Russ Roberts

June 2008

A Monthly Archive (5 entries)
 

Podcast episode Kling on Hospitals and Health Care

EconTalk Episode with Arnold Kling
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the death of his father and the lessons to be learned for how hospitals treat patients and our health care system treats hospitals.

Size: 27.3 MB
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Podcast episode McKenzie on Prices

EconTalk Episode with Richard McKenzie
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Richard McKenzie of the University California, Irvine and the author of Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies and Other Pricing Puzzles, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a wide range of pricing puzzles. They discuss why Southern California experiences frequent water crises, why price falls after Christmas, why popcorn seems so expensive at the movies, and the economics of price discrimination.

Size: 34.8 MB
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Podcast episode Don Boudreaux on Energy Prices

EconTalk Episode with Don Boudreaux
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the recent surge in energy prices. They talk about why prices have risen, the implications for America's standard of living and the implications for public policy.

Size: 29.1 MB
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Podcast episode Cole on the Market for New Cars

EconTalk Episode with Steve Cole
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Steve Cole, the Sales Manager at Ourisman Honda of Laurel in Laurel, Maryland talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the strange world of new car pricing. They talk about dealer markup, the role of information and the internet in bringing prices down, why haggling persists, how sales people are compensated, and the gray areas of buyer and seller integrity.

Size: 33.0 MB
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Podcast episode Gene Epstein on Gold, the Fed, and Money

EconTalk Episode with Gene Epstein
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Gene Epstein, Barron's economics editor, talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the virtues of the gold standard relative to fiat money. Epstein argues that privately issued money, backed by gold, would lead to an economy with much greater price stability and fewer and milder recessions.

Size: 30.9 MB
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