosity
May 30, 2022
Diane Coyle on Cogs, Monsters, and Better Economics
May 23, 2022
Marc Andreessen on Software, Immortality, and Bitcoin
May 16, 2022
Chris Blattman on Why We Fight
May 09, 2022
Dwayne Betts on Ellison, Levi, and Human Suffering
May 02, 2022
Michael Munger on Antitrust
Apr 25, 2022
Tyler Cowen on Reading
Apr 18, 2022
Russ Roberts on Education
Apr 11, 2022
Richard Gunderman on Greed, Adam Smith, and Leo Tolstoy
Apr 04, 2022
Pano Kanelos on Education and UATX
Mar 28, 2022
Robert Pindyck on Averting and Adapting to Climate Change
Mar 21, 2022
Maxine Clark on Building the Build-a-Bear Workshop
Mar 14, 2022
Angela Duckworth on Character
Mar 07, 2022
Tamar Haspel on First-Hand Food
Feb 28, 2022
Luca Dellanna on Compulsion, Self-deception, and the Brain
Feb 21, 2022
Michael Eisenberg on the Start-Up Nation, Storytelling, and the Power of Technology
Feb 14, 2022
John Taylor on Inflation, the Fed, and the Taylor Rule
Feb 07, 2022
Moshe Koppel on Norms, Tradition, and Resilient Societies
Jan 31, 2022
Penny Lane on Loving and Loathing Kenny G
Jan 24, 2022
Tyler Cowen and Russ Roberts on Nation, Immigration, and Israel
Jan 17, 2022
Gregory Zuckerman on the Crazy Race to Create the COVID Vaccine
Jan 10, 2022
Lorne Buchman on Creativity, Leadership, and Art
Jan 03, 2022
Megan McArdle on Belonging, Home, and National Identity
Dec 27, 2021
Michael Munger on Constitutions
Dec 20, 2021
Frank Rose on Internet Narratives
Dec 13, 2021
Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus on GiveDirectly
Dec 06, 2021
Nina Kraus on Hearing, Noise, and Of Sound Mind
Nov 29, 2021
Eric Jacobus on the Art and Science of Violence
Nov 22, 2021
Emily Oster on the Family Firm
Nov 15, 2021
Sandra Faber on the Future of the Earth
Nov 08, 2021
Jennifer Frey on Education, Philosophy, and the University
Nov 01, 2021
Paul Bloom on Happiness, Suffering, and the Sweet Spot
Oct 25, 2021
Rowan Jacobsen on Truffle Hound
Oct 18, 2021
Sam Quinones on Meth, Fentanyl, and the Least of Us
Oct 11, 2021
Arnold Kling on Reforming Government and Expertise
Oct 04, 2021
Noreena Hertz on the Lonely Century
Sep 27, 2021
David Henderson on the Essential UCLA School of Economics
Sep 20, 2021
Glen Weyl on Antitrust, Capitalism, and Radical Reform
Sep 13, 2021
Johann Hari on Lost Connections
Sep 06, 2021
Bret Devereaux on Ancient Greece and Rome
Aug 30, 2021
Michael Heller and James Salzman on Mine!
Aug 23, 2021
Nicholas Wapshott on Samuelson and Friedman
Aug 16, 2021
Michael Munger on Free Markets
Aug 09, 2021
Jonathan Rauch on the Constitution of Knowledge
Aug 02, 2021
James Heckman on Inequality and Economic Mobility
Jul 26, 2021
Michael Easter on the Comfort Crisis
Jul 19, 2021
Don Boudreaux on the Pandemic
Jul 12, 2021
Claudia Hauer on War, Education, and Strategic Humanism
Jul 05, 2021
Sebastian Junger on Freedom
Jun 28, 2021
Anja Shortland on Lost Art
Jun 21, 2021
Donald Shoup on the Economics of Parking
Jun 14, 2021
Ian Leslie on Conflicted
Jun 07, 2021
Bruce Meyer on Poverty
May 31, 2021
Jason Riley on Race in America
May 24, 2021
Julia Galef on the Scout Mindset
May 17, 2021
Agnes Callard on Anger
May 10, 2021
Katy Milkman on How to Change
May 03, 2021
Roya Hakakian on A Beginner's Guide to America
Apr 26, 2021
Mark Rank on Poverty and Poorly Understood
Apr 19, 2021
Emiliana Simon-Thomas on Happiness
Apr 12, 2021
Tyler Cowen on the Pandemic, Revisited
Apr 05, 2021
Max Kenner on Crime, Education, and the Bard Prison Initiative
Mar 29, 2021
Megan McArdle on Catastrophes and the Pandemic
Mar 22, 2021
Sherry Turkle on Family, Artificial Intelligence, and the Empathy Diaries
Mar 15, 2021
Leon Kass on Human Flourishing, Living Well, and Aristotle
Mar 08, 2021
Michael Munger on Desires, Morality, and Self-Interest
Mar 01, 2021
John Cochrane on the Pandemic
Feb 22, 2021
Dana Gioia on Learning, Poetry, and Studying with Miss Bishop
Feb 15, 2021
Lamorna Ash on Dark, Salt, Clear
Feb 08, 2021
Michael McCullough on the Kindness of Strangers
Feb 01, 2021
Scott Newstok on How to Think Like Shakespeare
Jan 25, 2021
Gary Shiffman on the Economics of Violence
Jan 18, 2021
Don Boudreaux on Buchanan
Jan 11, 2021
Matthew Crawford on Why We Drive
Jan 04, 2021
Michael Blastland on the Hidden Half
Dec 28, 2020
Jay Bhattacharya on the Pandemic
Dec 21, 2020
Katherine Levine Einstein on Neighborhood Defenders
Dec 14, 2020
Branko Milanovic on the Big Questions of Economics
Dec 07, 2020
Emily Oster on the Pandemic
Nov 30, 2020
Daniel Haybron on Happiness
Nov 23, 2020
Virginia Postrel on Textiles and the Fabric of Civilization
Nov 16, 2020
Steven Levitt on Freakonomics and the State of Economics
Nov 09, 2020
Rob Wiblin and Russ Roberts on Charity, Science, and Utilitarianism
Nov 02, 2020
Fredrik deBoer on the Cult of Smart
Oct 26, 2020
Dwayne Betts on Reading, Prison, and the Million Book Project
Oct 19, 2020
Anne Applebaum on the Twilight of Democracy
Oct 12, 2020
Zena Hitz on Lost in Thought
Oct 05, 2020
Agnes Callard on Aspiration
Sep 28, 2020
Lisa Cook on Racism, Patents, and Black Entrepreneurship
Sep 21, 2020
Robert Chitester on Milton Friedman and Free to Choose
Sep 14, 2020
Margaret Heffernan on Uncharted
Sep 07, 2020
Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works
Aug 31, 2020
Franklin Zimring on When Police Kill
Aug 24, 2020
Michael Munger on the Future of Higher Education
Aug 17, 2020
Ben Cohen on the Hot Hand
Aug 10, 2020
John Kay and Mervyn King on Radical Uncertainty
Aug 03, 2020
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Pandemic
Jul 27, 2020
Glenn Loury on Race, Inequality, and America
Jul 20, 2020
Josh Williams on Online Gaming, Blockchain, and Forte
Jul 13, 2020
Robert Lerman on Apprenticeships
Jul 06, 2020
Vivian Lee on The Long Fix
Jun 29, 2020
Agnes Callard on Philosophy, Progress, and Wisdom
Jun 22, 2020
Diane Ravitch on Slaying Goliath
Jun 15, 2020
Rebecca Henderson on Reimagining Capitalism
Jun 08, 2020
Sarah Carr on Charter Schools, Educational Reform, and Hope Against Hope
Jun 01, 2020
Martin Gurri on the Revolt of the Public
May 25, 2020
Robert Pondiscio on How the Other Half Learns
May 18, 2020
Paul Romer on the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 15, 2020
Branko Milanovic on Capitalism, Alone
May 11, 2020
L.A. Paul on Vampires, Life Choices, and Transformation
May 04, 2020
Alan Lightman on Stardust, Meaning, Religion, and Science
Apr 27, 2020
Vinay Prasad on Cancer Drugs, Medical Ethics, and Malignant
Apr 20, 2020
Ed Leamer on Manufacturing, Effort, and Inequality
Apr 13, 2020
