Why the State of Economic Literacy Is So Appalling (and What to Do about It)

In this talk, Russell Roberts makes the case for remaking the way we talk about economics–moving the emphasis away from the sterile and toward the soulful. Using examples taken from the public policy trenches, Roberts talks about how economics can re-engage the importance of human possibility and the individual. Roberts, a hopeless free-market romantic, is the John M. Olin senior fellow at the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis, a commentator on National Public Radio, and author of The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism as well as a new book, The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance.

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