Archive for Shameless Self-Promotion

It’s Almost Heeeeere

The Night of Clarity is just around the corner–a week from Friday! I just drove downtown to see my man Joe the bouncer at Lonnie’s. He knows what the deal is and will take care of us. I am not exaggerating, you have not seen karaoke until you’ve seen Nashville karaoke. Reservations are still coming […]

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When Will Krugman Achieve Zombie Parity?

About twice a day I have been checking the YouTube views for the Krugman video versus the zombie interview. At first it was about 0.001%, but now it’s up to about 9%. Sorry Tom, my time advantage (2:22 vs. 8:18) is unstoppable. Resistance is futile. (Incidentally, the YouTube views don’t catch it when people embed […]

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Some Surprises for the Renaissance Man

(Tom Woods has referred to me as a Renaissance Man, because of my ability to procrastinate on several fronts.) Naturally, I was hoping the zombie and Buckinghams’ performances would draw accolades. But I was expecting people to say, “That was hilarious!” or “Good job!” I was not expecting the supreme compliments of, “Who did you […]

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Dean Baker vs. Murphy, Rematch

In our NPR radio debate (last Easter), Dean Baker held his own. I still think his Keynesian nostrums were wrong, of course, but I admit I didn’t deliver a knockout punch. Things don’t look so good for Dean when we grapple in print. In my ledger, my record is 1-0-1 against Mr. Baker. An excerpt: […]

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Can Gold Cause the Boom-Bust Cycle?

This was a very popular topic during my online business cycle class (which has just wrapped up), so I thought I’d devote a Mises.org to it: At the Mises Academy we are just wrapping up the inaugural class, on the Austrian theory of the business cycle. During the class, one issue that came up repeatedly […]

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My Take on the Water Shortage in Nashville

Ironically, the recent flooding in Nashville led to a water shortage. Naturally it was a Nature/Government one-two punch. I explain in the Tennessean. The danger with writing for the local paper is that some Obamaphile might jump me in the grocery store. Of course, that presupposes there is an Obamaphile in Tennessee.

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Money vs. Wealth

I heard the host and a guest on NPR’s “Marketplace” talking about people taking their money out of stocks and putting it into checking accounts, so I thought I’d set them straight. But the “user contributed tag” at the end of the article says: “this is dumb as hell you seriously dont understand basic economics […]

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Reserve Your (Kid’s) Spot in My Principles of Economics Class!

Apparently five people have already registered for this class which teaches basic economic principles, even though we haven’t even put up the full syllabus yet, let alone started pushing it. I am really going to push to get a lot of people in this one, limited only by what the tech guys tell me the […]

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