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The Answer Is Transaction Costs

Michael Munger

"The real price of everything is the toil and trouble of acquiring it."  -Adam Smith (WoN, Bk I, Chapter 5)


In which the Knower of Important Things shows how transaction costs explain literally everything. Plus TWEJ,  and answers to letters.

If YOU have questions, submit them to our email at taitc.email@gmail.com 

There are two kinds of episodes here: 
1. For the most part, episodes June-August are weekly, short (<20 mins), and address a few topics. 
2. Episodes September-May are longer (1 hour), and monthly, with an interview with a guest.



Finally, a quick note:  This podcast is NOT for Stacy Hockett. He wanted you to know that.....

Episodes
Bees, Oranges, and Externalities: The Answer is Transaction CostsJuly 16, 2024
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Parking Lots, Transaction Costs of the Price Mechanism, and the Pork Pie Fedora RogueJuly 09, 2024
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Monkey See, Monkey App! And IP Walks Into a Bar....July 02, 2024
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Baseball, Dollar Dogs, Apple Pie and Transaction CostsJune 25, 2024
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Dam Shame: It's not easy being governmentJune 17, 2024
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Corner Crossing Conundrum: Trespassing, Airspace, and Property RightsJune 11, 2024
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The Riddle is Transaction Costs: That's What the Money is For!June 04, 2024
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From Commons to Coase and Beyond, With Steven MedemaMay 28, 2024
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Desert Town Dilemmas and the Problem of Property RightsApril 30, 2024
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Caldwell: Hayek's Intellectual JourneyMarch 26, 2024
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Making Deals With Shadows: The Economics of Ransomware and CybersecurityFebruary 27, 2024
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Current Event: Smart Grids, DERs, and the Economics of EnergyJanuary 30, 2024
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The 5G Revolution, Huawei Controversy, and Global Trade DynamicsDecember 19, 2023
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Permissionless Innovation: Unshackling Potential or Unleashing Chaos?November 21, 2023
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Neutrality, Security, and Ethereum: the Future of Global Transaction CostsOctober 31, 2023
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Effective Altruism and the Transaction Costs of Maximizing Expected ValueSeptember 26, 2023
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Motives and Morals of Taxes, and an Homage to Bob Barker August 29, 2023
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All You Can Eat, or By the Ounce? August 22, 2023
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The Devil Went Down to Grievance: Tuh, Taxes, and HOAsAugust 15, 2023
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The Red Dots Three, Parsley, and Counting SheepAugust 08, 2023
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Packing Out Your Trash, Brown M&Ms, and $100 Bills on the SidewalkAugust 01, 2023
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Academic Publishing, Talking Frogs, and Nailing Your Head to the FloorJuly 25, 2023
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Faith and Loyalty through the TC Lens July 18, 2023
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Lettuce Again, and LumberJuly 11, 2023
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Conventional Wisdom, Chesterton Fences, and "Excuse me"July 04, 2023
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