==> Here’s my American Conservative article from a week or two ago, talking about the myth of British austerity. If I do say so myself, my second chart (the third in the article) is a really good rebuttal to Krugman on this topic. I think it deals well with the “they have austerity relative to their growth path, Murphy you dolt!” type of response I normally get on this from Keynesians.
==> Here’s the ebook sample of the book I co-authored with Brian Lee Crowley for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) in Canada. I was mostly response for summarizing the current US fiscal situation (which was worse than I realized, even according to official sources) and then showing how both the Bowles-Simpson and Ryan Plans are far less aggressive on paper than what the Canadian federal government did in practice in the late 1990s.
==> My podcast interview on the Index Investing Show.
==> Lew Rockwell being interviewed by Bob Wenzel. I liked in particular their discussion of Rothbard’s promotion of the work of Etienne de la Boetie. Rockwell argues that libertarians don’t need to use violence against the State, because that is the State’s tool. This dovetails with what I tell people about, “How do we get there?”: Clearly we need more liberty-lovers on our side, before any kind of revolution would be successful. So we need to educate, to get more people to actually believe that our ideas are better. That educational effort moves people from the statist side to the liberty side. But, even at the point when it looks like we’re strong enough to win a fight, we don’t need to actually fight. We just keep using education to convince more people to come over. As de la Boetie showed, the State only exists because of the power the great majority hand over to it. To topple an unjust regime, people merely need to withdraw their consent. No shots are necessary.