Russ Roberts

March 2007

A Monthly Archive (4 entries)
 

Kevin Kelly on the Future of the Web and Everything Else

EconTalk Episode with Kevin Kelly
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Author Kevin Kelly talks about the role of technology in our lives, the future of the web, how to time travel, the wisdom of the hive, the economics of reputation, the convergence of the biological and the mechanical, and his impact on the movies The Matrix and Minority Report.

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David Leonhardt on the Media

EconTalk Episode with David Leonhardt
Hosted by Russ Roberts

David Leonhardt of the New York Times talks with Russ Roberts about media bias, competition between old and new media, global warming, and the role of information as an incentive to provide better health care.

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Cowen on Liberty, Art, Food and Everything Else in Between

EconTalk Episode with Tyler Cowen
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Tyler CowenTyler Cowen, co-blogger (with Alex Tabarrok) at MarginalRevolution.com, talks about liberty, global warming, using the courts vs. regulation to protect people, the challenges of leading a country out of poverty, the political economy of cuisine, and a quick overview of the Washington, DC. art museum scene.

EconTalk listeners were invited to email questions in advance of this podcast. See "Questions for Podcast Guests" at Cafe Hayek, for information about emailing questions for upcoming guests.

Size: 12.8 MB
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Easterbrook on the American Standard of Living

EconTalk Episode with Gregg Easterbrook
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Author Gregg Easterbrook talks about the ideas in his latest book, The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse. How has life changed in America over the last century? Is the average person getting ahead or are the rich taking all the gains? Easterbrook argues that life is better for the average American in almost every dimension. The paradox is that despite those gains, we don't seem much happier.

Size: 12.7 MB
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