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Giving Away Money: An Economist's Guide to Political Life

EconTalk Episode with Mike Munger
Hosted by Russ Roberts
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Michael MungerRuss Roberts and Mike Munger of Duke University talk about the economics of politics, rent-seeking, lobbying and the sometimes perverse incentives of the political world.

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Readings and Links related to this podcast

Podcast Readings
  • Rent-Seek and You Will Find, by Mike Munger.
  • Government Spending, by Gordon Tullock, in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Definition of rent-seeking.
  • Microeconomics, by Arnold C. Harberger, in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. More on the meaning of rent-seeking.
  • Economics and the Ordinary Person: Re-reading Adam Smith, by Sam Fleischacker. Includes relevant quotes by Adam Smith.
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