Archive for Potpourri

Potpourri

==> 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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==> 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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Podcast Potpourri

==> In the latest Bob Murphy Show, I talk with Robbie “the Fire” Bernstein about stand-up comedy, AOC, and the coming crash. ==> In episode 185 of Contra Krugman, we bring on David Stockman to help dissect Mankiw’s love letter to the Fed. (No, really.) Then in episode 186 we reluctantly retire the Krugman Collusion […]

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==> My IER post discussing my Fraser Institute study on the Alberta carbon tax. ==> I was naughty again. ==> I talked about MMT from a socialist perspective, with another guy who was also neither MMT nor socialist. ==> James Galbraith gets saucy on MMT. ==> Does anyone know about WhenHub? I’m looking for an […]

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Murphy vs. Krugman

==> I think this is a case of Krugman stretching the facts more than I can recall him ever doing (in a case where he’s demonstrably wrong, I mean). ==> Tom and I take on Krugman’s whining about all the rage-filled right-wingers.

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