Arnold Kling on the Three Languages of Politics, Revisited
Apr 06, 2020
Jenny Schuetz on Land Regulation and the Housing Market
Mar 30, 2020
Azra Raza on The First Cell
Mar 23, 2020
Tyler Cowen on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar 19, 2020
Isabella Tree on Wilding
Mar 16, 2020
Richard Davies on Extreme Economies
Mar 09, 2020
Yuval Levin on A Time to Build
Mar 02, 2020
Richard Robb on Willful
Feb 24, 2020
Peter Singer on The Life You Can Save
Feb 17, 2020
Marty Makary on the Price We Pay
Feb 10, 2020
Robert Shiller on Narrative Economics
Feb 03, 2020
Daniel Klein on Honest Income
Jan 27, 2020
Janine Barchas on the Lost Books of Jane Austen
Jan 20, 2020
Adam Minter on Secondhand
Jan 13, 2020
Melanie Mitchell on Artificial Intelligence
Jan 06, 2020
Kimberly Clausing on Open and the Progressive Case for Free Trade
Dec 30, 2019
Joe Posnanski on the Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini
Dec 23, 2019
Binyamin Appelbaum on the Economists' Hour
Dec 16, 2019
Terry Moe on Educational Reform, Katrina, and Hidden Power
Dec 09, 2019
Gerd Gigerenzer on Gut Feelings
Dec 02, 2019
Susan Mayer on What Money Can't Buy
Nov 25, 2019
Keith Smith on Free Market Health Care
Nov 18, 2019
Rory Sutherland on Alchemy
Nov 11, 2019
Venkatesh Rao on Waldenponding
Nov 04, 2019
Michele Gelfand on Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Oct 28, 2019
Susan Houseman on Manufacturing
Oct 21, 2019
Andrew McAfee on More from Less
Oct 14, 2019
Ryan Holiday on Stillness Is the Key
Oct 07, 2019
Sabine Hossenfelder on Physics, Reality, and Lost in Math
Sep 30, 2019
Dani Rodrik on Neoliberalism
Sep 23, 2019
George Will on the Conservative Sensibility
Sep 16, 2019
Daron Acemoglu on Shared Prosperity and Good Jobs
Sep 09, 2019
David Deppner on Leadership, Confidence, and Humility
Sep 02, 2019
Andrew Roberts on Churchill and the Craft of Biography
Aug 26, 2019
Tyler Cowen on Big Business
Aug 19, 2019
Arthur Diamond on Openness to Creative Destruction
Aug 12, 2019
Andy Matuschak on Books and Learning
Aug 05, 2019
Shoshana Zuboff on Surveillance Capitalism
Jul 29, 2019
Chris Arnade on Dignity
Jul 22, 2019
Michael Brendan Dougherty on My Father Left Me Ireland
Jul 15, 2019
Arthur Brooks on Love Your Enemies
Jul 08, 2019
Adam Cifu on the Case for Being a Medical Conservative
Jul 01, 2019
Eric Topol on Deep Medicine
Jun 24, 2019
Anja Shortland on Kidnap
Jun 17, 2019
Bjorn Lomborg on the Costs and Benefits of Attacking Climate Change
Jun 10, 2019
Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design
Jun 03, 2019
David Epstein on Mastery, Specialization, and Range
May 27, 2019
Mary Hirschfeld on Economics, Culture, and Aquinas and the Market
May 20, 2019
Robert Burton on Being Certain
May 13, 2019
Mauricio Miller on Poverty, Social Work, and the Alternative
May 06, 2019
Emily Oster on Cribsheet
Apr 29, 2019
Paul Romer on Growth, Cities, and the State of Economics
Apr 22, 2019
Jill Lepore on Nationalism, Populism, and the State of America
Apr 15, 2019
Robin Feldman on Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes
Apr 08, 2019
Jacob Stegenga on Medical Nihilism
Apr 01, 2019
Daniel Hamermesh on Spending Time
Mar 25, 2019
Amy Tuteur on Birth, Natural Parenting, and Push Back
Mar 18, 2019
Amy Webb on Artificial Intelligence, Humanity, and the Big Nine
Mar 11, 2019
Jacob Vigdor on the Seattle Minimum Wage
Mar 04, 2019
Michael Munger on Crony Capitalism
Feb 25, 2019
Catherine Semcer on Poaching, Preserves, and African Wildlife
Feb 18, 2019
Jessica Riskin on Life, Machinery, and the Restless Clock
Feb 11, 2019
Gary Greenberg on the Placebo Effect
Feb 04, 2019
Patrick Collison on Innovation and Scientific Progress
Jan 28, 2019
Jennifer Doleac on Crime
Jan 21, 2019
Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn
Jan 14, 2019
Ed Dolan on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
Jan 07, 2019
Sebastian Junger on Tribe
Dec 31, 2018
Mariana Mazzucato on the Value of Everything
Dec 24, 2018
John Horgan on Mind-Body Problems
Dec 17, 2018
Peter Berkowitz on Locke, Liberty, and Liberalism
Dec 09, 2018
Maeve Cohen on Rethinking Economics
Dec 03, 2018
Anat Admati on the Financial Crisis of 2008
Nov 26, 2018
A.J. Jacobs on Thanks a Thousand
Nov 19, 2018
Julia Belluz on Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Nov 12, 2018
Alan Lightman on Science, Spirituality, and Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine
Nov 05, 2018
Michael Munger on Sharing, Transaction Costs, and Tomorrow 3.0
Oct 29, 2018
Ran Abramitzky on the Mystery of the Kibbutz
Oct 22, 2018
Kevin McKenna on Characters, Plot, and Themes of In the First Circle
Oct 18, 2018
John Gray on the Seven Kinds of Atheism
Oct 15, 2018
Neil Monnery on Hong Kong and the Architect of Prosperity
Oct 08, 2018
Noah Smith on Worker Compensation, Co-determination, and Market Power
Oct 01, 2018
Rodney Brooks on Artificial Intelligence
Sep 24, 2018
Paul Bloom on Cruelty
Sep 17, 2018
Kevin McKenna on Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet Union, and In the First Circle
Sep 10, 2018
Yoram Hazony on the Virtue of Nationalism
Sep 03, 2018
Charlan Nemeth on In Defense of Troublemakers
Aug 27, 2018
Lilliana Mason on Uncivil Agreement
Aug 20, 2018
David Meltzer on the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Aug 13, 2018
Frank Dikotter on Mao's Great Famine
Aug 06, 2018
Alberto Alesina on Immigration and Redistribution
Jul 30, 2018
Teppo Felin on Blindness, Rationality, and Perception
Jul 23, 2018
Russ Roberts on the Information Revolution, Politics, Yeats, and Yelling
Jul 16, 2018
Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed
Jul 09, 2018
Arnold Kling on Morality, Culture, and Tribalism
Jul 02, 2018
Michael Pollan on Psychedelic Drugs and How to Change Your Mind
Jun 25, 2018
Richard Reinsch on the Enlightenment, Tradition, and Populism
Jun 18, 2018
Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Cows, Carbon Farming, and Climate Change
Jun 11, 2018
Janet Golden on Babies Made Us Modern
Jun 04, 2018
Iain McGilchrist on the Divided Brain and the Master and His Emissary
May 28, 2018
Glen Weyl on Radical Markets
May 21, 2018
Peter Boettke on Public Administration, Liberty, and the Proper Role of Government
May 20, 2018
Joel Peterson on Leadership, Betrayal, and the 10 Laws of Trust
May 07, 2018
Ryan Holiday on Conspiracy, Gawker, and the Hulk Hogan Trial
Apr 30, 2018
Jonah Goldberg on The Suicide of the West
Apr 23, 2018
Jerry Muller on the Tyranny of Metrics
Apr 16, 2018
