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Episode 53: The Case for IBC: Chapter 5, Part I, “The Economics of IBC”

April 2, 2018

Carlos and Bob continue their series, summarizing some of the material in Chapter 5 of their new book (co-authored with Nelson Nash). However, because Chapter 5 contains so much material, they are breaking the treatment up into two separate episodes. In this Part I, they address questions such as, “Can only certain people practice IBC?” and, “Shouldn’t I buy term and invest the difference?”

Mentioned in this episode:

  • The Case For IBC
  • IBC Seminar for the General Public in Chicago, May 19, 2018. Details here.
  • Mises Institute event in Nashville, April 14, 2018. Details here.
  • Three-part podcast series on “buy term and invest the difference,” starting with episode 4.

The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

Episode 50: Murphy Debates Climate Change at Yale Political Union

March 20, 2018

On February 27, 2018, Bob was the guest at the student-led Yale Political Union, debating the resolution, “The free market can solve climate change.” A member of the audience captured the audio on his phone; we are presenting here Bob’s opening statement, his Q&A, and his summary statement. (We are editing out the brief speeches given by the students in the middle of the event.) Below is a timeline of some highlights, and then links to further reading on Bob’s work on this topic.

7:52 — Bob explains that higher temperatures mean fewer elderly deaths in the winter. When his opponents hiss, Bob jokes that they don’t care about the elderly.

25:55 — Q&A session begins.

30:30 — Student critic asks if Bob believes in any role for government to provide public goods or utilities. (His answer gets a big cheer.)

31:30 — Bob contrasts government-regulated utility service in the summer with Budweiser.

33:19 — A student critic argues that the American public doesn’t care about climate change, and therefore free market won’t solve the problem. Bob turns this critique on its head.

37:50 — Bob gives summary remarks (after the other students have spoken, though their remarks are not included in this audio).

For further reading:

The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

Episode 49: The Case for IBC: Chapter 2, “The ‘Perfect Investment’”

March 13, 2018

Carlos and Bob continue the series covering their new book (co-authored with Nelson Nash). This chapter lists the attributes of a hypothetical “perfect investment,” and explains how various assets fare.

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

Episode 48: The Case for IBC: Chapter 1, “Thinking Like a Business Owner”

March 2, 2018

Carlos and Bob begin their series of going through their new book (with Nelson Nash), chapter by chapter.

Mentioned in this episode:

The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

Episode 47: Orwell, Yield Curve, and New Book!

February 22, 2018

Carlos and Bob discuss their presentations at the recent IBC Think Tank. Plus they have a big announcement!

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.