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==> After a long hiatus, I’ve resumed blogging at Lara-Murphy.com. ==> JP Koning joins the ranks of the nutjobs (including me) who think 100% reserve banking is a perfectly defensible thing. An excerpt: “But times have changed. Zero-maturity reserves, which originally comprised precious-metal coins, evolved to a far-less-cumbersome medium: paper. And now they are digitized, […]

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==> Can’t remember if I already blogged this: The latest Contra Krugman picks apart Krugman’s mocking of Cato’s ranking of the states by “freedom.” ==> In the latest Lara-Murphy Show, we answer a Twitter question: Why is IBC better than just “paying cash” for big ticket items? ==> Rob Bradley has a new book on […]

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===> I push back against Paul Krugman’s ridicule of a Cato freedom ranking of the US states. ==> An interesting contrast between Austrian and (mainstream) macroeconomics, from Huerto de Soto. ==> I can’t remember if I mentioned this when it first came out, but FYI I helped write this pretty good–if I do say so–primer […]

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Note, when I travel I end up saving multiple web pages in my phone’s browser. So I decided on my last trip that I need to clean these out when I’m back at a computer. That’s why some of the links below are pretty old. ==> I think two episodes of Contra Krugman have posted […]

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==> The latest Lara-Murphy Show is on stumbling blocks Carlos and I encountered when learning IBC. ==> Tom and I debate Bitcoin (is it fiat?) at the end of this episode. ==> Glenn Greenwald documents how MSNBC is an arm of the Democratic establishment. ==> I haven’t had a chance to read, but David Andolfatto […]

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==> Lots of people are talking about this Mexican town that overthrew its government. Seemed like the moral was: Once they secured their border, everything got better. (Oh I kid folks I kid.) ==> On that Scott Alexander post on Piketty, I was glad to see David Friedman has material posted about the History of […]

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==> At IER, I discuss Doug Ford’s election (in Ontario). He ran on a platform promising to roll back cap-and-trade. ==> Sorry if I already pushed this: In the latest Contra Krugman I go solo and talk about the economics of climate change policy. ==> FEE’s Blinking Lights award, given this year to Nelson Nash. […]

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==> In the latest Contra Krugman, we use a suggestion from one of our Contra Cruise bonus winners, and explain what Krugman won the Nobel Prize for. (Obviously if any technical wizards are listening and think I got something fuzzy, let me know.) ==> He interviewed me over the phone so some of my position […]

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