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Keeping Up With the Murphys

I am not sure how backlogged I am, so I’ll err on the side of posting some repeats: ==> Contra Krugman episodes 155, 156, 157, and 158. ==> Lara-Murphy Show episode 63 (“Why Learn Austrian Economics?”). ==> And my latest at mises.org: A collection of Krugman Kontradictions! Fun for the whole family.

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Contra Krugman and A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

In the latest episode, Tom and I dismantle (I daresay) Krugman’s tomfoolery. But we also have exciting news. Hurry! Act now while supplies last!

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The Myth of Fed Independence

My latest article is feisty. It sounds like I’m defending Trump and then…BAM! I go full Rothbard. Trump committed a faux pas with his public complaints about the Fed. But his actual “mistake” was in letting the American people in on a dirty secret: The central bank is by its very nature a political institution […]

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What I Said to the “Mises Caucus” of the Libertarian Party

This was the speech I gave last Saturday in New Orleans. Here’s Scott Horton’s speech and Tom Woods’ grand finale.

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Potpourri

==> 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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Potpourri

==> The latest Contra Krugmans: Episode 140 on fascism in Europe, and Episode 141 on the Swiss “sovereign money” referendum (i.e. 100% reserve banking). ==> OK in this David Roberts column for Vox, he is reviewing Infinity War. (Caution: Major spoilers in the review.) I can’t quote him here since I don’t want to spoil […]

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Contra Krugman AND Sumner on Nominal Wage Growth

My latest at Mises.org. It’s too long to summarize, except don’t miss my analogy: [S]uppose a father sees his 25-year-old son lounging on the couch watching reruns. The father exclaims, “Jimmy, this has got to stop! All through your teenage years you kept getting raises and better jobs. But after your messy breakup last year, […]

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Free Traders Should Be More Careful When Defending Trade Deficits

In a recent WSJ piece, Robert Barro pushed back against Trump’s mercantilism by arguing: “Imports are things we want, whether consumer goods, raw materials or intermediate goods. Exports are the price we have to pay to get the imports. It would be great, in fact, if we could get more imports without having to pay […]

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