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Economics is everywhere...if only you choose to see it. Join the FEEcast team every Friday for a lively recap of the week's important stories to give you the meaning behind the headlines.

Featuring Richard Lorenc, Brittany Hunter, Dan Sanchez and Marianne March

Produced by Sean W. Malone, Pavel Rusakov, and Jaye Davidson

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Environmentalists Are Grasping at Straws

August 3, 2018

Drinking straws are being banned and phased out by cities and corporations under pressure from environmental activists. Is this moral progress or just a moral panic? What is the psychology behind such campaigns? And what are the economics of their consequences? The FEEcasters have a freewheeling discussion on the matter.

Show Notes:

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