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Terry Anderson on the Environment and Property Rights   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/08/terry_anderson.html

Summary:Terry Anderson, distinguished Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute talks about free-market environmentalism and property rights that can protect natural resources. One of the main points of his book Free Market Environmentalism which is currently being revised for its third addition, revolves around the idea of what makes market successful and how can the success of the free market model be applied to the protection of the environment.

Original Air Date: August 18, 2014

Length: 63 min

Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs

moocLink: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/08/daphne_koller_o.html

Summary: Host Russ Roberts of Econtalk interviews Daphne Koller of Coursera about the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) and the impact online learning will have on universities and learning in general.

Original Air Date: August 25, 2014

Length: 63 min

Posted September 10, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Chris Blattman on Cash, Poverty, and Development   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/chris_blattman.html

Summary: Russ Roberts interviews Chris Blattman of Columbia University on the subject of radical poverty and how the infusion of cash affects growth, education and political behavior.

Original Air Date: July 21, 2014

Length: 71 min

How The Future Looked 50 Years Ago   Leave a comment

the futureLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/15/340669390/episode-561-how-the-future-looked-50-years-ago

Summary: Planet Money Podcast visits the year 1964 in order to see how people thought the future would turn out. It is amazing how difficult it is to predict the future and how technology changes throughout the years.

Original Air Date: August 15, 2014

Length: 22 min

Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/sam_altman_on_s.html

Summary: Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk talks with Sam Altman, president of accelerating firm Y Combinator about the nature of entrepreneurship, funding companies, the potentials of start-ups, and the innovation that spills from technological advancement.

Original Air Date: July 28, 2014

Length: 61 min

Posted August 28, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money   Leave a comment

PACsLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/01/336910418/episode-558-spending-big-money-to-fight-big-money

Summary: What is the role of money in politics? What is campaign finance and what is the Super PAC? How is it that the 1% fraction of the US population have the ability to spend as much as they want in order to influence political power? Planet Money interviews Lawrence Lessing of Harvard University on his idea to create a super PAC in order to fight Super PACs.

Original Air Date: August 1, 2014

Length: 16 min

Gregory Zuckerman on the Frackers and the Energy Revolution   Leave a comment

frackersLink: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/06/gregory_zuckerm.html

Summary: Russ Roberts, host of Econtalk, interviews Gregory Zuckerman, author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters about the rise of the hydraulic fracturing, its developmental stages and the eventual energy revolution.

Original Air Date: June 26, 2014

Length: 61 min