Tuesday, 22 March 2011

EconTalk this week

Diane Coyle, author of The Economics of Enough, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the future and the ideas in her book. Coyle argues that the financial crisis, the entitlement crisis, and climate change all reflect a failure to deal with the future appropriately. The conversation ranges across a wide range of issues including debt, the financial sector, and the demographic challenges of an aging population that is promised generous retirement and health benefits. Coyle argues for better measurement of the government budget and suggests ways that the political process might be made more effective.

1 comment:

John Macilree said...

Thanks for pointing me to these podcasts. Over the last four months I have listened to around 34 of them and enjoyed them all except for one that strayed into baseball stats.