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We feel pretty confident that a lot of you are big readers. I mean, you're here, right??? So this week's episode ought to resonate with you. Host Russ Roberts treats us to a fascinating conversation with software engineer Andy Matuschak,...


Otteson on Adam Smith

James Otteson of Yeshiva University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Adam Smith. The conversation begins with a brief sketch of David Hume and his influence on Smith and then turns to the so-called Adam Smith problem--the author of...

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