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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: December, 2018
Dec 23, 2018

Why can't Krugman be a plain old economist who speaks in a nonpartisan way? That's what supporters asked after hearing him speak dispassionately about trade on a recent podcast. His answer: people who oppose me on fiscal and monetary policy are partisan cranks with no scientific standing, so they deserve to be smashed. In this episode, we do the smashing.

Show Notes for Ep. 169

Dec 18, 2018

Newly elected member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been calling for a "Green New Deal," which she says will at once confront the dangers of climate change and also provide good jobs at living wages and overturn racial and gender injustices. We are unconvinced.

Show notes for Ep. 168

Dec 12, 2018

We take on additional hard questions for libertarians: quarantines (for infectious/incurable diseases), terrorism, Somalia, and climate change.

Show notes for Ep. 167

Dec 1, 2018
Krugman took questions last week on Quora, and they spanned a wide range:
 
-- Has Keynesian economics failed America?
-- What are the causes of inequality?
-- What will Trump's long-term economic legacy be?
-- Why haven't wages increased alongside corporate profits?
-- Would universal basic income work?
-- Can Krugman refute "trickle-down" economics?
-- and a whole bunch more.
 
In this episode, we critique Krugman's answers and offer our own.
 
Show notes for Ep. 166
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