Archive for Climate Change

Potpourri

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 […]

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And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

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 […]

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Potpourri

==> At IER I make a provocative claim: Economists have been “useful idiots” for the environmental socialists. ==> This is a really neat Forbes article from 2 years ago, that the mysterious Von Pepe sent me. An excerpt: Stating the equation a little differently illustrates the principle a little differently: ‘Assets = liability + capital’, […]

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==> On the Bob Murphy Show, I explain why plea deals are a gross miscarriage of justice. ==> Then on the next episode–which has been my favorite thus far–I interviewed the Chair of Harvard’s Astronomy department to talk about black holes and the strange object ‘Oumuamua. (Is it aliens? Hey, don’t scoff–the guy makes a […]

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Murphy Triple Play

==> In the latest Bob Murphy Show, I interview Lew Rockwell. We get into some pretty serious stuff, including the methods by which the CIA kill people. ==> In the latest Contra Krugman, Tom and I discuss Bernie’s apparent hypocrisy on now being a millionaire in the 1%. ==> In my latest IER column, I […]

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Bob at Connecticut College Talking Climate Change Economics

They sent it to me broken up in 3 parts:

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Would We Be Happier Without All That Pesky Output?

I’m actually not opposed to people arguing, “Americans work and consume too much.” But the solution is to persuade them to scale back, not to implement the Green New Deal. My snarky opening in my latest IER post: Sometimes you have to congratulate the progressive left on their ability to turn that frown upside down. […]

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==> A writer in The Guardian admits socialism necessary to stop climate change. See, we’re not paranoid. ==> Speaking of socialists, even some of them oppose MMT. C. Jay Engel and I discuss. ==> I may have already posted this but: In the latest Contra Krugman, Tom and I talk about Krueger and the minimum […]

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