03 Jul 2019

I’m the Podcaster’s Podcaster

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These guys can’t stop talking about me:

26 Jun 2019

“This Is Nelson Nash”

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The touching documentary on the recently deceased Nelson Nash, founder of the Infinite Banking Concept (IBC), is available for free:

26 Jun 2019

Donnie Gebert Talks About a Direct Republic, and the Avengers

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Plus a whole lot of other stuff.

24 Jun 2019

Potpourri

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I have a lot going on right now–good stuff!–so my blogging will be sparse. Here are some things to placate you:

==> My conversation with Karl Smith. It may lead you to think about fiscal stimulus in a new way.

==> Ep . 194 of Contra Krugman, in which we bust Krugman’s attempt to say progressives are policy wonks who follow the evidence.

==> Can’t remember if I already posted this, but my article at IER on a new working paper from Kotlikoff, Jeffrey Sachs, et al. shows Krugman is doubly wrong. They show (1) government debt can burden future generations and (2) a carbon tax, even a modest one, would hurt early generations on net.

==> We’re #1–twice in a row! (I.e. we’re #11.)

13 Jun 2019

Murphy at Lock Haven University on Health Care Economics

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I gave this back in April I think…

12 Jun 2019

Tucker Carlson Wants Affirmative Action for American Workers

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Others beat me to the punch on this one, but I make some points I haven’t heard elsewhere.

10 Jun 2019

And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Bob Murphy Show, Climate Change, Infinite Banking Concept, Lara-Murphy Show, private law, Shameless Self-Promotion 1 Comment

I have been the Indiana Jones of economics lately (picture the map showing Indy as a moving red line). I know there are at least 3 of you who only know about my new podcast episodes and articles by checking here, so let me bring you up to speed:

==> On the Lara-Murphy Show, I facilitate Carlos’ discussion of inheritance taxes, trust planning, and IBC.

==> Contra Krugman 190 where Tom and I field listener questions such as UBI, ep. 191 where I go solo and take apart Krugman’s column on infrastructure, and ep. 192 where Tom and I yet again go to the listener grab-bag because Krugman is so boring. (This last one had some good jokes, if you must choose.)

==> On the Bob Murphy Show: ep. 37 where I interview Dr. Keith Smith on how to secede from the current health care / insurance system, and ep. 39 where I interview Stephan Kinsella (on private law and IP). (The 38th episode is a re-run of my solo Contra Krugman.)

==> At IER, I have a post reflecting on the 2nd anniversary of Trump’s announcement that he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement.

28 May 2019

What Can We Do?

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I’ve been traveling on Sundays lately and so have been lax in my posts. Well in my Bible study we’re covering the Beatitudes (and more), so I think the least I can do is relay Jesus’ wisdom:

The Beatitudes

20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

22“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Jesus Pronounces Woes

24“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

25“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.

“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

26“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

Love Your Enemies

27“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunicb either. 30Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

32“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”