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Aug 21, 2019

Which historical figures do you respect? Which economic concepts should be taught to children? How do you trust statistics? James Harrigan and Antony Davies take questions from the crowd on topics ranging from incentives to trade-offs to research data to US treasury bills and more in this week’s episode of Words & Numbers.

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Quick hits

Birth rates dropping

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7312075/Birth-rate-England-Wales-hits-80-YEAR-low.html

Noam Chomsky

https://truthout.org/articles/noam-chomsky-life-expectancy-in-the-us-is-declining-for-a-reason

Foolishness of the week

Robot racism

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/tech/robot-racism-scn-trnd/index.html

Topic of the week: Listener questions

Milton Friedman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EwaLys3Zak

F.A. Hayek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnMd40dqBlQ

FRED: Federal Reserve data

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/

Bureau of Labor Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/

Pew Research

https://www.pewresearch.org/

Gallup

https://www.gallup.com/home.aspx

United Nations Development Programme

http://hdr.undp.org/en/data

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