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Platt on Working at Wal-Mart
Charles Platt, author and journalist, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts what it was like to apply for a job at Wal-Mart, get one, and work there. He discusses the hiring process, the training process, and the degree of autonomy...
Talking Topsy Turvy
EconTalk host Russ Roberts chats with the Conversable Economist, Timothy Taylor. Together they explore the topsy turvy nature of public conversation about the respective roles of business and the government today. Russ thinks we're living in the "golden age" of...
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Timothy Taylor on Government vs. Business

Timothy Taylor, blogger at the Conversable Economist and editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of government and business in taking care of workers and creating economic growth. Taylor discusses the...


Jayson Lusk on Food, Technology, and Unnaturally Delicious

How bad is pink slime? Are free-range chickens happier? Can robots cook? Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University and the author of Unnaturally Delicious talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about these questions and more from his new book. Lusk...


Sep 12 2006 at 3:08pm

wonderful discussion with epstein on wal-mart–my first exposure to this site–I’ll return
One of the reasons I liked being in the high tech value added business was that the cost of labor as a % of selling price was low and we could get on with matters other than battling unions all the time: finding great people to do great things and spending time fighting the competition not our people

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