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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 includ...Show More

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1:14:27 | Mar 5th, 2018

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Skin in the Game, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book. This is the third episode of EconTalk with Taleb related to the general topic of s...Show More
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Listening to Nassim Taleb has been a paradigm shift on so many fronts. Highly recommend grappling with his ideas in “Skin in the Game”.

1:34:18 | Oct 14th, 2019

Andrew McAfee of MIT's Sloan School of Management talks about his book, More from Less, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McAfee argues that technology is helping developed nations use fewer resources ...Show More
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A very academic convo but it changed the way I thought on this! Liked the way be broke down our need to innovate / our history of innovatio...Show More

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1:12:47 | Aug 6th, 2018

Historian Frank Dikotter of the University of Hong Kong and author of Mao's Great Famine talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dikotter chronicles the strategies Mao and Chinese leader...Show More
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Anyone with a soft spot for collectivism should give a listen to this harrowing account of the famine caused by Mao’s “Great Leap Forward”.

1:07:24 | Aug 28th, 2017

Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about two important trends for the future of personal travel--the increasing number of electric cars and a world of autonomo...Show More
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Fascinating talk (even if a bit dense). What are the butterfly effects of electric and autonomous car. ex) 50% of cigarette sales in the US ...Show More

1:23:43 | Nov 18th, 2019

Entrepreneur and Anesthesiologist Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma talks with host Russ Roberts about what it's like to run a surgery center that posts prices on the internet and that doe...Show More
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Will make you think differently about privatized healthcare

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