Blog Profile / EconTalk


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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Chaos and Order: Could 12 Rules for Life Help Us Find Balance, by Amy Willis

by Alice Temnick Is it a relief to know that there is a shared belief in life as tragic, troubled, and full of misery? Would a plan for engaging in meaningful conversation, feeling significant and taking responsibility relieve us from...Show More Summary

Jordan Peterson on 12 Rules for Life

Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topics covered include parenting, conversation, the role of literature in everyday life, and the relationship between sacrificial rites...Show More Summary

Learning How (Not?) to Learn, by Amy Willis

by Alice Temnick What does the "sheepskin effect" tell us about earning a college degree? Does a college education buy more than a Grade A premium employee stamp? Bryan Caplan discusses human capital, the ability bias, and the particular...Show More Summary

Bryan Caplan on the Case Against Education

Bryan Caplan of George Mason University and the author of The Case Against Education talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Caplan argues that very little learning takes place in formal education and that very little of the return to college comes from skills or knowledge that is acquired in the classroom. Show More Summary

Modernity Under Attack?, by Amy Willis

In this week's episode, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay discuss the threat to modernity, the increasing polarization of society and associated break-down in discourse as a global phenomenon. Host Russ Roberts probes with questions about the pre-modern and post-modern extremists and the challenges faced by the spectrum that makes up the middle. Show More Summary

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay on the Enemies of Modernity

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their essay on the enemies of modernity. Pluckrose and Lindsay argue that modernity--by which they mean democracy, reason, and individual liberty--is under attack from pre-modern and post-modern ideological enemies. Show More Summary

The allure, tradition, and success of Man-Burning, by Amy Willis

by Alice Temnick What does an eight day participatory city with nothing for sale look like? In this week's episode, Marian Goodell, CEO of the Burning Man Project, and EconTalk host and Russ Roberts discuss various aspects of the annual phenomenon event that takes place in the Nevada desert and the global reach of Burning Man's influence. 1. Show More Summary

Marian Goodell on Burning Man

Marian Goodell, CEO of the Burning Man Project, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Burning Man, the 8-day art and music festival in the Nevada Desert. Goodell explains how Burning Man has evolved over the years, the principles...Show More Summary

Lies, Lies, and Statistical Significance, by Amy Willis

by Alice Temnick How do p-hacking, type M errors, and the "winners curse" affect the research findings that make weekly news? Or the research findings published in academic journals? In this week's episode, Stanford University's John...Show More Summary

John Ioannidis on Statistical Significance, Economics, and Replication

John Ioannidis of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his research on the reliability of published research findings. They discuss Ioannidis's recent study on bias in economics research, meta-analysis, the...Show More Summary

Bill James on Baseball, Facts, and the Rules of the Game

Baseball stats guru and author Bill James talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of understanding complexity in baseball and elsewhere. James reflects on the lessons he has learned as a long-time student of data and...Show More Summary

Dick Carpenter on Bottleneckers

Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice and author of Bottleneckers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a look at how occupational licensing and other regulations protect existing job holders from competition. Play Time:...Show More Summary

One of these Days, Alice..., by Amy Willis

Asteroid mining, space elevators, and augmented reality. These are just a few of the "Soonish" technologies that are discussed in this week's episode, in which host Russ Roberts welcomes Kelly and Zach Weinersmith. 1. What did you find...Show More Summary

The Mighty Amazon (and Facebook...and Google?), by Amy Willis

In our last episode of 2017, EconTalk host Russ Roberts welcomed Matt Stoller of the Open Market Institute to discuss his take on modern monopolies. In this lively conversation, Roberts and Stoller discussed the role and influence of technology companies in our lives- especially "the Big 3," Facebook, Google, and Amazon. 1. Show More Summary

Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith on Soonish

Ecologist Kelly Weinersmith and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith--creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal--talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their new book, Soonish--a look at cutting-edge and not-quite cutting edge technologies. Show More Summary

Matt Stoller on Modern Monopolies

Matt Stoller of the Open Market Institute talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the growing influence of Google, Facebook, and Amazon on commercial and political life. Stoller argues that these large firms have too much power over...Show More Summary

Ideologically Convenient...Economically Corrosive, by Amy Willis

21st century America has been hit by a "double whammy malaise," according to the Niskanen Center's Brink Lindsey, one of two guests joining host Russ Roberts on this week's EconTalk. Lindsey joins his co-author, Steven Teles, to talk...Show More Summary

Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles on the Captured Economy

Brink Lindsey of the Niskanen Center and Steven Teles of the Niskanen Center and Johns Hopkins University talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their book, The Captured Economy. Lindsey and Teles argue that inequality has been worsened by special interests who steer policy to benefit themselves. Show More Summary

You Gotta Love Irene Triplett, by Amy Willis

If you're unhappy about the growth of government entitlement programs, perhaps it's time you stop harping on the New Deal. According to this week's EconTalk guest, John Cogan, you'll need to look back a lot further...a lot further. What...Show More Summary

John Cogan on Entitlements and the High Cost of Good Intentions

John Cogan of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Cogan's book, The High Cost of Good Intentions, a history of U.S. entitlement policy. Cogan traces the evolution of government pensions beginning with Revolutionary War vets to the birth and evolution of the Social Security program. Show More Summary

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