Vincent Rajkumar on the High Price of Cancer Drugs
Apr 09, 2018
Michael Munger on Traffic
Apr 02, 2018
Edward Glaeser on Joblessness and the War on Work
Mar 26, 2018
Beth Redbird on Licensing
Mar 19, 2018
Arnold Kling on Economics for the 21st Century
Mar 12, 2018
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Rationality, Risk, and Skin in the Game
Mar 05, 2018
Elizabeth Anderson on Worker Rights and Private Government
Feb 26, 2018
Jordan Peterson on 12 Rules for Life
Feb 19, 2018
Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education
Feb 12, 2018
Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay on the Enemies of Modernity
Feb 05, 2018
Marian Goodell on Burning Man
Jan 29, 2018
John Ioannidis on Statistical Significance, Economics, and Replication
Jan 22, 2018
Bill James on Baseball, Facts, and the Rules of the Game
Jan 14, 2018
Dick Carpenter on Bottleneckers
Jan 08, 2018
Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith on Soonish
Jan 01, 2018
Matt Stoller on Modern Monopolies
Dec 25, 2017
Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles on the Captured Economy
Dec 18, 2017
John Cogan on Entitlements and the High Cost of Good Intentions
Dec 12, 2017
Rachel Laudan on Food Waste
Dec 04, 2017
Simeon Djankov and Matt Warner on the Doing Business Report and Development Aid
Nov 27, 2017
Tim Harford on Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
Nov 20, 2017
Anthony Gill on Tipping
Nov 13, 2017
Dennis Rasmussen on Hume and Smith and The Infidel and the Professor
Nov 06, 2017
Michael Munger on Permissionless Innovation
Oct 30, 2017
Jennifer Burns on Ayn Rand and the Goddess of the Market
Oct 23, 2017
Megan McArdle on Internet Shaming and Online Mobs
Oct 16, 2017
Tim O'Reilly on What's the Future
Oct 09, 2017
Robert Wright on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Why Buddhism is True
Oct 02, 2017
Philip Auerswald on the Rise of Populism
Sep 25, 2017
Gabriel Zucman on Inequality, Growth, and Distributional National Accounts
Sep 18, 2017
Gillian Hadfield on Law and Rules For a Flat World
Sep 11, 2017
Rob Reich on Foundations and Philanthropy
Sep 03, 2017
Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars
Aug 28, 2017
John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move
Aug 21, 2017
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game
Aug 14, 2017
Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Prosperity, and the Good Society
Aug 07, 2017
Alex Guarnaschelli on Food
Jul 31, 2017
Sally Satel on Organ Donation
Jul 24, 2017
Tamar Haspel on Food Costs, Animal Welfare, and the Honey Bee
Jul 17, 2017
Martha Nussbaum on Alexander Hamilton
Jul 10, 2017
Chris Blattman on Chickens, Cash, and Development Economics
Jul 03, 2017
Robin Feldman on Drug Patents, Generics, and Drug Wars
Jun 26, 2017
Thomas Ricks on Churchill and Orwell
Jun 19, 2017
Don Boudreaux, Michael Munger, and Russ Roberts on Emergent Order
Jun 12, 2017
Christy Ford Chapin on the Evolution of the American Health Care System
Jun 05, 2017
David Boaz, P.J. O'Rourke, and George Will on the State of Liberty
May 29, 2017
Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Growth, and Experiments
May 22, 2017
Cass Sunstein on #Republic
May 15, 2017
Tyler Cowen on The Complacent Class
May 08, 2017
Jennifer Pahlka on Code for America
May 01, 2017
Elizabeth Pape on Manufacturing and Selling Women's Clothing and Elizabeth Suzann
Apr 24, 2017
Rana Foroohar on the Financial Sector and Makers and Takers
Apr 17, 2017
Erica Sandberg on Homelessness and Downtown Streets Team
Apr 10, 2017
Vanessa Williamson on Taxes and Read My Lips
Apr 03, 2017
Jason Barr on Building the Skyline and the Economics of Skyscrapers
Mar 27, 2017
Andrew Gelman on Social Science, Small Samples, and the Garden of the Forking Paths
Mar 20, 2017
Robert Whaples on the Economics of Pope Francis
Mar 13, 2017
Nicholas Crafts, Luis Garicano, and Luigi Zingales on the Economic Future of Europe
Mar 06, 2017
Paul Bloom on Empathy
Feb 27, 2017
Tom Wainwright on Narconomics
Feb 20, 2017
Jim Epstein on Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and Freedom in Latin America
Feb 13, 2017
Gary Taubes on the Case Against Sugar
Feb 06, 2017
George Borjas on Immigration and We Wanted Workers
Jan 30, 2017
Sam Quinones on Heroin, the Opioid Epidemic, and Dreamland
Jan 23, 2017
Michael Munger on the Basic Income Guarantee
Jan 16, 2017
Robert Hall on Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy
Jan 09, 2017
Mark Warshawsky on Compensation, Health Care Costs, and Inequality
Jan 02, 2017
Chris Blattman on Sweatshops
Dec 26, 2016
Terry Anderson on Native American Economics
Dec 19, 2016
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on the Spoils of War
Dec 12, 2016
Thomas Leonard on Race, Eugenics, and Illiberal Reformers
Dec 05, 2016
Doug Lemov on Reading
Nov 28, 2016
Erik Hurst on Work, Play, and the Dynamics of U.S. Labor Markets
Nov 21, 2016
Tim Harford on the Virtues of Disorder and Messy
Nov 14, 2016
David Gelernter on Consciousness, Computers, and the Tides of Mind
Nov 07, 2016
Judith Donath on Signaling, Design, and the Social Machine
Oct 31, 2016
Casey Mulligan on Cuba
Oct 24, 2016
Chris Arnade on the Mexican Crisis, TARP, and American Poverty
Oct 17, 2016
Angus Deaton on Inequality, Trade, and the Robin Hood Principle
Oct 10, 2016
Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction
Oct 03, 2016
John Cochrane on Economic Growth and Changing the Policy Debate
Sep 26, 2016
Eric Wakin on Archiving, Preservation, and History
Sep 19, 2016
Susan Athey on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation
Sep 12, 2016
Terry Moe on the Constitution, the Presidency, and Relic
Sep 05, 2016
Leo Katz on Why the Law is So Perverse
Aug 29, 2016
Michael Munger on Slavery and Racism
Aug 22, 2016
Chuck Klosterman on But What If We're Wrong
Aug 15, 2016
Adam D'Angelo on Knowledge, Experimentation, and Quora
Aug 08, 2016
Matthew Futterman on Players and the Business of Sports
Aug 01, 2016
Angela Duckworth on Grit
Jul 25, 2016
Ryan Holiday on Ego is the Enemy
Jul 18, 2016
Jonathan Skinner on Health Care Costs, Technology, and Rising Mortality
Jul 11, 2016
Yuval Levin on The Fractured Republic
Jul 04, 2016
Richard Epstein on Cruises, First-Class Travel, and Inequality
Jun 27, 2016
Kevin Kelly on the Inevitable
Jun 20, 2016
Abby Smith Rumsey on Remembering, Forgetting, and When We Are No More
Jun 13, 2016
Jason Zweig on Finance and the Devil's Financial Dictionary
Jun 06, 2016
