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Ep. 165 Dan McCarthy Trusts the People More Than the Elites

Dan McCarthy, Editor at Large of The American Conservative, joins Bob to discuss his view that conservatives and libertarians should stop heaping contempt on democracy. McCarthy argues that the elites are the real threat to liberty, not the masses. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube version of this interview. The homepages…

Ep. 164 Analyzing Arguments for Mask Mandates

Bob explains a problem with arguments against mask mandates that claim vindication whether new case loads are very low or very high. He then points out that Biden’s own expert on covid-19 was skeptical of mask mandates in a June 2020 podcast episode. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Michael Osterholm’s CIDRAP…

Ep. 163 Bob Murphy Talks Faith and Economics on the “More Christ” Podcast

Bob was recently on Mark Connolly’s “More Christ” podcast, out of Dublin. Bob fields questions about his faith, economics, and anarcho-capitalism. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube version of this interview. The “More Christ” podcast. Help support the Bob Murphy Show. The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

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…