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Potpourri

==> My latest episode on the Bob Murphy Show is a fun one, where I analyze the cult classic, “They Live.” ==> At IER I coincidentally have a new post talking about Greenland’s ice sheet. Did Trump read my post and then get interested? I’ll never tell. An excerpt: Wow, the critic seems to have a point! In his model, Nordhaus assumes that the damage from a melting ice sheet comes from rising sea levels. And, as the critic points out, Nordhaus’ calibration...

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==> When I interviewed Karl Smith for my podcast, I looked at his stuff and was pleasantly surprised to see Karl praising Art Laffer. I obviously don’t agree with him on everything, but I like Karl for his willingness to take unpopular opinions. ==> I thought this was an interesting take on the trans-bikini-wax controversy. ==> An interview with Campbell Harvey, the academic whose 1980s dissertation established the inverted yield curve’s apparent...

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==> 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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==> Part 3 of 3 of my scintillating series on Capital & Interest. In this one, I take aim at Bohm-Bawerk, Mises, and Rothbard. I am the Thanos of economics. ==> Dave Smith will debate Nicholas Sarwark at the SoHo Forum in September. ==> This is a fantastic SlateStarCodex piece on what’s driving big prices in Big Pharma. An excerpt: Extreme fringe libertarians have a certain way with words. For example, they call taxes “the government stealing...

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==> I explain why I think Carl Menger still added to our understanding of the origin of money, although Adam Smith definitely anticipated most of the explanation. ==> I side with David R. Henderson in thinking Scott Sumner has put forth an untenable view on how to settle questions of morality. ==> Since I’m linking to my EconLog comments, let’s do a full triple-play and go back to my discussion of Les Misfrom a while ago. ==> Larry Reed is...

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Podcast Potpourri

==> In the latest Bob Murphy Show, I talk with Robbie “the Fire” Bernstein about stand-up comedy, AOC, and the coming crash. ==> In episode 185 of Contra Krugman, we bring on David Stockman to help dissect Mankiw’s love letter to the Fed. (No, really.) Then in episode 186 we reluctantly retire the Krugman Collusion Avoision Meter. ==> It’s not all about me: Check out Tom’s interview with Jacob Hornberger on the CIA. It’s pretty awesome.

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==> My IER post discussing my Fraser Institute study on the Alberta carbon tax. ==> I was naughty again. ==> I talked about MMT from a socialist perspective, with another guy who was also neither MMT nor socialist. ==> James Galbraith gets saucy on MMT. ==> Does anyone know about WhenHub? I’m looking for an alternative to Patreon. (Right now I’m using PayPal.) ==> Gilbert Berdine (a cardiologist here at Texas Tech) writes about...

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==> An old one I keep forgetting to post: Glenn Greenwald documents some amazing examples of media botching stories. ==> Tom finally gives me some respect. ==> Not sure if I posted this yet, but Tom and I talk about Krugman on Warren on the family & the State.

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==> This guy Scott Alexander is very very clever and creative. And along those lines, check out this one. ==> Oh man I had to lay the smack-down. ==> I am included in this collection from FEE. ==> I really liked this Caitlin Johnstone article on narrative. ==> Perhaps I already linked to this, but if not: This Jacobin article from a Marxist (I think?) on MMT is the single best one I’ve seen.

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