IN THIS EPISODE
In this premiere episode of EconPop, Andrew discusses the economics of Academy Award winner Dallas Buyers Club. Subjects include public health and safety regulations, crony capitalism and the role of regulatory capture, the emergence of black and grey markets, and commercial exchange as a means for increased social tolerance.
ABOUT THE SHOW
EconPop is the YouTube series that sifts through the haystack of popular culture to find the needle of economics within… and then stabs you with it!
Starring comedian Andrew Heaton, EconPop takes a surprisingly deep look at the economic themes running through classic films, new releases, tv shows and more from the best of pop culture and entertainment. Heaton brings a unique mix of dry wit and whimsy to bear on the dismal science of economics and the result is always entertaining, educational and irreverent. It’s Econ 101 meets At The Movies, with a dash of Monty Python.
For the real econ geeks (that’s us!) the EconPop Podcast deepens the conversation with 30 minutes of in-depth discussion between Heaton, economist Steven Horwitz and professor of literature Paul Cantor.
PLAY THE PODCAST:
New episodes of EconPop, the world’s first and best econ-themed pop culture review show, will be released every other week on EconStories.tv and the EconStories YouTube Channel. Don’t miss a single episode, or Adam Smith will haunt your dreams!