David Beckworth on Money, Monetary Policy, and the Great Recession
May 30, 2016
James Bessen on Learning by Doing
May 23, 2016
Leif Wenar on Blood Oil
May 16, 2016
Pedro Domingos on Machine Learning and the Master Algorithm
May 09, 2016
Arnold Kling on Specialization and Trade
May 02, 2016
Alberto Alesina on Fiscal Policy and Austerity
Apr 25, 2016
Gary Belsky on the Origins of Sports
Apr 18, 2016
Robert Frank on Success and Luck
Apr 11, 2016
Richard Jones on Transhumanism
Apr 04, 2016
Jayson Lusk on Food, Technology, and Unnaturally Delicious
Mar 28, 2016
Marina Krakovsky on the Middleman Economy
Mar 21, 2016
David Autor on Trade, China, and U.S. Labor Markets
Mar 14, 2016
Will Davies on the Economics, Economists, and the Limits of Neoliberalism
Mar 07, 2016
Alison Wolf on Women, Inequality and the XX Factor
Feb 29, 2016
Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything
Feb 22, 2016
Adam Cifu on Ending Medical Reversal
Feb 15, 2016
Adam Ozimek on the Power of Econometrics and Data
Feb 08, 2016
Timothy Taylor on Government vs. Business
Feb 01, 2016
James Heckman on Facts, Evidence, and the State of Econometrics
Jan 25, 2016
Josh Luber on Sneakers, Sneakerheads, and the Second-hand Market
Jan 18, 2016
Greg Ip on Foolproof
Jan 11, 2016
Robert Frank on Dinner Table Economics
Jan 04, 2016
Noah Smith on Whether Economics is a Science
Dec 28, 2015
Philip Tetlock on Superforecasting
Dec 21, 2015
George Selgin on Monetary Policy and the Great Recession
Dec 14, 2015
Canice Prendergast on How Prices Can Improve a Food Fight (and Help the Poor)
Dec 07, 2015
David Mindell on Our Robots, Ourselves
Nov 30, 2015
Michael Munger on EconTalk's 500th Episode
Nov 23, 2015
Brian Nosek on the Reproducibility Project
Nov 16, 2015
Robert Aronowitz on Risky Medicine
Nov 09, 2015
Michael Matheson Miller on Poverty, Inc
Nov 02, 2015
Cesar Hidalgo on Why Information Grows
Oct 26, 2015
Yuval Harari on Sapiens
Oct 19, 2015
Peter Boettke on Katrina, Ten Years After
Oct 12, 2015
Tim O'Reilly on Technology and Work
Oct 05, 2015
Pete Geddes on the American Prairie Reserve
Sep 28, 2015
Tina Rosenberg on the Kidney Market in Iran
Sep 21, 2015
Mitch Weiss on the Business of Broadway
Sep 14, 2015
William MacAskill on Effective Altruism and Doing Good Better
Sep 07, 2015
Paul Robinson on Cooperation, Punishment and the Criminal Justice System
Aug 31, 2015
Jesse Ausubel on Agriculture, Technology, and the Return of Nature
Aug 24, 2015
Rachel Laudan on the History of Food and Cuisine
Aug 17, 2015
Summer Brennan on Wilderness, Politics and the Oyster War
Aug 10, 2015
Roger Berkowitz on Fish, Food, and Legal Sea Foods
Aug 03, 2015
Eric Hanushek on the Education, Skills, and the Millennium Development Goals
Jul 27, 2015
Wences Casares on Bitcoin and Xapo
Jul 20, 2015
Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane on the Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity
Jul 13, 2015
Alvin Roth on Matching Markets
Jul 06, 2015
Matt Ridley on Climate Change
Jun 29, 2015
Morten Jerven on African Economic Growth
Jun 22, 2015
Adam Davidson on Hollywood and the Future of Work
Jun 15, 2015
Nathaniel Popper on Bitcoin and Digital Gold
Jun 08, 2015
Martin Weitzman on Climate Change
Jun 01, 2015
Bent Flyvbjerg on Megaprojects
May 25, 2015
Nicholas Vincent on the Magna Carta
May 18, 2015
Eric Topol on the Power of Patients in a Digital World
May 11, 2015
Michael O'Hare on Art Museums
May 04, 2015
Leonard Wong on Honesty and Ethics in the Military
Apr 27, 2015
Scott Sumner on Interest Rates
Apr 20, 2015
Phil Rosenzweig on Leadership, Decisions, and Behavioral Economics
Apr 13, 2015
Vernon Smith and James Otteson on Adam Smith
Apr 06, 2015
David Skarbek on Prison Gangs and the Social Order of the Underworld
Mar 30, 2015
Campbell Harvey on Randomness, Skill, and Investment Strategies
Mar 23, 2015
Paul Romer on Urban Growth
Mar 16, 2015
Lawrence H. White on Monetary Constitutions
Mar 09, 2015
David Zetland on Water
Mar 02, 2015
Michael Munger on Choosing in Groups
Feb 23, 2015
Benn Steil on the Battle of Bretton Woods
Feb 16, 2015
Daniel Sumner on the Political Economy of Agriculture
Feb 09, 2015
Luigi Zingales on the Costs and Benefits of the Financial Sector
Feb 02, 2015
Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities
Jan 26, 2015
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms
Jan 19, 2015
Greg Page on Food, Agriculture, and Cargill
Jan 12, 2015
Joshua Greene on Moral Tribes, Moral Dilemmas, and Utilitarianism
Jan 05, 2015
James Tooley on Private Schools for the Poor and the Beautiful Tree
Dec 29, 2014
Joshua Angrist on Econometrics and Causation
Dec 22, 2014
Gary Marcus on the Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Brain
Dec 15, 2014
James Otteson on the End of Socialism
Dec 08, 2014
Nick Bostrom on Superintelligence
Dec 01, 2014
Emily Oster on Infant Mortality
Nov 24, 2014
Vernon Smith on Adam Smith and the Human Enterprise
Nov 17, 2014
Becky Liddicoat Yamarik on Palliative Care and End-of-Life Medical Issues
Nov 10, 2014
Daron Acemoglu on Inequality, Institutions, and Piketty
Nov 03, 2014
Robert Solow on Growth and the State of Economics
Oct 27, 2014
Luigi Zingales on Incentives and the Potential Capture of Economists by Special Interests
Oct 20, 2014
Russ Roberts and Michael Munger on How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
Oct 13, 2014
David Autor on the Future of Work and Polanyi's Paradox
Oct 06, 2014
Martha Nussbaum on Creating Capabilities and GDP
Sep 29, 2014
Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Capital in the 21st Century
Sep 22, 2014
Elizabeth Green on Education and Building a Better Teacher
Sep 15, 2014
Paul Pfleiderer on the Misuse of Economic Models
Sep 08, 2014
Nathan Blecharczyk on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy
Sep 01, 2014
Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs
Aug 25, 2014
Terry Anderson on the Environment and Property Rights
Aug 18, 2014
Barry Weingast on Law
Aug 11, 2014
Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha on LinkedIn and The Alliance
Aug 04, 2014
Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator
Jul 28, 2014
Chris Blattman on Cash, Poverty, and Development
Jul 21, 2014
D. G. Myers on Cancer, Dying, and Living
Jul 14, 2014
Michael Munger on the Sharing Economy
Jul 07, 2014
Lars Peter Hansen on Risk, Ambiguity, and Measurement
Jun 30, 2014
Gregory Zuckerman on the Frackers and the Energy Revolution
Jun 23, 2014
William Easterly on the Tyranny of Experts
Jun 16, 2014
