Tom Woods has posted another video, this one on Krugman’s rhetorical questions about Austrians and MMMF:
A few points:
==> I totally forgot to be snarky about this, but Tom’s video reminded me: I thought Krugman said he wouldn’t debate me, because he didn’t want to give a platform to Austrian views? So now we have to revise Krugman’s value system again. It’s OK to debate Ron Paul and his “goldbug” views to sell your (Krugman’s) books, it’s OK to debate George Will every week on TV even though you think he’s a moron, it’s OK to make fun of Austrians on your blog when you’re bored and want to ridicule something…but debating the guy who penned what you yourself said was the “best exposition I’ve seen yet of the Austrian view that’s sweeping the GOP” for an hour in order to thereby send $75,000 to a food bank in NYC…is completely beneath your principles.
==> If you haven’t visited yet, I encourage you to visit KrugmanDebate.com. I know I pick up new readers over time, and perhaps some of you never saw the funny videos as well as the serious articles. (Krugman actually referred to me in print and gave me some pushback, in case you didn’t realize.) Let me emphasize that if the pledge total rises above $100,000, I think I can “do something” with it, like get local press to pick it up or get the Food Bank to make a statement. In particular, I know there are people who haven’t pledged because they say, “Bob, Krugman’s never going to debate you, get real.” Right, so that’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to pledge $50, because in your mind your credit card will never get charged. (The money doesn’t come from your card until the event happens.)
==> A lot of people ask me, “Bob, why does Tom Woods keep plugging you so much? You don’t have any money, and he’s way more famous than you. What gives?” The answer is that what happens in Freedomfest, stays in…Bob’s smart phone memory. (Or does it? Tom?)