Casual Confoes

Hosted ByDiego Ameerali & Gregory Bainathsah

Welcome to Casual Confoes, a podcast series dedicated towards economics and finance.

Casual Confoes 010 – Free Markets w/ Robert Murphy

Welcome back to the Casual Confoes podcast, a series dedicated towards economics and finance. In this episode we had Robert P. Murphy as a guest. He is a PhD economist and a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He is the author of many books and articles. Additionally, he is also the host of The Bob Murphy Show.

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Check out his podcast: The Bob Murphy Show

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 Introductions
  • 2:30 What is Austrian Economics?
  • 6:20 How did Robert get introduced to Austrian Economics?
  • 9:05 Difference between conservatism and libertarianism
  • 13:00 Safety vs. Freedom
  • 16:20 How does the free-market “fantasy” differ from the socialist “fantasy”?
  • 21:40 Private companies becoming so global that they turn into the State
  • 36:05 Libertarianism and pandemics
  • 38:59 Mises’ critique of why socialism doesn’t even work in theory
  • 46:48 Why aren’t economics professors less libertarian than the general population?
  • 49:01 Why are Investors more in favor of the Austrian school?
  • 52:14 Academic views on cryptocurrencies
  • 56:42 Assessing Suriname’s problems and how to fix them

Video Version of the Episode

Intro/Outro beat with compliments of Sjakeem Seedo.

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