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10/2/2015

New Podcast Refutes Paul Krugman Every Week

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:48 am



Last night marked the debut of the long-awaited Contra Krugman podcast. The podcast is hosted by Tom Woods and Robert P. Murphy. Tom Woods is a well-known libertarian and best-selling author with a daily podcast I listen to regularly. Murphy is the author of Choice, a summary of Mises’s Human Action which I have been summarizing in a series of posts you can read here. (12 down, just 5 to go. I will finish!)

The idea of the podcast is that they take on Paul Krugman, every single week, and refute his columns and blog posts in an entertaining way. I have already begun listening and have already learned things. More importantly, I have really enjoyed it.

There are three episodes up so far, all of which you can listen to at the Web site for the podcast, ContraKrugman.com. Go there, listen, and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.

Murphy has been reading Krugman for a long time. He describes reading Krugman as being like playing with a canker sore — it’s annoying, but you can’t stop. And he has been trying to debate Krugman forever. To whet your appetite, I am going to link a video that Murphy did years ago, when he was trying to get Krugman to agree to debate him. Murphy is a very funny guy (he says on podcast #1 that he has been told he is “pretty funny for an economist”) and this video shows the lengths to which Murphy was going to prepare for that debate, which never happened. I laughed out loud at this one.

How many economists do you know who would be willing to put out a video like this?

11 Responses to “New Podcast Refutes Paul Krugman Every Week”

  1. Thanks for the laugh this morning, Patterico.

    A good sense of humor is kryptonite to the progressive Left, I find.

    Appreciate it.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  2. Hilarious! Is that guy really an economist?

    KGG (7f0fad)

  3. Um….the video on my screen is Bibi and his 45 seconds of silence.

    ?

    mark johnson (cab0af)

  4. Ok. All better now.

    mark johnson (cab0af)

  5. Despite the ministry of truth’s continual prevarications the job market is now tits up:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/02/huge-miss-economy-adds-just-142000-jobs-september/

    Twice this number, still to be verified by household survey, would be stasis, three times the number would mean solid growth.

    The reality is a trailing indicator of contraction trending into collapse.

    DNF (51a50d)

  6. is no good, these jobs numbers

    failmerica just redid all the formulas to help goose the Q1 numbers

    et tu, Q4?

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  7. New Podcast Refutes Paul Krugman Every Week

    There used to be a blog, written by Donald Luskin, that did the same thing.

    It was called “”The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid” or poorandstupid.com

    The URL now goes somewhere else.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  8. The quintessential Krugman was described over 20 years ago by the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville:

    That Krugman is a pretty sharp fellow, he’s predicted 19 of the last three recessions.

    Estragon (ada867)

  9. My favorite example is when he advocated the french social/economic system, offering as proof of the superior french system the fact that eastern europe GNP growth was better than the gnp growth of the USA. Typical misrepresentation of the facts by krugman

    Joe from Texas (debac0)

  10. Eastern Europe? When France is in Western Europe? And GDP growth of countries leaving Socialism behind would run counter to Krugs?

    John Hitchcock (428b7f)

  11. #9

    Eastern Europe? When France is in Western Europe? And GDP growth of countries leaving Socialism behind would run counter to Krugs?

    #8

    My favorite example is when he advocated the french social/economic system, offering as proof of the superior french system the fact that eastern europe GNP growth was better than the gnp growth of the USA. Typical misrepresentation of the facts by krugman

    That is my point – not a column goes by where krugman doesnt put forth an unrelated fact as proof of his point.

    Joe from Texas (debac0)


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