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    MMT Follow-up: A Framework for Money, Inflation, and Debt

    MMT Follow-up: A Framework for Money, Inflation, and Debt

    As a follow-up to his discussion on MMT with Rohan Grey (in ep. 130), Bob goes solo to explain the basic cash balance framework for thinking about money, inflation, and debt. Specifically, Bob will explain why he thinks it's far more important to know how the government finances a deficit rather than knowing what it spends the money on.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Adrian Lee Oliver on Police Abuse and the Pros & Cons of BLM

    Adrian Lee Oliver on Police Abuse and the Pros & Cons of BLM

    Adrian Lee Oliver wrote a Twitter thread on the BLM protests and how they are contributing to racial polarization. The thread took off, leading to Adrian's appearance on Benjamin Boyce's podcast. Bob wanted his own listeners to hear Adrian's personal story of police brutality along with his critique of today's "anti-racism" campaign.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    David Friedman on Physics, Coase, Anarcho-Capitalism, and Cancel Culture

    David Friedman on Physics, Coase, Anarcho-Capitalism, and Cancel Culture

    David Friedman is one of the pioneering theorists of anarcho-capitalism, as laid out in his book The Machinery of Freedom. In this free-wheeling discussion, he discusses physics versus economics, the work of Ronald Coase, his dad's view of anarchism, and what happened to the SlateStarCodex site.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Bob Murphy Debates Thaddeus Russell on Postmodernism as Foundation for Liberty

    Bob Murphy Debates Thaddeus Russell on Postmodernism as Foundation for Liberty

    Thaddeus Russell, creator of Renegade University, has been arguing that libertarians should embrace postmodernism as their philosophical foundation, rather than blame it for today's "social justice warriors" as Jordan Peterson has done. Bob profoundly disagrees, arguing that the Judeo-Christian notions of truth and morality are a much better foundation.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Scott Beyer Shows How Free Markets Can Revitalize Our Cities

    Scott Beyer Shows How Free Markets Can Revitalize Our Cities

    Scott Beyer is the author of the Market Urbanism Report, which applies free market economic principles to urban issues, such as traffic congestion and housing affordability. Bob asks about these topics while bringing up obvious objections from the man on the street.

    • 51 min
    Brett Venoitte on the Prussian Roots of US Education and Assessing Experts on the Coronavirus

    Brett Venoitte on the Prussian Roots of US Education and Assessing Experts on the Coronavirus

    Brett Venoitte is host of the School Sucks podcast. After explaining his background in education, Brett explains how Horace Mann drew from authoritarian Prussian in designing public education in the US. He and Bob then discuss the competing experts in the debate over the coronavirus.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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