Edward Lazear on Becker
Jun 09, 2014
Andrew McAfee, Megan McArdle, and Lee Ohanian on the Future of Work
Jun 02, 2014
Yuval Levin on Burke, Paine, and the Great Debate
May 26, 2014
Marc Andreessen on Venture Capital and the Digital Future
May 19, 2014
Charles Marohn on Strong Towns, Urban Development, and the Future of American Cities
May 12, 2014
Gavin Andresen on the Present and Future of Bitcoin
May 05, 2014
Diane Coyle on GDP
Apr 28, 2014
Megan McArdle on Failure, Success, and the Up Side of Down
Apr 21, 2014
Steven Teles on Kludgeocracy
Apr 14, 2014
Bryan Caplan on College, Signaling and Human Capital
Apr 07, 2014
John Cochrane on Education and MOOCs
Mar 31, 2014
John Christy and Kerry Emanuel on Climate Change
Mar 24, 2014
Jeffrey Sachs on the Millennium Villages Project
Mar 17, 2014
Richard Epstein on Classical Liberalism, Libertarianism, and Lochner
Mar 10, 2014
Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Autoimmune Disease, Parasites, and Complexity
Mar 03, 2014
Robert Frank on Coase
Feb 24, 2014
Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber on Fragile by Design
Feb 17, 2014
Paul Sabin on Ehrlich, Simon and the Bet
Feb 10, 2014
Erik Brynjolfsson on the Second Machine Age
Feb 03, 2014
Nina Munk on Poverty, Development, and the Idealist
Jan 27, 2014
Jonathan Haidt on the Righteous Mind
Jan 20, 2014
Laurence Kotlikoff on Debt, Default, and the Federal Government's Finances
Jan 13, 2014
Anthony Gill on Religion
Jan 06, 2014
Richard Fisher on Too Big to Fail and the Fed
Dec 30, 2013
Judith Curry on Climate Change
Dec 23, 2013
Wally Thurman on Bees, Beekeeping, and Coase
Dec 16, 2013
Doug Lemov on Teaching
Dec 09, 2013
Lant Pritchett on Education in Poor Countries
Dec 02, 2013
Joel Mokyr on Growth, Innovation, and Stagnation
Nov 25, 2013
Angus Deaton on Health, Wealth, and Poverty
Nov 18, 2013
Edmund Phelps on Mass Flourishing
Nov 11, 2013
John Ralston Saul on Reason, Elites, and Voltaire's Bastards
Nov 04, 2013
Don Boudreaux on Coase
Oct 28, 2013
Guillermo Calvo on the Crisis, Money, and Macro
Oct 21, 2013
Cliff Winston on Transportation
Oct 14, 2013
Emily Oster on Pregnancy, Causation, and Expecting Better
Oct 07, 2013
Tyler Cowen on Inequality, the Future, and Average is Over
Sep 30, 2013
David Epstein on the Sports Gene
Sep 23, 2013
David Laidler on Money
Sep 16, 2013
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Skin in the Game
Sep 09, 2013
Capitalism, Government, and the Good Society
Sep 04, 2013
Michael Munger on Milk
Sep 02, 2013
Eric Hanushek on Education and Prosperity
Aug 26, 2013
Jagdish Bhagwati on India
Aug 19, 2013
Barry Weingast on the Violence Trap
Aug 12, 2013
Robert Pindyck on Climate Change
Aug 05, 2013
Amrita Narlikar on Fair Trade and Free Trade
Jul 29, 2013
Michael Lind on Libertarianism
Jul 22, 2013
Michael Clemens on Aid, Migration, and Poverty
Jul 15, 2013
Morris Fiorina on Polarization, Stability, and the State of the Electorate
Jul 08, 2013
Michael Munger on Sports, Norms, Rules, and the Code
Jul 01, 2013
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers on Happiness, Growth, and the Reinhart-Rogoff Controversy
Jun 24, 2013
Dan Pallotta on Charity and the Culture of the Non-Profit Sector
Jun 17, 2013
Bruce Schneier on Power, the Internet, and Security
Jun 10, 2013
Arnold Kling on the Three Languages of Politics
Jun 03, 2013
Jim Manzi on the Oregon Medicaid Study, Experimental Evidence, and Causality
May 27, 2013
Richard Epstein on the Constitution
May 20, 2013
Austin Frakt on Medicaid and the Oregon Medicaid Study
May 13, 2013
William Bernstein on Communication, Power and the Masters of the Word
May 06, 2013
James Galbraith on Inequality
Apr 29, 2013
Edward Glaeser on Cities
Apr 22, 2013
Jeffrey Sachs on the Crisis, the Recovery, and the Future
Apr 15, 2013
Anat Admati on Bank Regulation and the Bankers' New Clothes
Apr 08, 2013
Eric Topol on the Creative Destruction of Medicine
Apr 01, 2013
Scott Sumner on Money, Business Cycles, and Monetary Policy
Mar 25, 2013
Angus Burgin on Hayek, Friedman, and the Great Persuasion
Mar 18, 2013
Doc Searls on the Intention Economy
Mar 11, 2013
Leigh Steinberg on Sports, Agents, and Athletes
Mar 04, 2013
Yanis Varoufakis on Valve, Spontaneous Order, and the European Crisis
Feb 25, 2013
Glenn Reynolds on Politics, the Constitution, and Technology
Feb 18, 2013
Cathy O'Neil on Wall St and Occupy Wall Street
Feb 11, 2013
Louis Michael Seidman on the Constitution
Feb 04, 2013
Peter Boettke on Living Economics
Jan 28, 2013
Kevin Kelly on the Future, Productivity, and the Quality of Life
Jan 21, 2013
Esther Dyson on the Attention Economy and the Quantification of Everything
Jan 14, 2013
Morten Jerven on Measuring African Poverty and Progress
Jan 07, 2013
Becky Pettit on the Prison Population, Survey Data and African-American Progress
Dec 31, 2012
Lisa Turner on Organic Farming
Dec 24, 2012
Don Boudreaux on Reading Hayek
Dec 17, 2012
Chris Anderson on Makers and Manufacturing
Dec 10, 2012
Mulligan on Redistribution, Unemployment, and the Labor Market
Dec 03, 2012
Marcia Angell on Big Pharma
Nov 26, 2012
John Cochrane on Health Care
Nov 19, 2012
Michael Munger on John Locke, Prices, and Hurricane Sandy
Nov 12, 2012
Joshua Rauh on Public Pensions
Nov 05, 2012
Steve Hanke on Hyperinflation, Monetary Policy, and Debt
Oct 29, 2012
Jonathan Rodden on the Geography of Voting
Oct 22, 2012
Arnold Kling on Education and the Internet
Oct 15, 2012
Garett Jones on Fisher, Debt, and Deflation
Oct 08, 2012
Robert Skidelsky on Money, the Good Life, and How Much is Enough
Oct 01, 2012
Robert Frank and Russ Roberts on Infrastructure
Sep 24, 2012
Paul Tough on How Children Succeed
Sep 17, 2012
Brian Nosek on Truth, Science, and Academic Incentives
Sep 10, 2012
Neil Barofsky on Bailouts
Sep 03, 2012
Roger Noll on the Economics of Sports
Aug 27, 2012
Lee Ohanian on the Great Recession and the Labor Market
Aug 20, 2012
Tammy Frisby on Tax Reform
Aug 13, 2012
Josiah Ober on the Ancient Greek Economy
Aug 06, 2012
Scott Atlas on American Health Care
Jul 30, 2012
David Brady on the 2012 US Election
Jul 23, 2012
Gary Taubes on Why We Get Fat
Jul 16, 2012
Joseph Stiglitz on Inequality
Jul 09, 2012
Luigi Zingales on Capitalism and Crony Capitalism
Jul 02, 2012
Enrico Moretti on Jobs, Cities, and Innovation
Jun 25, 2012
Jim Manzi on Knowledge, Policy, and Uncontrolled
Jun 18, 2012
Jonah Lehrer on Creativity and Imagine
Jun 11, 2012
Ed Yong on Science, Replication, and Journalism
Jun 04, 2012
Larry White on the Clash of Economic Ideas
