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By Amy Willis

Half Full or Three Fourths Empty?

Can Left and Right agree that the American state has grown and that individual liberty has simultaneously been reduced? That is precisely what political scientist Patrick Deneen claims in his new book, Why Liberalism Failed, the subject of this week's episode. Deneen argues for...

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Easterly on Benevolent Autocrats and Growth

William Easterly of New York University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the oft-heard claim that poor countries led by autocrats grow faster than poor countries that are democratic. Drawing on a recent paper, "Benevolent Autocrats," Easterly argues that...


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