Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics at George Mason University and co-author (with Tyler Cowen) of the very popular blog, Marginal Revolution. Bob and Alex cover a wide range of topics, including his early experience with Rothbardians, the brief window when economics blogs were the center of discussion, problems with the FDA, how a kidney market might work, and why Bitcoin is not as secure as some of its fans believe.
- Alex Tabarrok’s homepage and blog, Marginal Revolution.
- The online economics courses created by Tabarrok and Cowen, MRUniversity.
- Cowen & Tabarrok’s economics textbooks.
- Tabarrok’s edited collection, The Voluntary City.
- The Great Debt Debate–an intuitive intro and the epic fable with all of the relevant links.
- Scott Sumner’s book, The Midas Paradox, as well as Murphy’s (critical) review of it.
- Tabarrok blog post on problems with the FDA.
- Murphy’s book (co-authored with Doug McGuff) highlighting flaws with the FDA, The Primal Prescription.
- Tabarrok on the U.S. organ shortage.
- Murphy’s introductory booklet (co-authored with Silas Barta) on Bitcoin.
- Tabarrok blog post on why Bitcoin is less secure than most people think.
The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.