May 28, 2012
Ronald Coase on Externalities, the Firm, and the State of Economics
May 21, 2012
David Owen on Parenting, Money, and the First National Bank of Dad
May 14, 2012
David Schmidtz on Rawls, Nozick, and Justice
May 07, 2012
John Taylor on Rules, Discretion, and First Principles
Apr 30, 2012
Tyler Cowen on Food
Apr 23, 2012
David Autor on Disability
Apr 16, 2012
Richard Burkhauser on the Middle Class
Apr 09, 2012
Eugene White on Bank Regulation
Apr 02, 2012
Don Boudreaux on Public Debt
Mar 26, 2012
Daron Acemoglu on Why Nations Fail
Mar 19, 2012
Emanuel Derman on Theories, Models, and Science
Mar 12, 2012
Charles Calomiris on Capital Requirements, Leverage, and Financial Regulation
Mar 05, 2012
David Weinberger on Too Big to Know
Feb 27, 2012
Adam Davidson on Manufacturing
Feb 20, 2012
David Owen on the Environment, Unintended Consequences, and The Conundrum
Feb 13, 2012
William Black on Financial Fraud
Feb 06, 2012
Eugene Fama on Finance
Jan 30, 2012
David Rose on the Moral Foundations of Economic Behavior
Jan 23, 2012
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Antifragility
Jan 16, 2012
Dean Baker on the Crisis
Jan 09, 2012
Scott Sumner on Money and the Fed
Jan 02, 2012
Alex Tabarrok on Innovation
Dec 26, 2011
Dan Klein on Knowledge and Coordination
Dec 19, 2011
Michael Munger on Profits, Entrepreneurship, and Storytelling
Dec 12, 2011
Tyler Cowen on the European Crisis
Dec 05, 2011
Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis
Nov 28, 2011
Gary Taubes on Fat, Sugar and Scientific Discovery
Nov 21, 2011
Roy Baumeister on Gender Differences and Culture
Nov 14, 2011
Steven Kaplan on the Inequality and the Top 1%
Nov 07, 2011
Ryan Avent on Cities, Urban Regulations, and Growth
Oct 31, 2011
Ramey on Stimulus and Multipliers
Oct 24, 2011
Nicholas Wapshott on Keynes and Hayek
Oct 17, 2011
Frank Rose on Storytelling and the Art of Immersion
Oct 10, 2011
Bruce Meyer on the Middle Class, Poverty, and Inequality
Oct 03, 2011
Alex Rosenberg on the Nature of Economics
Sep 26, 2011
Garett Jones on Stimulus
Sep 19, 2011
Robert Frank on Competition, Government, and Darwin
Sep 12, 2011
Clifford Winston on Lawyers
Sep 05, 2011
Eric Hanushek on Teachers
Aug 29, 2011
Brendan O'Donohoe on Potato Chips and Salty Snacks
Aug 22, 2011
David Brady on the Electorate and the Elections of 2010 and 2012
Aug 15, 2011
Debra Satz on Markets
Aug 08, 2011
Anat Admati on Financial Regulation
Aug 01, 2011
Keith Hennessey on the Debt Ceiling and the Budget Process
Jul 25, 2011
John Taylor on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Jul 18, 2011
Abhijit Banerjee on Poverty and Poor Economics
Jul 11, 2011
David Skeel on Bankruptcy and the Auto Industry Bailout
Jul 04, 2011
James Otteson on Adam Smith
Jun 27, 2011
Michael Munger on Exchange, Exploitation and Euvoluntary Transactions
Jun 20, 2011
Todd Buchholz on Competition, Stress, and the Rat Race
Jun 13, 2011
Barry Eichengreen on the Dollar and International Finance
Jun 06, 2011
William Easterly on Benevolent Autocrats and Growth
May 30, 2011
Tim Harford on Adapt and the Virtues of Failure
May 23, 2011
William Byers on the Blind Spot, Science, and Uncertainty
May 16, 2011
Bryan Caplan on Parenting
May 09, 2011
John Papola on the Keynes Hayek Rap Videos
May 02, 2011
Ariel Rubinstein on Game Theory and Behavioral Economics
Apr 25, 2011
Michael Munger on Microfinance, Savings, and Poverty
Apr 18, 2011
Dani Rodrik on Globalization, Development, and Employment
Apr 11, 2011
Gavin Andresen on BitCoin and Virtual Currency
Apr 04, 2011
Vincent Reinhart on Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and the Financial Crisis
Mar 28, 2011
Diane Coyle on the Economics of Enough
Mar 21, 2011
Robert Townsend on Development, Poverty, and Financial Institutions
Mar 14, 2011
Freeman Dyson on Heresy, Climate Change, and Science
Mar 07, 2011
George Will on America, Politics, and Baseball
Feb 28, 2011
Daron Acemoglu on Inequality and the Financial Crisis
Feb 21, 2011
Tyler Cowen on the Great Stagnation
Feb 14, 2011
Arnold Kling on Patterns of Sustainable Specialization and Trade
Feb 07, 2011
Brian Deer on Autism, Vaccination, and Scientific Fraud
Jan 31, 2011
Steve Fazzari on Stimulus and Keynes
Jan 24, 2011
Don Boudreaux on Monetary Misunderstandings
Jan 17, 2011
Bruce Caldwell on Hayek
Jan 10, 2011
Robin Hanson on the Technological Singularity
Jan 03, 2011
Peter Boettke on Mises
Dec 27, 2010
Joe Nocera on the Crisis and All the Devils Are Here
Dec 20, 2010
Wafaya Abdallah on Hair and Running a Small Business
Dec 13, 2010
George Selgin on the Fed
Dec 06, 2010
Kevin Kelly on Technology and What Technology Wants
Nov 29, 2010
Nicholas Phillipson on Adam Smith
Nov 22, 2010
Robert Frank on Inequality
Nov 15, 2010
Don Boudreaux on China, Currency Manipulation, and Trade Deficits
Nov 08, 2010
John Quiggin on Zombie Economics
Nov 01, 2010
Thomas Hazlett on Apple vs. Google
Oct 25, 2010
Ridley on Trade, Growth, and the Rational Optimist
Oct 18, 2010
Douglas Irwin on the Great Depression and the Gold Standard
Oct 11, 2010
Bryan Caplan on Immigration
Oct 04, 2010
Gary Greenberg on Depression, Addiction, and the Brain
Sep 27, 2010
Richard Epstein on Regulation
Sep 20, 2010
Alain de Botton on the Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Sep 13, 2010
Arnold Kling on Knowledge, Power, and Unchecked and Unbalanced
Sep 06, 2010
Daniel Pink on Drive, Motivation, and Incentives
Aug 30, 2010
Michael Munger on Private and Public Rent-Seeking (and Chilean Buses)
Aug 23, 2010
David Kennedy on the Great Depression and the New Deal
Aug 16, 2010
Robert Laughlin on the Future of Carbon and Climate
Aug 09, 2010
David Brady on the State of the Electorate
Aug 02, 2010
Robert Service on Leon Trotsky
Jul 26, 2010
John Taylor on the State of the Economy
Jul 19, 2010
Paul Gregory on Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin
Jul 12, 2010
Arnold Kling on the Unseen World of Banking, Mortgages, and Government
Jul 05, 2010
Bryan Caplan on Hayek, Richter, and Socialism
Jun 28, 2010
Scott Sumner on Growth and Economic Policy
Jun 21, 2010
Johanna Blakley on Fashion and Intellectual Property
Jun 14, 2010
Daniel Okrent on Prohibition and His Book, Last Call
Jun 07, 2010
Louis Menand on Psychiatry
May 31, 2010
Gary Belsky on Journalism, Editing, and Trivia
May 24, 2010
Russ Roberts on the Crisis
May 17, 2010
Ed Leamer on the State of Econometrics
May 10, 2010
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Black Swans, Fragility, and Mistakes
