Monthly Archives: December 2017

34. Institutions, Development, and Creating a Libertarian Society

http://media.blubrry.com/essenceofeconomics/p/www.essenceofeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/034.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSDr. Scott discusses an article published by Boettke, Coyne, and Leeson that tries to explain why some institutional arrangements “stick” and some don’t.  Dr. Scott applies these ideas to how we can think about the transition to an… Read More »

33. Free Speech: Absolute right? Limited Right? Something Else?

http://media.blubrry.com/essenceofeconomics/p/www.essenceofeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/033.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSThe hoopla on college campuses and the overreaction to the “alt-right” raises questions again about how far the right to free speech should extend. The Left seems to attack free speech as a cover for racists, transphobes, and… Read More »

32. Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure, pt. 2

http://media.blubrry.com/essenceofeconomics/p/www.essenceofeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/032.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSWhy do recessions occur? What causes the business cycle? When we have a recession, why is it that the capital goods industries are affected much more than consumers goods industries? What has the central bank got to do… Read More »

31. Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure, pt. 1

http://media.blubrry.com/essenceofeconomics/p/www.essenceofeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/031.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSWhy do recessions occur? What causes the business cycle? When we have a recession, why is it that the capital goods industries are affected much more than consumers goods industries? What has the central bank got to do… Read More »