Archive for Conspiracy

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==> I explain why I think Carl Menger still added to our understanding of the origin of money, although Adam Smith definitely anticipated most of the explanation. ==> I side with David R. Henderson in thinking Scott Sumner has put forth an untenable view on how to settle questions of morality. ==> Since I’m linking […]

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“Elusive” by Robert P. Murphy

I posted this as a joke on Facebook, but now that I see Steve Landsburg had a lot of trouble flying American via DFW, I feel compelled to share it here as well. Also, in the comments of Steve’s post, people are saying these mechanical delays are deliberate, as part of the union(s)’ efforts to […]

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Murphy on RT on Energy Infrastructure

Fortunately YouTube (at least at the site itself) tells you under the screen that “RT is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government.”

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A Tale of Two Conspiracies

In the last month I have become intimately acquainted with two conspiracies afoot in the libertarian economics community: CONSPIRACY #1 James Buchanan was a founder of Public Choice economics. Its scholars are actively seeking to end injustice perpetrated by the State, and to advance individual liberty. Buchanan invited an outspoken opponent of apartheid to his […]

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“So There I Was, Helping to Spread Fake News…”

Now to be clear, I’m not saying every single moment of footage on cable TV at this point is dictated by 4 bankers in a dark room smoking cigars. I’m just pointing out that what “everybody knows” about Trump/Russia/obstruction etc. rests on a weaker foundation than what everybody knows. For example, check out Brian Williams […]

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Fake News: How I Became Part of the Problem

When I was doing research for an op ed on Venezuela, I came across a hilarious find and asked Natalie Danelishen to whip up a meme. Isn’t it perfect? I posted this beautiful meme on Facebook and Twitter. People loved it. It was shared hundreds of times, the last I checked. There’s just one problem. […]

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In Honor of the March for Science

I think the progressives really have no sense of self-awareness or irony. For years, a standard talking point among climate skeptics was that government funding made it very lucrative to exaggerate the possible influence of humans on global temperatures. Naturally, the “pro-science” community recoiled in horror at the very suggestion at such a crass motivation. […]

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It’s Almost Like PolitiFact Is Biased

Check out these two PolitiFact items and tell me what you guys think about the scoring. ==> This one on Trump on Obama. ==> This one on Rand Paul on ObamaCare.

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