Dallas Buyers Club


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.


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.


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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!

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