Max R. P. Grossmann

Podcast: The Grossmann Revelation

This is a podcast about facts and logic, dedicated against groupthink and polylogism. Tune in for a refreshing and unapproved take on economic, technological and epistemological issues.

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Episodes

Ep. 10: Three Facts We Never Talk About

November 10, 2019, length: 36 minutes
Song recommendation: “Into the Groove” by Madonna

What do John Tyler, Northern Cyprus and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands have in common? Exactly: They are never talked about. My solution to the data science exercise is available here.

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Ep. 9: Becoming a Successful Student, and a Data Science Exercise

October 13, 2019, length: 33 minutes
Song recommendation: “Right Now” by Van Halen

Several recommendations for your studies. The SQLite database for the data science exercise is available here.

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Ep. 8: The Yield Curve and Other Assorted Predictions

August 25, 2019, length: 38 minutes
Song recommendation: “Driver's Seat” by Sniff 'n' the Tears

Three predictions for the near future.

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Ep. 7: Metrication in America

July 28, 2019, length: 30 minutes
Song recommendation: “Scatterlings of Africa” by Juluka

Is metrication worth it? I don't know; let the market figure it out.

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Ep. 6: That's Not What I'm Talking About

July 14, 2019, length: 29 minutes
Song recommendation: “You're So Vain” by Carly Simon

Don't take everything literally. Instead, visit electionbettingodds.com.

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Ep. 5: The Interventionist Mentality

June 30, 2019, length: 49 minutes
Song recommendation: “It's In The Way That You Use It” by Eric Clapton

Our betters don't just have brilliant simple solutions to difficult problems; they also correctly anticipate the consequences of their policy prescriptions. Or do they?

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Ep. 4: On the Serviceableness of IQ (and JavaScript)

June 16, 2019, length: 32 minutes
Song recommendation: “Heartlight” by Kenny Loggins

Our intuition tends to fails us when it comes to Bayesian updating. And please consider disabling JavaScript.

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Ep. 3: A Refreshing Dose of Anti-Polylogism

June 2, 2019, length: 31 minutes
Song recommendation: “Shoot For Thrills” by L.A. Guns

Ludwig von Mises explains why polylogism is bad. (He was not available for an interview.)

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Ep. 2: The Revolt Against Revelation

May 19, 2019, length: 32 minutes
Song recommendation: “Undertow” by Pet Shop Boys

Statistical research is extremely difficult---especially if done properly. Why not use revealed preferences instead?

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Ep. 1: A Disturbing Lack of Faith

May 5, 2019, length: 36 minutes
Song recommendation: “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos

Max discusses a small logical problem with economic pronouncements and an annoying feature of music videos and their corresponding songs.

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