May 03, 2010
Paul Romer on Charter Cities
Apr 26, 2010
Michael Munger on Love, Money, Profits, and Non-profits
Apr 19, 2010
Diane Ravitch on Education
Apr 12, 2010
Yochai Benkler on Net Neutrality, Competition, and the Future of the Internet
Apr 05, 2010
Arthur De Vany on Steroids, Baseball, and Evolutionary Fitness
Mar 29, 2010
Steve Meyer on the Music Industry and the Internet
Mar 22, 2010
Don Boudreaux on Public Choice
Mar 15, 2010
Katherine Newman on Low-wage Workers
Mar 08, 2010
Barry Ritholtz on Bailouts, the Fed, and the Crisis
Mar 01, 2010
Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
Feb 22, 2010
Edmund Phelps on Unemployment and the State of Macroeonomics
Feb 15, 2010
Russ Roberts on Smith, Ricardo, and Trade
Feb 08, 2010
Larry White on Hayek and Money
Feb 01, 2010
Michael Spence on Growth
Jan 25, 2010
Michael Munger on Many Things
Jan 18, 2010
Michael Belongia on the Fed
Jan 11, 2010
Thomas Rustici on Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression
Jan 04, 2010
Clifford Winston on Market Failure and Government Failure
Dec 28, 2009
James Hamilton on Debt, Default, and Oil
Dec 21, 2009
Arnold Kling on Prosperity, Poverty, and Economics 2.0
Dec 14, 2009
Megan McArdle on Debt and Self-Restraint
Dec 07, 2009
Peter Boettke on Elinor Ostrom, Vincent Ostrom, and the Bloomington School
Nov 30, 2009
Carmen Reinhart on Financial Crises
Nov 23, 2009
Richard Posner on the Financial Crisis
Nov 16, 2009
Scott Sumner on Monetary Policy
Nov 09, 2009
Michael Heller on Gridlock and the Tragedy of the Anticommons
Nov 02, 2009
Charles Calomiris on the Financial Crisis
Oct 26, 2009
Munger on Shortages, Prices, and Competition
Oct 19, 2009
Daniel Willingham on Education, School, and Neuroscience
Oct 12, 2009
Gary Stern on Too Big to Fail
Oct 05, 2009
Willaim Cohan on the Life and Death of Bear Stearns
Sep 28, 2009
Paul Buchheit on Google, Friendfeed, and Start-ups
Sep 21, 2009
John Nye on the Great Depression, Political Economy, and the Evolution of the State
Sep 14, 2009
Tyler Cowen on Culture, Autism, and Creating Your Own Economy
Sep 07, 2009
Michael Munger on Cultural Norms
Aug 31, 2009
David Brady on Health Care Reform, Public Opinion, and Party Politics
Aug 24, 2009
Christopher Hitchens on George Orwell
Aug 17, 2009
Eric Hanushek on Test-based Accountability, Federal Funding, and School Finance
Aug 10, 2009
Paul Graham on Start-ups, Innovation, and Creativity
Aug 03, 2009
Peter Henry on Growth, Development, and Policy
Jul 27, 2009
John Taylor on the Financial Crisis
Jul 20, 2009
Justin Fox on the Rationality of Markets
Jul 13, 2009
Paul Collier on Democracy and Violence
Jul 06, 2009
Mark Helprin on Copyright
Jun 29, 2009
Michael Munger on Franchising, Vertical Integration, and the Auto Industry
Jun 22, 2009
Charles Platt on Working at Wal-Mart
Jun 15, 2009
Riccardo Rebonato on Risk Management and the Crisis
Jun 08, 2009
Richard Epstein on the Rule of Law
Jun 01, 2009
Dan Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 6--A Discussion of Parts VI and VII, and Summary
May 27, 2009
Peter Leeson on Pirates and the Invisible Hook
May 25, 2009
Michele Boldrin on Intellectual Property
May 18, 2009
Dan Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 5--A Discussion of Parts III (cont.), IV, and V
May 13, 2009
Alan Wolfe on Liberalism
May 11, 2009
Ed Leamer on Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories
May 04, 2009
Dan Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 4--A Discussion of Part III
Apr 29, 2009
Ricardo Reis on Keynes, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Policy
Apr 27, 2009
Dan Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 3--A Discussion of Part II
Apr 22, 2009
Russ Roberts on Wealth, Growth, and Economics as a Science
Apr 20, 2009
Dan Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 2--A Discussion of Part I
Apr 15, 2009
Don Boudreaux on Macroeconomics and Austrian Business Cycle Theory
Apr 13, 2009
Dan Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 1--An Overview
Apr 06, 2009
Brink Lindsey on the Age of Abundance
Mar 30, 2009
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Financial Crisis
Mar 23, 2009
Dan Klein on Truth, Bias, and Disagreement
Mar 16, 2009
Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia
Mar 09, 2009
Todd Zywicki on Debt and Bankruptcy
Mar 02, 2009
Allan Meltzer on Inflation
Feb 23, 2009
Amar Bhide on Outsourcing, Uncertainty, and the Venturesome Economy
Feb 16, 2009
Daron Acemoglu on the Financial Crisis
Feb 09, 2009
John Cochrane on the Financial Crisis
Feb 02, 2009
Russ Roberts (and Robin Hanson) on Truth and Economics
Jan 26, 2009
Eric Raymond on Hacking, Open Source, and the Cathedral and the Bazaar
Jan 19, 2009
Steve Fazzari on Keynesian Economics
Jan 12, 2009
Peter Boettke on the Austrian Perspective on Business Cycles and Monetary Policy
Jan 05, 2009
George Srour on Education, African Schools, and Building Tomorrow
Dec 22, 2008
Robert Higgs on the Great Depression
Dec 15, 2008
Steven Lipstein on Hospitals
Dec 08, 2008
Eric Rauchway on the Great Depresson and the New Deal
Dec 01, 2008
Thomas Hazlett on Telecommunications
Nov 24, 2008
George Selgin on Free Banking
Nov 17, 2008
Arnold Kling on Credit Default Swaps, Counterparty Risk, and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation
Nov 10, 2008
Richard Epstein on Happiness, Inequality, and Envy
Nov 03, 2008
Michael Munger on Middlemen
Oct 27, 2008
Clay Shirky on Coase, Collaboration and Here Comes Everybody
Oct 20, 2008
Patri Friedman on Seasteading
Oct 13, 2008
William Bernstein on Inequality
Oct 06, 2008
Arnold Kling on Freddie and Fannie and the Recent History of the U.S. Housing Market
Sep 29, 2008
Karol Boudreaux on Wildlife, Property, and Poverty in Africa
Sep 22, 2008
Robert Shiller on Housing and Bubbles
Sep 15, 2008
Joseph Ellis on American Creation and the Founding
Sep 08, 2008
Jonathan Rauch on the Volt, Risk, and Corporate Culture
Sep 01, 2008
Russ Roberts on the Price of Everything
Aug 25, 2008
John Taylor on Monetary Policy
Aug 18, 2008
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on Iran and Threats to U.S. Security
Aug 11, 2008
Robert Barro on Disasters
Aug 04, 2008
Hal Varian on Technology
Jul 28, 2008
Doug Rivers on Polling
Jul 21, 2008
Eric Hanushek on Education and School Finance
Jul 14, 2008
Michael Munger on the Political Economy of Public Transportation
Jul 07, 2008
Arnold Kling on Hospitals and Health Care
Jun 30, 2008
Richard McKenzie on Prices
Jun 23, 2008
