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Contra Krugman

Join Bob Murphy and Tom Woods in this weekly libertarian podcast as they teach economics by refuting Paul Krugman's New York Times column. Plus, expect special guests like Ron Paul, David Stockman, and more!
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Jun 30, 2017

The official study commissioned by the city of Seattle is painting a grim picture of the consequences of the minimum wage increase in that city thus far.

Show notes for Ep. 93

Jun 24, 2017

Well well well, in a splash of serendipity, the one week Tom leaves the show in Bob's hands, Krugman devotes his column to zombies--and vampires. Specifically, the GOP idea that tax cuts on the rich are great for the economy is an idea that just won't die. And the Republican plan for health insurance reform must be kept hidden from the sunlight. (Just like a vampire, get it?)

Bob brings on Cato Senior Fellow Dan Mitchell to talk about the alleged supply-side failure in Kansas.

Show notes for Ep. 92

Jun 18, 2017
Krugman says Trump is wrecking the ship of state: the president's worse than even his harshest critics warned. Trump's petty politics on health care is causing insurers to hike premiums, while his foreign policy moves indicate corruption and recklessness.
 
We point out Krugman's flip-flopping on health insurers, and you'll also learn how to pronounce "Qatar."
 
Show notes for Ep. 91
Jun 12, 2017

Krugman wrote two columns in a row on Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Accord and the abdication of American leadership on climate change, and we reply to them both in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 90

Jun 3, 2017
Krugman says Donald Trump is all wrong to want to give regulatory relief to the coal industry. That industry can't ever be revived to where it was in the old days, says Krugman, and it would be silly to try, especially when all these abundant clean alternatives are available. In fact, to try would amount to putting "the whole planet's future at risk."
 
(Krugman also makes a side remark about Trump's blasphemy on NATO, and we also comment on that.)
 
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