Were the first professional economists racists? Thomas Leonard of Princeton University and author of Illiberal Reformers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a portrait of the progressive movement and its early advocates at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about humility in economics and how to admit the limits of your knowledge, as well as automation, the biases of smart people, long lasting light bulbs, and one very special pig.
President-Elect Trump is zeroing in on a nominee for secretary of state. Election recounts begin amid fears of computer hacking. And in San Francisco, hackers hold the municipal railway system hostage. Plus, Shane is catching up to a great book. And Tamara has found herself a new partner in outrage against a menace to life in Washington DC.