EconTalk Archives, 2006

EconTalk Archives, 2006

Boettke on Katrina and the Economics of Disaster

Pete Boettke of George Mason University talks about the role of government and voluntary efforts in relieving...

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Boudreaux on Law and Legislation

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks about the fundamental principles of economics and civilization:...

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Caplan on Discrimination and Labor Markets

Bryan Caplan and Russ Roberts discuss the economics of discrimination and government's regulation of labor markets....

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Postrel on Style

Author and journalist Virginia Postrel talks about how business competes for customers using style and beauty, going...

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Engerman on Slavery

Stanley Engerman of the University of Rochester talks about slavery throughout world history, the role it played (or...

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Peltzman on Regulation

Sam Peltzman of the University of Chicago talks about his views on safety, regulation, unintended consequences and...

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Richard Thaler on Libertarian Paternalism

Richard Thaler of the U. of Chicago Graduate School of Business defends the idea of libertarian paternalism--how...

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Clint Bolick Defends Judicial Activism

Clint Bolick, co-founder of the Institute for Justice and President of the Alliance for School Choice makes the case...

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The Economics of Moneyball

Skip Sauer of Clemson University and Russ Roberts discuss the economics of Michael Lewis's Moneyball. Lewis claims...

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Walter Williams on Life, Liberty and Economics

Professor, Radio Host, and Syndicated Columnist Walter Williams of George Mason University talks with EconTalk's Russ...

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The Economics of Religion

Larry Iannaccone of George Mason University talks with EconTalk's Russ Roberts about the economics of religion....

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Private vs. Public Risk-Taking

Mike Munger and Russ Roberts discuss the differences between public and private risk-taking. Their conversation...

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The Economics of Obesity

Russ Roberts talks with Darius Lakdawalla of Rand and the National Bureau of Economic Research on the economics of...

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The Economics of Paternalism

Economist Ed Glaeser of Harvard University talks with host Russ Roberts about the dangers of soft...

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Legislators vs. Wal-Mart

Russ Roberts and Richard Epstein discuss the attempts to use legislation to handicap Wal-Mart. They also discuss the...

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Friedman on Capitalism and Freedom

Russ Roberts talks to Milton Friedman about the radical ideas he put forward almost 50 years ago in Capitalism and...

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Milton Friedman on Money

Russ Roberts talks with Milton Friedman about his research and views on inflation, the Federal Reserve, Alan...

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The Political Economy of Power

Russ Roberts talks with Hoover Institution and NYU political scientist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita about his theory of...

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Chris Anderson and the Long Tail

Russ Roberts talks with Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine about the ideas in his new book, The Long Tail: Why the...

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Cogan on Improving the Health Care System

Russ Roberts talks with Stanford University's John Cogan about what's wrong with America's health care system and how...

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