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 Bob looked more like the Penguin), and puzzles from his new book.


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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast "Contra Krugman."


  1. […] this is another good one, folks. Steve talks about grad school at Chicago. Beyond economics, we also talk about the time he […]

  2. Bob Robertson on 11/28/2018 at 11:57 PM

    Thank you. I am so down after my post on Quora today which pointed out the benefits of a hard money standard was laughed at and ridiculed, and I was abused for not understanding that “no economist” supports hard money, that it’s “settled science”, etc. I need some good economics, and am looking forward to your show.

  3. Dusan Vilicic on 11/29/2018 at 4:45 PM

    Bob, are you really a christian and a communist?

    • Dusan Vilicic on 11/30/2018 at 8:56 PM

      Damn, I now heard ep. 5 and feel like a latecomer to the party :/

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  5. John Mann on 12/06/2018 at 9:00 AM

    For me, the most interesting thing about this podcast was discovering which pronoun Bob would use for Deirdre McCloskey!

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