13 Jan 2014


Potpourri 10 Comments

==> At Mises Canada I publicize the fact that Alan Greenspan’s PhD dissertation apparently discussed a housing bubble. (Was this common knowledge? Thanks to Frank C. for tipping me off.)

==> Speaking of Mises Canada, its president–Redmond Weissenberger–is hosting a show called “Better Red Than Dead.” He’s had me on, as well as Doug French, Jeff Tucker, Dave Howden, and other names you might know.

==> An interesting symposium of articles at Liberty Fund on Mises’ The Theory of Money and Credit. Larry White (in the lead essay) briefly gives me some pushback on my musings on Bitcoin and the Regression Theorem. This doesn’t end here, Larry!

==> Climate scientist Judith Curry is learning about Hayek from her recent interview with Russ Roberts. Incidentally, I think Curry is a good example of a climate scientist who changed her mind on the climate debate. Or at least, she initially was just a rank and file scientist but over the years has come out more and more against what we are being told is the “settled science.”

==> How to Win a War With Iran? Don’t start it.

==> I used to think the people who put tape over their computer cameras were paranoid, but apparently not.

==> Mises was a feminist before it was cool?

==> I think I blogged about this when I heard the NPR story, but in case you missed it: This was a really interesting case where a police detective explained how they had unwittingly gotten an innocent woman to confess to murder. I know a lot of you aren’t fond of cops, but put aside your hate and just try to understand how it happened. It’s very interesting, as well as chilling. I know when I was a young punk self-described conservative, if someone had confessed to murder I would have had very little sympathy for such a person.

==> How to defeat Fallacy Man.

==> New NYC mayor de Blasio picked the wrong issue when he tried to ban horse-drawn carriages. Now he’s got to deal with Liam Neeson. He may have a small army in the NYPD, but that surely will only buy him a few weeks.

==> Ben Powell totally takes over this panel, such that former MTV “VJ” Kennedy is openly hitting on him by the end. If you’re rushed for time, just watch the last 20 seconds.

10 Responses to “Potpourri”

  1. Cosmo Kramer says:

    Don’t hurt Fallacy Man.

  2. Matt M (Dude Where's My Freedom) says:

    This is a random question and will probably sound more demeaning/confrontational than I intend it, but why are all of your posts at Mises Canada now? Did you outgrow the good ol’ ‘Merican LVMI?

  3. Chad Carney says:

    I thought the same thing about the Ben Powell interview haha

  4. Scott Lazarowitz says:

    “if someone had confessed to murder I would have had very little sympathy for such a person.”

    But I’m sure you would have sympathy for a “completely innocent” person whose confession was “coerced” by the government police, as was the case in the linked article, no?

  5. Enopoletus Harding says:

    There was never a chance of a real U.S. war with Iran-how could Qatar, the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia export their oil in a war-torn Persian Gulf? There was once a chance of a limited military attack on some Iranian nuclear&military facilities, but such an attack would certainly have not been the beginning of a full-scale war.

  6. Liberty Jerk says:

    “I know a lot of you aren’t fond of cops,” Isn’t your that your entire readership?

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