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Ep. 202 “What Did Bob Learn?” Part 1 of 3

In response to a listener request, Bob starts a 3-part series explaining areas where his views have changed. In this episode, he covers trade deficits, justice vs. mercy, the 2000 election, WMDs in Iraq, and Arrow’s Theorem. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Bob’s article on why free traders should be more…

Ep. 161 Steve Landsburg and Bob Murphy on Whether God or Math Is the Answer to Why

In a very philosophical episode, University of Rochester economist Steve Landsburg makes his pitch that mathematics is the reason there is something rather than nothing. Bob argues that this approach lacks one critical component: God. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube version of this interview. Steve Landsburg’s presentation, “Why Is There…

Ep. 6 Steve Landsburg on Learning Economics From Friedman and Stigler

Steve Landsburg went to Chicago to do his graduate work in mathematics but was intrigued by the economics taught by Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Gary Becker, and other luminaries.  We discuss the essence of Chicago price theory, the time when Steve was picketed by campus feminists, how Steve can climb aerial silks like Batman (while…