Modern Monetary Theory - Fraud 2 - Debt

July 18th, 2012
This is the second part of a critique of some of the thoughts expressed by Warren Mosler in his booklet "Seven Innocent Deadly Frauds of Economic Policy" more »

Modern Monetary Theory - Fraud 1 - Government Spending

July 16th, 2012
This is the first part of a critique of some of the thoughts expressed by Warren Mosler in his booklet "Seven Innocent Deadly Frauds of Economic Policy" more »

Modern Monetary Theory - Introduction

July 14th, 2012
This essay is about Warren Mosler's booklet entitled "SEVEN DEADLY INNOCENT FRAUDS OF ECONOMIC POLICY" more »

technology on econtalk

July 3rd, 2012
The premise of the author in this interview is that in the large space of technological development, there are growing areas of autonomy that react to the environment independently of direct human interaction. more »

bitcoin on econtalk

June 27th, 2012
And now for something completely different, an interview with one of the people working up a fully digital currency that is completely independent of commodity basis and of national boundaries. more »

pseudoscience on econtalk

June 22nd, 2012
I was aware of the scandal surrounding Andrew Wakefield fraudulently claiming research linking autism with vaccination.  Interview subject Deer was the person primarily responsible for exposing Wakefield. more »

stimulus on econtalk

June 20th, 2012
Fazzari supports the stimulus program, which adds interest to the discussion of how we know what we know in economics - how would we know if things would have been worse without the stimulus, versus that the stimulus didn't work or made things worse.  F… more »

prohibition on econtalk

June 16th, 2012
I have a long standing interest in alcohol and drug prohibition;  this episode explores the notion of "bootleggers and baptists" in the direct relevance of the US "noble experiment" with alcohol prohibition. I found it difficult to find completely clear… more »

new weight loss scheme

June 14th, 2012
It might have been at work where I first saw mention of this story in Gizmag, describing how Evgeny Katz and fellow researchers at Clarkson University have implanted a snail with an enzyme-based biofuel reactor, allowing said snail to generate electrica… more »

science, replication, and journalism on econtalk

June 13th, 2012
This was one of a series of interviews with economist Russ Roberts, whose podcast subjects range broadly through the human enterprise, around how and why people do what they do, and what happens as a result.  A recurring theme has been to question how w… more »