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June 26, 2011
Russ Roberts and John Papola
Producers, "The Fight of the Century"

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Info: Our guests are Russ Roberts, Economics Professor at George Mason University and host of the weekly podcast series “EconTalk,” and John Papola, a filmmaker and entertainment marketing executive. They have collaborated on the creation of two rap videos about economics. The most recent is called “Fight of the Century.” The rap videos cover the contrasting beliefs of economists John Maynard Keynes and Frederick Hayek. Topics covered in the rap videos include government spending, interest rates, and consumption of goods. The two videos combined have had over 3.3 million viewings on YouTube. In addition to hosting a podcast and teaching, Russ Roberts is a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and is a contributor to the blog “Cafe Hayek.” He is the former director of the Center for Experiential Learning at Washington University in Saint Louis and the author of three books. John Papola is former creative director at Spike TV. He has also worked at MTV and Nickelodeon. His blog is called “But What the Hell Do I Know.”

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