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.