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Ep. 109 Larry Reed on Maintaining Hope and Speaking Truth to Power

Larry Reed has been an organizational leader for liberty for decades, first at the Mackinac Center and then at FEE. He talks with Bob about Solzhenitsyn’s ability to withstand the Soviet gulag, and more generally makes the case for optimism in the face of oppression. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The…

Ep. 108 Brian Williams’ Billionaire Bloomberg Blunder

Bob first gives some thoughts on the stock market crash and coronavirus, then discusses the jaw-dropping discussion between Brian Williams and a member of the New York Times editorial board regarding Mike Bloomberg’s claimed ability to give every American $1 million. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Charles Cooke’s NR column on…

Ep. 107 Max Sklar Interviews Bob Murphy on Mises’ Class vs. Case Probability

On his podcast The Local Maximum, software engineer (and developer at Foursquare) Max Sklar has Bob explain Ludwig von Mises’ distinction between class and case probability. They apply Mises’ framework to other economic theory, and discuss Bayesian inference and machine learning. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Max Sklar’s podcast, the Local…