The Invisible Hand is a show about economics.
Every choice we make in life can be seen as an economic choice. We have limited time, limited money and limited information. Every day, we parcel out these scarce resources in a never-ending series of choices.
Philosopher Adam Smith gets the cred for our title. He theorized that if people made choices with their own economic self-interests in mind, then a collective force would guide the marketplace to benefit the common good. This force...was like an invisible hand.
On the show we explore whether ideas like that--ones found in the pages of an Economic text book--can also be found at work in the real-life stories of the world today.
Guiding you on this radio journey is host Matthew Lazin-Ryder.
The behind-the-scenes team is producer Geoff Turner and senior producer Karen Burgess.
Our guide, guru and economics sherpa is Stephen Gordon.