Don Boudreaux on Energy Prices
Jun 16, 2008
Steve Cole on the Market for New Cars
Jun 09, 2008
Gene Epstein on Gold, the Fed, and Money
Jun 02, 2008
Robin Hanson on Signalling
May 26, 2008
Allan Meltzer on the Fed, Money, and Gold
May 19, 2008
Chris Anderson on Free
May 12, 2008
John Nye on Wine, War and Trade
May 05, 2008
William Bernstein on the History of Trade
Apr 28, 2008
Russ Roberts on the Least Pleasant Jobs
Apr 21, 2008
Diane Coyle on the Soulful Science
Apr 14, 2008
Christopher Coyne on Exporting Democracy after War
Apr 07, 2008
Deirdre McCloskey on Capitalism and the Bourgeois Virtues
Mar 31, 2008
Michael Munger on Subsidies and Externalities
Mar 24, 2008
Tyler Cowen on Monetary Policy
Mar 17, 2008
Stephen Marglin on Markets and Community
Mar 10, 2008
Vernon Smith on Rationality in Economics
Mar 03, 2008
Thomas Sowell on Economic Facts and Fallacies
Feb 25, 2008
Timothy Brook on Vermeer's Hat and the Dawn of Global Trade
Feb 19, 2008
William Easterly on Growth, Poverty, and Aid
Feb 11, 2008
Dan Klein on Coordination and Cooperation
Feb 04, 2008
Paul Collier on the Bottom Billion
Jan 28, 2008
Don Boudreaux on Globalization and Trade Deficits
Jan 21, 2008
Michael Munger on the Nature of the Firm
Jan 14, 2008
Edward Castronova on the Exodus to the Virtual World
Jan 07, 2008
William Duggan on Strategic Intuition
Dec 24, 2007
Karol Boudreaux on Property Rights and Incentives in Africa
Dec 17, 2007
Peter Boettke on Austrian Economics
Dec 10, 2007
Michael Munger on Fair Trade and Free Trade
Dec 03, 2007
Daniel Botkin on Nature, the Environment and Global Warming
Nov 26, 2007
Cass Sunstein on Worst-case Scenarios
Nov 19, 2007
Henry Aaron on Health Care Costs
Nov 15, 2007
Joel Waldfogel on Markets, Choice, and the Tyranny of the Market
Nov 12, 2007
Arnold Kling on the Economics of Health Care and the Crisis of Abundance
Nov 05, 2007
Bruce Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation
Oct 29, 2007
Ian Ayres on Super Crunchers and the Power of Data
Oct 22, 2007
Robert Frank on Economics Education and the Economic Naturalist
Oct 15, 2007
Thomas McCraw on Schumpeter, Innovation, and Creative Destruction
Oct 08, 2007
Don Boudreaux on Market Failure, Government Failure and the Economics of Antitrust Regulation
Oct 01, 2007
Grab Bag: Mike Munger and Russ Roberts on Recycling, Peak Oil and Steroids
Sep 24, 2007
Richard Epstein on Property Rights, Zoning and Kelo
Sep 17, 2007
Tyler Cowen on Your Inner Economist
Sep 10, 2007
George Shultz on Economics, Human Rights and the Fall of the Soviet Union
Sep 03, 2007
Paul Romer on Growth
Aug 27, 2007
Deborah Gordon on Ants, Humans, the Division of Labor and Emergent Order
Aug 20, 2007
Barry Weingast on Violence, Power and a Theory of Nearly Everything
Aug 13, 2007
Eric Hanushek on Educational Quality and Economic Growth
Aug 06, 2007
David Henderson on Disagreeable Economists
Jul 30, 2007
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on Reagan, Yeltsin, and the Strategy of Political Campaigning
Jul 23, 2007
Russ Roberts on Ticket Prices and Scalping
Jul 16, 2007
Ed Leamer on Outsourcing and Globalization
Jul 09, 2007
Michael Munger on Recycling
Jul 02, 2007
Bryan Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter
Jun 25, 2007
David Weinberger on Everything is Miscellaneous and the Wonderful World of Digital Information
Jun 18, 2007
Dan Pink on How Half Your Brain Can Save Your Job
Jun 11, 2007
Amity Shlaes on the Great Depression
Jun 04, 2007
Robin Hanson on Health
May 28, 2007
Vernon Smith on Markets and Experimental Economics
May 21, 2007
Cass Sunstein on Infotopia, Information and Decision-Making
May 14, 2007
John Allison on Strategy, Profits, and Self-Interest
May 07, 2007
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Black Swans
Apr 30, 2007
Alvin Rabushka on the Flat Tax
Apr 23, 2007
Don Boudreaux on the Economics of "Buy Local"
Apr 16, 2007
John Bogle on Investing
Apr 09, 2007
Mike Munger on the Division of Labor
Apr 02, 2007
Kevin Kelly on the Future of the Web and Everything Else
Mar 26, 2007
David Leonhardt on the Media
Mar 19, 2007
Tyler Cowen on Liberty, Art, Food and Everything Else in Between
Mar 12, 2007
Gregg Easterbrook on the American Standard of Living
Mar 05, 2007
Viviana Zelizer on Money and Intimacy
Feb 26, 2007
Richard Epstein on Property Rights and Drug Patents
Feb 19, 2007
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on Democracies and Dictatorships
Feb 12, 2007
Bob Lucas on Growth, Poverty and Business Cycles
Feb 05, 2007
Michael Lewis on the Hidden Economics of Baseball and Football
Jan 29, 2007
Greg Mankiw on Gasoline Taxes, Keynes and Macroeconomics
Jan 22, 2007
Bruce Yandle on Bootleggers and Baptists
Jan 15, 2007
Michael Munger on Price Gouging
Jan 08, 2007
Peter Boettke on Katrina and the Economics of Disaster
Dec 18, 2006
Don Boudreaux on Law and Legislation
Dec 11, 2006
Bryan Caplan on Discrimination and Labor Markets
Dec 04, 2006
Virginia Postrel on Style
Nov 27, 2006
Stanley Engerman on Slavery
Nov 21, 2006
Sam Peltzman on Regulation
Nov 13, 2006
Richard Thaler on Libertarian Paternalism
Nov 06, 2006
Clint Bolick Defends Judicial Activism
Oct 31, 2006
Skip Sauer on the Economics of Moneyball
Oct 23, 2006
Walter Williams on Life, Liberty and Economics
Oct 16, 2006
Larry Iannaccone on the Economics of Religion
Oct 09, 2006
Michael Munger on Private vs. Public Risk-Taking
Oct 03, 2006
Darius Lakdawalla on the Economics of Obesity
Sep 25, 2006
Ed Glaeser on the Economics of Paternalism
Sep 18, 2006
Richard Epstein on Legislators vs. Wal-Mart
Sep 11, 2006
Milton Friedman on Capitalism and Freedom
Sep 04, 2006
Milton Friedman on Money
Aug 28, 2006
The Political Economy of Power
Aug 14, 2006
Chris Anderson and the Long Tail
Aug 07, 2006
John Cogan on Improving the Health Care System
Jul 31, 2006
Making Schools Better: A Conversation with Rick Hanushek
Jul 24, 2006
Robert Barro on Growth
Jul 17, 2006
An Interview with Gary Becker
Jul 10, 2006
Michael Munger on Giving Away Money: An Economist's Guide to Political Life
Jun 23, 2006
Russ Roberts on Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Mental Illness or Made-Up Malady?
Jun 16, 2006
Richard Epstein on the Economics of Organ Donation
Jun 05, 2006
Alex Tabarrok on the Economics of Medical Malpractice
May 30, 2006
Don Cox on the Economics of Inheritance
May 04, 2006
Skip Sauer on the Economics of Sports
Apr 18, 2006
Michael Munger on Ticket Scalping and Opportunity Cost
Apr 10, 2006
Don Cox on the Economics of Parenting
Mar 16, 2006