02 Feb 2011

It’s Official! Next Week Murphy Will Debate…

Economics, Federal Reserve, Shameless Self-Promotion 9 Comments

…Jerry Dwyer, an economist with the Atlanta Fed.

I am going to be one-half of the lunchtime presentation at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) meeting in Atlanta on Thursday February 10th. They have graciously made an option for people who just want to go to the lunch and watch the debate.

Be careful when you go to the link; it looks like it’s saying the date is February 7, but that’s just their cut-off for ticket sales. Also note that if you do sign up for this, you need to print out your payment confirmation to get in the door the day of the event.

According to this preliminary flyer, the lunch seminar goes from noon – 1:30pm (Eastern time). I assume that is still accurate but you may want to double check for yourself. (I’m driving out there the night before so I can afford to have rational ignorance on this matter.)

I am going to say that the Fed is making markets more unstable with its current policies, and of course relate it to my views on the housing bubble.

Dwyer is going to offer the rationale behind the Fed’s current policies.

9 Responses to “It’s Official! Next Week Murphy Will Debate…”

  1. RG says:

    A good punching bag to warm up on.

  2. Dan says:

    Will it be recorded for later viewing?

    • bobmurphy says:

      Probably but not professionally. Some guy in the crowd is going to have a camera.

  3. Leo says:

    Thank God for guys in crowds!

  4. Xon says:

    Dr. Murphy,

    Since it will be in Atlanta, I wonder if there is any smooth, super-cool way to get Herman Cain’s attention? He is a local radio host there, syndicated, and the former stand-in for Neal Boortz and now a common stand-in for Hannity. Oh yeah, and he’s running for the GOP nomination for president. He’s a former CEO, and, get this, a former member of the board at the Atlanta Fed!

    He’s a “Tea Party” kind of guy, but not very sophisticated on economics. In fact, from what I’ve heard he just plain misses the important point on a number of things. And, he is on record as not giving a hoot about auditing the Fed. He says he wouldn’t block it, but he thinks it’s pointless to worry about when there are “other things to focus on to help the economy.” So, yeah, he’s pretty much a hot mess on economics.

    But, maybe if he knew a big debate was happening in Atlanta about the Fed, he would talk about it on his show. I dunno…my point here, and sorry for just now getting around to it, is that we get increased exposure for sound austrian economics and anti-Fed thinking. Cain can’t avoid a good argument, if he knows it’s happening. Heck, he should have you on his show that night!

    • bobmurphy says:

      I don’t know the name. Obviously if you want to let his staff know about the event that would be great. But I’m hopping in the car right after to drive to Knoxville for a Mises event (with “Kane”) the next morning.

  5. Xon says:

    Ah, it wouldn’t work then. HIs show is at night. I’d like to hear someone set him straight on the Fed!

  6. Matthew Murphy says:

    Looking forward to watching it on You Tube.

  7. Daniel says:

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see it on You Tube.