Russ Roberts


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Russ Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He hosts EconTalk, a weekly award-winning podcast. His Keynes-Hayek rap videos (created with John Papola) have been viewed more than 6 million times on YouTube. His blog is Cafe Hayek. His latest web-based project is The Numbers Game, on which he discusses data and charts using annotated videos.

Roberts is the author of The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity, The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, and The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism. The Choice was named one of the top ten books of the year by Business Week and one of the best books of the year by the Financial Times.

Roberts has taught at George Mason Univers
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Paulson’s Faulty Imag

(This article appeared on NPR.org on 11/14/08)

Secretary Paulson might be the only person in America who worries that consumers haven’t borrowed enough money. He says the consumer credit market has “ground to a halt.” He wants to get it going again — maybe if we all just buy enough cars and use our credit cards, the economy will come back to life.

Paulson is also upset that banks aren’t doing enough

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“The Universe is full of dots. Connect the right ones and you can draw anything. The important question is not whether the dots you picked are really there, but why you chose to ignore all the others.”
Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.”
Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness

“Adam Smith was not a big fan of the pursuit of fame and fortune. His view of what we truly want, of what really makes us happy, cuts to the core of things. It takes him only twelve words to get to the heart of the matter: Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely.”
Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness



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