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Amy Willis: February 2017

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How to Run a Drug Cartel

EconTalk
Amy Willis
If you missed this week's EconTalk episode with Tom Wainwright of The Economist, you're missing out...whether or not you have any drug-running aspirations. Wainwright's new book, Narconomics, host Russ Roberts calls "a tribute to economics." In his book, Wainwright... MORE

Stories about Bitcoin seemed to me to be all the rage for a while, having since tapered off. (At least in my own newsfeed...) The digital currency has long been trumpeted by libertarian-leaning types. I mean, what's not to... MORE

What's so bad about sugar?

EconTalk
Amy Willis
What's so bad about sugar? According to this week's EconTalk guest Gary Taubes, just about everything. Taubes's real concern is insulin resistance, which he argues is the trigger for most diseases that afflict the denizens of the Western world.... MORE

We Wanted Workers...

EconTalk
Amy Willis
Amidst all the babble recently about building walls, travel bans, and so on, it was refreshing to find a reasoned and nuanced discussion of immigration issues in this week's EconTalk episode. Borjas, himself an immigrant, is less sanguine about... MORE

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