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Murphy Quadruple Play

==> I will be writing a weekly-ish article for Mises.org now, here is my first one on Judy Shelton. ==> At IER, I point out a pretty astonishing remark from a PhD physicist who wrote a NYT article on climate change modeling. Here is her quotation: “In this situation, the best we can do is improve computer models to obtain more accurate, approximate solutions. It is knowledge we urgently need: As Earth continues to warm, we face a future of drought, rising...

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The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed

Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the cheapest and most efficient way to tackle the climate crisis. So states a Guardian article, citing a new analysis published in the journal Science. The author explains: As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a...

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Murphy Twin Spin

We’re back from the Contra Cruise, but now I’m headed to Mises U! Here’s some stuff to tide you over: ==> The Contra Krugman episode live from the Cruise. ==> My IER piece summarizing Oren Cass’s recent House testimony on the costs of climate change.

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Questions on Climate Change: Bjorn Lomborg on EconTalk

Bjorn Lomberg is best known for his controversial book The Skeptical Environmentalist in which he applied an economist’s perspective and econometrician’s toolbox to the question of how pressing global climate change really is and how effective many of the more radical proposed political solutions to the problem are.  Lomberg has also organized a semi-regular meeting of prominent economists called “The Copenhagen Consensus” in which members of the group discussed and...

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Potpourri

I have a lot going on right now–good stuff!–so my blogging will be sparse. Here are some things to placate you: ==> My conversation with Karl Smith. It may lead you to think about fiscal stimulus in a new way. ==> Ep . 194 of Contra Krugman, in which we bust Krugman’s attempt to say progressives are policy wonks who follow the evidence. ==> Can’t remember if I already posted this, but my article at IER on a new working paper from Kotlikoff,...

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And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

I have been the Indiana Jones of economics lately (picture the map showing Indy as a moving red line). I know there are at least 3 of you who only know about my new podcast episodes and articles by checking here, so let me bring you up to speed: ==> On the Lara-Murphy Show, I facilitate Carlos’ discussion of inheritance taxes, trust planning, and IBC. ==> Contra Krugman 190 where Tom and I field listener questions such as UBI, ep. 191 where I go solo...

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Potpourri

==> At IER I make a provocative claim: Economists have been “useful idiots” for the environmental socialists. ==> This is a really neat Forbes article from 2 years ago, that the mysterious Von Pepe sent me. An excerpt: Stating the equation a little differently illustrates the principle a little differently: ‘Assets = liability + capital’, which is to say that everything a company owns represents either an obligation to a creditor or back to the...

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Potpourri

==> On the Bob Murphy Show, I explain why plea deals are a gross miscarriage of justice. ==> Then on the next episode–which has been my favorite thus far–I interviewed the Chair of Harvard’s Astronomy department to talk about black holes and the strange object ‘Oumuamua. (Is it aliens? Hey, don’t scoff–the guy makes a convincing case.) ==> At IER, I explain why it’s simply not true that we “have a decade left” to deal with climate change. My source?...

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Murphy Triple Play

==> In the latest Bob Murphy Show, I interview Lew Rockwell. We get into some pretty serious stuff, including the methods by which the CIA kill people. ==> In the latest Contra Krugman, Tom and I discuss Bernie’s apparent hypocrisy on now being a millionaire in the 1%. ==> In my latest IER column, I explain that–according to the UN’s periodic report on climate change science and policy–it is absolutely not the case that we “have a decade left” to...

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