Bryan Caplan  

My Best Interview Ever

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Transporting Success... A Political Prediction...

If Russ Roberts asks you to do a podcast for EconTalk, you'd be a fool to refuse. He gave me the most perceptive and engaging interview I've ever done. (And Robin Hanson tells me the same about his EconTalk podcast, too).

A few highlights:

  • Russ tells a great story about the time he criticized the minimum wage at a picnic - and noticed other people inching away from him on the picnic blanket.
  • Why voters are much less likely than consumers to "learn from their mistakes."
  • Why the "rationally ignorant" would be agnostic, not dogmatic.
  • Russ has me explain why I say that "Irrationality is political pollution."
  • Why democratic fundamentalism, not market fundamentalism, is the real problem of modern politics.

I had a lot of fun last year doing an EconTalk podcast on labor economics, but at least for me, the latest one was way better.


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Sheldon Richman writes:

It's on my iPod, ready for me to listen to when I board a plane tomorrow for Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. I can hardly wait.

Long TIme Reader, first Time comment writes:

Great podcast. Saved me from what would have been a horrible commute. I may have friends listen to this podcast as opposed to reading the Econ 101 textbook.

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