Aug 17 • 1HR 11M

Free to Choose

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What constitutes a life well lived, and what does it mean to truly flourish? Noted economist Russ Roberts provides answers to these pressing questions on today’s Remnant, which concerns his new book, Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions That Define Us. In life, we’re faced with many big decisions that can’t be solved by calculation, like when to marry, what career to choose, and whether to have children. Russ is here to explain how we should approach these problems, and to reassure us that it’s okay to make mistakes. Plus, he explores how it feels to be a “recovering economist.”

Show Notes:

- Russ’ podcast, EconTalk

- Russ’ new book, Wild Problems

- Russ: “How to Make a Decision When There’s No ‘Right’ One”

- Jonah’s hatred of new ideas

- An inefficient Christmas

- Sebastian Junger’s Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging