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Ep. 172 How Much Oil Should Humanity Use This Year?

Harold Hotelling in 1931 wrote the pioneering article “The Economics of Exhaustible Resources” that described the equilibrium prices over time for a finite resource such as oil or coal. Bob explains the answer and how it matches with the Austrian view of time preference.

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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Chief Economist at infineo, and Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute.

1 Comment

  1. LAS on 01/08/2021 at 9:11 PM

    Why have a set podcast length? If it takes 2 hours to make a point do that. If its 17 minutes do that. Also please consider posting videos other places besides youtube.

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