My next EconTalk guest will be Ed Leamer. The podcast should be released on Monday. It’s based on this extraordinary essay on trade issues he wrote for the Journal of Economic Literature. It’s supposed to be a review of The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. It’s really a phenomenal introduction to outsourcing, global income inequality, poverty, trade flows, the post-industrial job market and more. It’s funny and it’s full of thought-provoking ideas. Most of it is non-technical and you can just skip that stuff if you want.