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Ep. 107 Max Sklar Interviews Bob Murphy on Mises’ Class vs. Case Probability

On his podcast The Local Maximum, software engineer (and developer at Foursquare) Max Sklar has Bob explain Ludwig von Mises’ distinction between class and case probability. They apply Mises’ framework to other economic theory, and discuss Bayesian inference and machine learning. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Max Sklar’s podcast, the Local…

Ep. 88 Ludwig von Mises versus God

Bob tackles a common objection from atheist libertarians: Doesn’t Mises (in Human Action) refute the very notion of the Biblical God? Specifically, why wouldn’t an omnipotent, omniscient being remove all uneasiness with one action? Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The pdf to the Scholar’s Edition of Human Action. Help support the Bob…

Ep. 31 Capital & Interest in the Austrian Tradition, Part 3 of 3

Bob finishes his 3-part series by first reviewing the contributions of Bohm-Bawerk, Fetter, and Mises to the modern Austrian explanation of interest, namely the “pure time preference theory” (PTPT). Then Bob explains some of the problems for the PTPT, especially for Austrian economists. Instead Murphy offers a much more straightforward–and Austrian!–approach, which explains interest as…