EconTalk — Iain McGilchrist

On: The Divided Brain and the Master and His Emissary. Episode: N/A Date: April 2018 Background: Psychiatrist and author of “The Master and His Emissary”. Key Subjects: Our brain is divided into two different hemispheres because every living thing has

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EconTalk — Gerd Gigerenzer

On: Gut Feelings. Episode: N/A Date: December 2019 Background: Psychologist and author of “Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious”. Key Subjects: Gut feelings or intuitions guide many decisions. Suggestions on how to act that arise rapidly from your unconscious

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EconTalk — Rory Sutherland

On: Alchemy. Episode: N/A Date: November 2019 Background: Advertising executive and author of “Alchemy”. Key Subjects: Markets are inventive, not necessarily efficient. Markets allow for trial and error, testing ideas, discovery. Leads to finding more than one solution for one

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EconTalk — Venkatesh Rao

On: Waldenponding. Episode: N/A Date: November 2019 Background: Writer and management consultant. Key Subjects: Waldenponding: Various levels of retreating from technology. (Thoreau: virtues of retreating from social contact, leading a quieter life at Walden Pond.) Historically common response to emerging

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EconTalk — Chris Arnade

On: Dignity. Episode: N/A Date: July 2019 Background: photographer, author, and former Wall St. trader. Traveled across America photographing and getting to know the addicted and homeless who struggle to find work and struggle to survive. Key Subjects: Human need for community

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Sympathy for Homo Religiosus

By: Russ Roberts In: Econ Journal Watch, 11(2) Date: May 2014 Key Quotes Role of individual in standard view of economic theory: Human beings are integrated, consistent, maximizing, utility-seeking, calculating creatures. Fundamentally self-interested. Goal is to maximize utility through consumption.

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EconTalk — Adam Cifu

On: The Case for Being a Medical Conservative . Episode: N/A Date: July 2019 Background: Physician and author. Key Subjects: Appreciate the complexity of medical care. Challenges of finding reliable evidence to support medical interventions. Inherent uncertainty surrounding outcomes. Many

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EconTalk — Paul Romer

On: Growth, Cities, and the State of Economics. Episode: N/A Date: April 2019 Background: Nobel Laureate, professor at New York University. Key Subjects: The difference between objects and ideas: Objects: External world in economics usually characterized by objects, endowments. People

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EconTalk — Amy Tuteur

On: Birth, Natural Parenting, and Push Back. Episode: N/A Date: April 2019 Background: Obstetrician gynecologist and author of “Push Back”. Key Subjects: Tuteur argues that natural parenting (the encouragement to women to give birth without epidurals or caesarians and to

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EconTalk — Ran Abramitzky

On: The Mystery of the Kibbutz. Episode: N/A Date: October 2018 Background: Author of “The Mystery of the Kibbutz”. Key Subjects: The evolution of the kibbutz (communal farm) movement in Israel. Issues that need to be addressed in order for

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