Archive for Shameless Self-Promotion

Krugman Should Love Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Seriously. An excerpt: Krugman should be a huge fan of this approach. After all, Krugman tells us that sure, the economy seems to be doing OK in the first year under Trump, but that “when the next big shock comes…we’ll need an effective, coherent response from officials beyond the world of central banking.” This is because—Krugman claims—we […]

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Currency Devaluation, Export Advantage, and Commodity Prices

I am mostly doing this as a placeholder. I wrote this article for Mises back in late 2010. A lot of it is standard stuff, but I got into the step-by-step adjustment to a currency devaluation, showing the sense in which it would shower benefits on certain groups. I vaguely remember that it took me […]

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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

My sources say no. My latest at IER. I like this opening: An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass if half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses of that stuff in the next hour, it’ll kill you. A case in point is the recent Vox […]

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Dave Smith Interviews Bob

I was just on Dave Smith’s podcast “Part of the Problem.” We talked econ and politics, and had some laughs. Plus near the beginning, I did my dial-up modem sound effect. Note, I think Dave only has episodes available for free for a short window, so if you want to listen to this, grab it […]

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Murphy Links

Some things that have been accumulating; I may have already posted some of them but just in case: ==> My post at IER on coal transportation and the impact on climate policy. ==> Contra Krugman ep. 118: I fly solo, taking on Krugman’s interview with Ezra Klein. ==> My interview on the Libertarian Christian podcast.

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Potpourri

==> Here’s the white paper on “Intercoin.” One of the people associated with the project explained to me that he is a fan of both the Austrian and MMT schools. I think the idea is to decentralize cryptocurrency transactions, so that all of the exchanges taking place within local communities can be confined to their […]

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Be Like Aaron

Aaron Malek writes (and gives permission to reproduce): Message: Hi Bob, I enjoyed your talk today in Orlando. It was a great event. I didn’t get a chance to tell you in person, but I am really enjoying your book, Choice. I bought it at the Mises 35th event in NYC and didn’t pick it […]

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Come Hear Us in Orlando

Final plug: On Saturday December 9, I’ll be in Orlando with Jeff Deist talking about the future of liberty. Details here, and students you can get a scholarship at the link near the top of that blurb. (I *think* there are still open slots but I apologize if they tell you it’s full.)

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