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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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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 29, 2017
Krugman thinks everyone who disagrees with him on monetary policy has been decisively refuted and ought to be ridiculed or ignored. The Fed has done great work, he says. He also insists that unlike him, we refuse to admit our mistakes.
 
That's a lot of fodder for one episode. Enjoy!
 
Show notes for Ep. 110
Oct 21, 2017

Krugman is a fan of Richard Thaler, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and speaks in favor of Thaler's argument that real people often don't act like the calculating robots of neoclassical lore. Thaler is right about that, but we've got a bunch of punchy responses to his more dubious claims -- responses that are all the more fun to listen to because delivered before a live audience aboard the Contra Cruise!

Show notes for Ep. 109

Oct 16, 2017
Krugman is concerned that Trump will appoint a hands-off Fed chairman who hasn't learned the lessons of history.
 
We challenge the hidden premise in there.
 
Show notes for Ep. 108
Oct 8, 2017

Krugman complains that what we know so far about a potential Trump tax reform plan is not good -- it would give most relief to millionaires and billionaires. We discuss Rand Paul's opposition to the plan, and what genuine tax reform should really do.

Show notes for Ep. 107

Oct 1, 2017
Krugman says: who cares if high marginal income tax rates make people work less, or lower rates would give them an incentive to make them work more? It's all a wash, says Krugman: if they work more they also earn more, so they get all the gains and society gets nothing.
 
This is smashed like nothing we've smashed before.
 
Show notes for Ep. 106
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