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A Strident Yet Funny Take on Assange

I really liked this provocative video. I clicked on some of their/her other stuff, and it’s a bit fuzzy. (E.g. they don’t seem to really know the difference between wealth and income.) Also, on the claim that the IMF money was tied to Assange, here is Jason Ditz.

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“Where Are All the Libertarian Women?”

Answered here:

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Trump’s “Very Fine People” Redux

For some reason, this is a hot topic again. (It partly has to do with Scott Adams on Twitter. I think it’s because somebody tried to edit the Wikipedia article to merely add actual quotations from Trump–and then had them taken down within minutes–and he passed along the story to Scott Adams. But, for all I […]

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Yet Another Analogy on the Carbon Tax

We only have 12 years to act before I run out of analogies… Try this one kids: Should Students Support a “Point-Neutral Exam Reform?” Suppose a college math professor is very concerned about the self-esteem of her students, and so declares that for the upcoming exam, she will give each student the average of the actual scores […]

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Dave Smith Talks Comedy and More on the Bob Murphy Show

This was a really fun one. We spend most of the time discussing stand-up comedy, but then transition to the Fed, fatherhood, and faith.

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Potpourri

==> For some reason, I was thinking about debt forgiveness and how the IRS treats that as taxable income. (In a related point, when Oprah first started giving cars out as prizes, apparently the recipients were upset because they’d get hit with a huge tax bill. So then Oprah had to cover the tax liability […]

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I Feel Like I’m Taking Crazy Pills

Do any of you notice that my blog looks different? Specifically, does it seem that a lot of the borders have disappeared? (Maybe I’ve been hacked by Bryan Caplan?) My web guy recently did an upgrade, and so I thought that was it. But when I go to the Wayback Machine to try to show […]

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Murphy Twin Spin on Economics of Climate Change

I have two new interviews out, both on the economics of climate change. ==> The first is with Jeff Deist (president of the Mises Institute). ==> The second is with Josiah Neeley and Doug McCullough, at least one of whom supports carbon taxes.

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