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  • emHow Adam Smith Can Change Your Lifeem
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    How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

    Russ Roberts talked about his book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness, in which he discusses Adam Smith’s take on human nature and his writings on…

  • emFragile by Designem
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    Fragile by Design

    Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber talked about their book, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, in which they analyze the banking systems in the…

  • QA with Russ Roberts and John Papola
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    Q&A with Russ Roberts and John Papola

    Economics Professor Russ Roberts and filmmaker John Papola spoke about their two rap videos on economics. The most recent was “Fight of the Century.” Their videos cover the contrasting beliefs of economists…

  • Adam Smiths emThe Wealth of Nationsem
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    Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations

    Samuel Fleischacker and Russell Roberts talked about The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. Topics included his historic importance in the social sciences and impact of his work. Professor Fleischacker…

  • Executive Pay and TARPFunded Companies
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    Executive Pay and TARP-Funded Companies

    Kenneth Feinberg, a special master at the Treasury Department, gave testimony regarding compensation of the 25 highest-paid employees of 7 companies that received assistance under the…

  • emThe Invisible Heart An Economic Romanceem
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    The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance

    Russell Roberts talked about his book Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, published by MIT Press. The book is a look at business, economics, and government regulation through the eyes of two…