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Contra Krugman Episode 86: Let’s Talk France

Summary:
Yet another good episode. An outline: 9:10 I point out that Adolph Hitler is considered a right-winger, even though Nazi stands for “National Socialist.” 10:50 I exhibit my command of the French tongue. 11:25 I point out how slippery Krugman is with his French economic data. (I also give tutorial to Tom on how to run the show if something happens to me.) 16:10 I give the theory to explain the empirical results. Why is it that “generous” French regulations on work benefits lead to such high unemployment among younger workers? 18:38 I dig up a textbook backing up my views. You WON’T BELIEVE who the author is. 25:00 We take on the issue of the French working less. 30:00 We talk about austerity. I mention David R. Henderson’s work on Canada. 36:15 I praise Krugman’s

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Yet another good episode. An outline:

9:10 I point out that Adolph Hitler is considered a right-winger, even though Nazi stands for “National Socialist.”

10:50 I exhibit my command of the French tongue.

11:25 I point out how slippery Krugman is with his French economic data. (I also give tutorial to Tom on how to run the show if something happens to me.)

16:10 I give the theory to explain the empirical results. Why is it that “generous” French regulations on work benefits lead to such high unemployment among younger workers?

18:38 I dig up a textbook backing up my views. You WON’T BELIEVE who the author is.

25:00 We take on the issue of the French working less.

30:00 We talk about austerity. I mention David R. Henderson’s work on Canada.

36:15 I praise Krugman’s discussion of Brexit (really).

Robert Murphy
Christian, Austrian economist, and libertarian theorist. Research Prof at Texas Tech and author of *Choice*. Paul Krugman's worst nightmare.

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