The latest episode of EconTalk is Richard Epstein on property rights and patents . Richard Epstein is always interesting but the first nine minutes or so are quite a tour de force, an elegantly crafted overview of property rights in complete sentences and beautifully organized. There are some interesting discussions of the FDA and the political economy of regulation.
Next week: Viviana Zelizer, Princeton University sociologist talking about money and intimacy and ideas in her latest book, The Purchase of Intimacy .
Two weeks from now, Gregg Easterbrook on his latest book, The Progress Paradox .