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.
Mentioned in the Episode:
- Can You Outsmart an Economist? Steve Landsburg’s new book.
- The Armchair Economist, one of Steve’s earlier classic books.
- TheBigQuestions.com, Steve’s blog.
- Murphy vs. Landsburg on Krugman’s take on government debt burdens.
- Murphy vs. Landsburg on escalators.
- Steve gets into trouble when he blogs about Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke.
- Steve doing aerial silk heroics (one and two).
- “Carbon Taxes and the ‘Tax Interaction Effect,'” EconLib article by Murphy.
The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.