Invisible Hand Revealed: Economic Lessons in Everyday Life

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with Matthew Hennessey, Wall Street Journal editor and author of Visible Hand, A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market, about how the principles of economics manifest themselves in our every day lives and how we can use that insight to better understand our personal and civic choices.


Matthew Hennessey is associate editorial-page features editor at the Wall Street Journal. He was City Journal associate editor from 2013–2017. Previously, he was managing editor of research publications at the Manhattan Institute and a staff writer at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. His essays and op-eds have appeared in the New York Post, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Tribune, as well as at National Review Online, Time,, and He is also a contributor to He holds a B.A. in political science from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an M.A in international political economy and development from Fordham University.

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