If you are a fan of podcasts, let me recommend this relatively new one hosted by David Beckworth at the Mercatus Center. David’s views on the Great Recession are quite similar to those expressed by me and others on this blog. His list of guests to date includes John Taylor, John Cochrane, George Selgin, Scott Sumner, Robert Hetzel, Miles Kimball, Greg Ip, Ramesh Ponnuru, Lars Christensen, Josh Hendrickson, and Cardiff Garcia. I had the pleasure of chatting with David recently about why we use some monies and not others as well as what role governments might play in determining commonly accepted medium of exchange. You can listen to our conversation here.