Per Bylund – How to Think About the Economy | Libertarianism.UK Podcast

Today, we spoke with Per Bylund, a Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University, about his recent book, How to Think about the Economy. During our conversation, we spoke about his journey from Sweden to Oklahoma, how the book came into existence, why it needed to come into existence, and other earlier books written by Professor Bylund. We also talked about the current state of the world economy, entrepreneurship, and Elon Musk’s recent comments on TruthGTP and ‘artificial intelligence’, as well as the ‘Gig Economy’ and the ‘Unrealized’ effects of government regulations.

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  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:28 – Thoughts on Sweden
  • 2:35 – Living in Oklahoma
  • 4:57 – The journey from Stockholm to Oklahoma
  • 8:06 – Jeff Tucker steps into the story
  • 10:34 – A thumbs-up to Jeff Tucker!
  • 10:40 – Combining Swedish local politics with libertarianism?
  • 14:02 – How did Per Bylund come to write this primer book?
  • 17:42 – Distilling the whole of Austrian Economics into two hours of reading? – How was it done?
  • 21:03 – The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized
  • 26:01 – ‘Economics’ without the Entrepreneur?
  • 29:53 – Any plans to expand the book into a ‘Treatise’ on economics?
  • 33:01 – Advice on remaining confident about the future for those concerned with ‘AI’
  • 38:32 – Elon Musk and TruthGTP?
  • 41:51 – Other books by Per Bylund
  • 44:15 – Online contact details for Professor Bylund
  • 45:44 – Final thoughts
  • 46:23 – Wrap-up

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