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==> Two recent interviews at Lara-Murphy Report, one with Bill Peacock talking about Texas electricity markets, and with Rafael Acevedo on his experience as an economist (and father) in Venezuela. ==> The latest Bob Murphy Show interviews Richard Vedder on the problems with higher education. ==> Two seasteaders marked for death by Thai navy. ==> […]

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==> In the latest Bob Murphy Show I interview Jeff Snider on the repo market flare-up. ==> Why the media needed the new Joker movie to fail. ==> Kopczuk explains some of the background on the new inequality claims.

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==> When researchers point out all of the uncertainties in our current models guiding us on climate change policy, are they the good guys or the bad guys? It depends what year it is, as I explain in my latest IER article. ==> My latest Mises.org article on Austrian vs. mainstream Law & Econ on […]

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==> My radio interview with Danielle Smith was a good one concerning climate change and tree planting. ==> This is old but someone sent me an article explaining why the international mortality stats can be misleading. ==> I haven’t read it yet, but apparently this article at Jacobin takes Phil Magness’ side on the issue […]

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==> My latest episode on the Bob Murphy Show is a fun one, where I analyze the cult classic, “They Live.” ==> At IER I coincidentally have a new post talking about Greenland’s ice sheet. Did Trump read my post and then get interested? I’ll never tell. An excerpt: Wow, the critic seems to have […]

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==> When I interviewed Karl Smith for my podcast, I looked at his stuff and was pleasantly surprised to see Karl praising Art Laffer. I obviously don’t agree with him on everything, but I like Karl for his willingness to take unpopular opinions. ==> I thought this was an interesting take on the trans-bikini-wax controversy. […]

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==> 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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==> Part 3 of 3 of my scintillating series on Capital & Interest. In this one, I take aim at Bohm-Bawerk, Mises, and Rothbard. I am the Thanos of economics. ==> Dave Smith will debate Nicholas Sarwark at the SoHo Forum in September. ==> This is a fantastic SlateStarCodex piece on what’s driving big prices […]

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