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Lecture #2: Marxist Philosophy

George Walsh (c.1923-2001) was one of those old-school professors who wrote little but read everything. These four lectures on Marxism, delivered in the mid-80s a few years before the collapse of the Soviet bloc, distill decades of study of Marxist ideas with great insight and humor. Lecture 1 covers the Marxism’s intellectual precursors; lecture 2 […]

Lecture #1: The Precursors of Marxism

George Walsh (c.1923-2001) was one of those old-school professors who wrote little but read everything. These four lectures on Marxism, delivered in the mid-80s a few years before the collapse of the Soviet bloc, distill decades of study of Marxist ideas with great insight and humor. Lecture 1 covers the Marxism’s intellectual precursors; lecture 2 […]

Science and Politics: Three Principles, Three Fables

Join us in person at RRH 4.408 or via Zoom here! Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Dorian Abbot has an undergraduate degree in physics (2004, Harvard) and a PhD in applied math (2008, Harvard). He came to the University of Chicago as a Chamberlin Fellow in 2009 and stayed […]

Policy@McCombs with Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He joins the podcast to talk to Richard Hanania about his involvement in Operation Warp Speed, a uniquely successful federal government project. Richard asks how broadly applicable its lessons are, whether or not we could do something similar for cancer, and why economists and […]

Inflation, Causes and Cures

John Cochrane is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He is a past President and Fellow of the American Finance Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and associate editor of several journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Business, […]

US Pandemic Policy: Failures, Successes, and Lessons

Dr. Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and is a professor of economics at George Mason University.  You can find out more about his research interests in empirical law and economics (tort reform, bounty hunters, judicial electoral systems etc.), voting theory and alternative political institutions, health economics by browsing […]

The Rise of Cultural Socialism, and What to Do About It

Eric Kaufmann argues against the seductive libertarian idea that cultural liberals can exit themainstream and create new institutions to drive out the bad. This is true only for sectors like mediawith lower barriers to entry. But where there are strong network effects, as with universities, socialmedia platforms, government agencies and even motion pictures, elected government […]

The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense

Join us in person in the Crum Auditorium (in Rowling Hall 1.400) or via Zoom here Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Parking: You can find paid parking in the Brazos Garage, the AT&T Hotel Garage, or any other garage or street parking. Dr. Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing […]