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September 30, 2018

Carlos and Bob explain to the average listener why it’s important to learn at least the basics of Austrian economics. It’s not the same as other free-market schools, and it’s not the boring curves you remember from college.

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

September 5, 2018

Carlos and Bob tackle a question from Twitter: Why is using IBC preferable to just “paying cash” for large purchases? This seemingly simple question actually raises many issues.

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

August 14, 2018

Carlos and Bob discuss some of the misconceptions or difficulties they had early on, which made them reluctant to embrace IBC.

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

July 27, 2018

Nelson Nash joins Bob and Carlos to explain why he encourages IBC users to establish a system of policies (rather than just one). The discussion covers several nuances of policy design.

The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

July 3, 2018

This is the talk Bob gave at the “Mises Caucus” event held on June 30, 2018, to coincide with the kickoff of the Libertarian Party’s national convention, held in New Orleans this time.

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

June 26, 2018

Carlos and Bob review the status of the three leading central banks and rely on a report from the Treasury Secretary to help interpret and anticipate Trump Administration actions on bank regulation.

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

June 15, 2018

Carlos and Bob explain the mechanics of policy loans and then emphasize the importance of keeping track of them. Yes, you have the FREEDOM to never pay your loans back, but that might not be a WISE thing to do. Nelson Nash always stressed that you “play honest banker” when practicing IBC.

The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

May 17, 2018

Carlos and Bob finish their series, summarizing some of the material in Chapter 7 of their new book (co-authored with Nelson Nash). In this episode, they address a hypothetical business owner who loves IBC but thinks he doesn’t have the cashflow to make it work. By cleverly using an already existing payment, the business owner can effectively build up the infrastructure of a large IBC policy while waiting for the future, irregular burst of revenue to come in. (NOTE that the point of this demonstration is merely to illustrate the power of IBC. The illustration in Table 4 of the book is intended to prove a point, not to serve as a model for business owners.)

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

May 14, 2018

Carlos and Bob continue their series, summarizing some of the material in Chapter 6 of their new book (co-authored with Nelson Nash). In this episode, they explain why Whole Life used to be a staple of the average American’s financial plan, but then fell out of favor. They also describe how Congress had to put on the brakes in the 1980s since too many rich people realized the benefits of this approach.

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.

May 2, 2018

Carlos and Bob continue their series, summarizing some of the material in Chapter 5 of their new book (co-authored with Nelson Nash). In this episode, they address typical questions such as, “If you guys are worried about a dollar crash, why would I put my money in life insurance?”

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The sound engineer for this episode was Chris Williams. Learn more about his work at ChrisWilliamsAudio.com.