Episode 31: Parasites and economics with Dr. Michael Munger

This week Zach and Kelly bring back Dr. Michael Munger of Duke University to discuss how people parasitize economies and how parasites economize people.

Links

Malaria

Rent-seeking

X-inefficiency

William Easterly and The White Man’s BurdenĀ 

DDT and malaria

Hygiene Hypothesis

2 comments

  1. Rodger says:

    I’m happy that you interviewed him again!

  2. Paul says:

    Anyone else realize that the problems with aid to Africa also applies to the social safety nets of Western societies?

    Also another bummer to the insane sugar tariff racket; if we had cheaper sugar, would High Fructose Corn Syrup ( potential obesity epidemic contributor ) have ever come into wide spread use?

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