Daniel Ikenson: How Free Trade Creates Wealth (58m)

This episode features an interview of trade policy researcher Daniel Ikenson from 2015 by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell, hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast. He explains how trade between countries increases wealth all around—and why restricting that trade is harmful to economic growth. Purchase books by Daniel Ikenson on Amazon here.

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Thomas Sowell: Economic Facts and Fallacies (1h6m)

This episode features an interview of economics professor Thomas Sowell from 2008 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. They discuss the misleading nature of measured income inequality, CEO pay, why nations grow or stay poor, the role of intellectuals and experts in designing public policy, and immigration. Purchase books by Thomas Sowell on Amazon here.

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Walter Block: Defending the Moneylender (15m)

This episode features an audio essay written by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Walter Block from 1976, and which comprises Chapter 17 of Defending the UndefendablePurchase books by Walter Block on Amazon here.

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Donald Boudreaux: Market Failure, Government Failure and the Economics of Antitrust Regulation (1h6m)

This episode features an interview of economics professor Donald Boudreaux from 2007 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. They talk about when market failure can be improved by government intervention. After discussing the evolution of economic thinking about externalities and public goods, the conversation turns to the case for government’s role in promoting competition via antitrust regulation. Boudreaux argues that the origins of antitrust had nothing to do with protecting consumers from greedy monopolists. The source of political demand for antitrust regulation came from competitors looking for relief from more successful rivals. Purchase books by Donald Boudreaux on Amazon here.

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Catherine Semcer: Poaching, Preserves, and African Wildlife (1h4m)

This episode features an interview of PERC Research Fellow Catherine Semcer from 2019 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. The conversation discusses how allowing limited hunting of big game such as elephants and using revenue from hunting licenses to reward local communities for habitat stewardship has improved both habitat and wildlife populations while reducing poaching. Semcer draws on her experience as former Chief Operating Officer of Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants and also discusses recent efforts to relocate lions in Mozambique.

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David Friedman: A Consequentialist Theory of Anarcho-Capitalism (1h47m)

This episode features a lecture by economics professor David Friedman from 2013. He looks at anarcho-capitalist political theory from its consequences in the economy and to society. Purchase books by David Friedman on Amazon here.

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