Russ Roberts

October 2006

A Monthly Archive (5 entries)
 

Podcast episode Clint Bolick Defends Judicial Activism

EconTalk Episode with Clint Bolick
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Clint Bolick, co-founder of the Institute for Justice and President of the Alliance for School Choice makes the case for judicial activism. He and Russ Roberts discuss school choice, interstate wine sales, the Kelo eminent domain case and the crucial role the Supreme Court and the Constitution can and should play in securing economic liberty.

Size: 12.8 MB
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Podcast episode The Economics of Moneyball

EconTalk Episode with Skip Sauer
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Skip Sauer of Clemson University and EconTalk's Russ Roberts discuss the economics of Michael Lewis's Moneyball. Michael Lewis claims that the Oakland Athletics [A's] found an undervalued asset--the ability of a baseball player to draw a walk--and used that insight to succeed while spending less money than their rivals. Is it true? Drawing on Sauer's research, Sauer and Roberts try and answer the question and lots of others along the way. How competitive is the baseball industry? Why do some baseball skills get more attention than others? How important is defensive ability? Along the way you'll learn why Kevin Youkilis is a better lead-off hitter than you think and some of the peculiar incentives facing baseball teams and owners.

Size: 14.1 MB
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CATEGORIES: Books , Skip Sauer , Sports

   

Podcast episode Walter Williams on Life, Liberty and Economics

EconTalk Episode with Walter Williams
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Professor, Radio Host, and Syndicated Columnist Walter Williams of George Mason University talks with EconTalk's Russ Roberts about his early days as an economist, his controversial view of the Civil War, the insights of Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek, and some deep but simple economic principles.

Size: 14.5 MB
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Podcast episode The Economics of Religion

EconTalk Episode with Larry Iannaccone
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Larry Iannaccone of George Mason University talks with EconTalk's Russ Roberts about the economics of religion. Iannaccone explains why Americans are more religious than Europeans, why Americans became more religious after the colonies became the United States and why it can be rational and rewarding to make religious sacrifices. Join us for a fascinating exploration of the human side of religion.

Size: 15.7 MB
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CATEGORIES: Family , Larry Iannaccone

   

Podcast episode Private vs. Public Risk-Taking

EconTalk Episode with Mike Munger
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Michael MungerMike Munger and EconTalk's Russ Roberts discuss the differences between public and private risk-taking. Their conversation includes the history of Honda, the Apple computer and even the use of turkey carcasses as an energy source. They also try to understand why the public is skeptical of good new ideas but often embraces bad new ideas.

Size: 11.9 MB
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CATEGORIES: Mike Munger , Public Choice

   

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