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Jan 12, 2022

Even in the absence of inflation, a dollar in the future is less than a dollar today simply because it exists in the future. Humans have figured out how to use this fact to invent things like mortgages, installment payments, and subscriptions. We talk about the implications of the time value of money, then segue into...


Jan 5, 2022

Goods appear to be randomly missing in stores, and prices seem to be rising. Much of what we're seeing is due to disruptions in the supply chain. This week, we talk with industry insider Mikhail Rasner about what's going on.


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Dec 29, 2021

Phil Magness joins us to discuss critical race theory: what is it, and why is it controversial?

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Dec 22, 2021

We had such good feedback from last week's live tradeoffs episode that we're including the audience Q&A session for this week's episode.

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Dec 15, 2021

What do climate change, the covid lockdowns, taxing billionaires, free college, and free healthcare have in common? In each case, politicians would prefer that voters ignore the reality of tradeoffs.


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