This was a fun one. At the suggestion of David R. Henderson, I’ll do outlines of the podcast here on my blog, so that people can zoom in to a particular segment if they’re too busy to listen to the whole thing. (However, I really think you should just treat yourself to the entirety of each and every episode.)
8:30 We point out the double standard on insults by the Left. E.g. it’s fine to make fun of Trump’s personal appearance, or to call Ann Coulter misogynist terms.
9:10 Tom and I discuss the horrible state of our country, which is now facing the prospect of foreign diplomats changing hotel reservations.
10:25 Once again, Krugman makes a claim about a person, then links to a news story quoting someone who denies the allegation.
12:10 Tom does some outside research to find out just how corrupt the Trump picks are. Not much there, there.
18:30 I explain that I was going to give Krugman a +1 for a good zinger against Kudlow…except that when you click through, you find that Krugman totally mischaracterized Kudlow’s argument.
23:00 We talk about the allegedly pro-Trump media.
CORRECTION: I erroneously say that Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA mass surveillance were distributed through WikiLeaks. Nope, it was through The Guardian originally (via Glenn Greenwald).
28:00 I mention Gene Callahan’s interesting suggestion that Trump has to surround himself with other rich guys because the establishment is set to take him out.
32:00 I use a “Friends” episode to motivate Mises’ point on corruption.