Jan 8, 2018
For the last eleven years, Russ Roberts has hosted the Econ Talk podcast from Stanford’s Hoover Institute. He is a founding father of Podcasts. In addition, he’s the author of the excellent book How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life about the insights contained in the other book of Adam Smith. Although Adam Smith is regarded as the Founding Father of capitalism, he wrote a book called The Theory of Moral Sentiments all about things like altruism and how lots of money doesn’t make us happy. This was a fantastic conversation about how what thinkers actually think is often very far removed from how their image is hijacked and caricatured for narrow political ends, especially in the present environment.