Ep. 92 Krugman Says GOP Policies Are Zombies and Vampires

24 June 2017     |     Tom Woods     |     12

Well well well, in a splash of serendipity, the one week Tom leaves the show in Bob’s hands, Krugman devotes his column to zombies–and vampires. Specifically, the GOP idea that tax cuts on the rich are great for the economy is an idea that just won’t die. And the Republican plan for health insurance reform must be kept hidden from the sunlight. (Just like a vampire, get it?)

Bob brings on Cato Senior Fellow Dan Mitchell to talk about the alleged supply-side failure in Kansas.

Krugman Column

Zombies, Vampires and Republicans” (June 19, 2017)

Contra Columns

Three Lessons from the Tax Defeat in Kansas,” by Dan Mitchell
Paul Krugman’s Orwellian History of Obamacare,” by David Catron

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  • LP

    All tax cuts do eventually pay for themselves. This does not mean that revenues will go up in the short term, but fewer resources diverted from productive ends to governmental ends means faster sustainable, real growth in the economy.

    This includes cutting taxes to 0. Things which are very cheap to produce often are available with a significant surplus, and it is generally possible to get some of the surplus without paying for it, or at least without paying much for it. Also, the government has other sources of funding (rent, donations, et cetera). Eventually, the cost of whatever the government thinks it needs will drop enough to afford it with the nominally reduced revenue. Of course, this requires allowing deflation to reduce prices, so any gains from a reduction in taxes are likely to be swamped by inflation.

  • davegrille

    The lies about Obama’s success in economy are awesome ,they are almost funny.

  • Martin E. Anding

    Love this episode! Except for all the Zombie stuff at the beginning. If you don’t “get this” just pass it y and get on to the interesting stuff.

    • Uffe Merrild

      I think Bobs zombie stuff was brilliant. I don’t know how he was able to perform so well, I wouldn’t have been able to complete a sentence without bursting out laughing 🙂

      Bob was able to state the libertarian take on so many issues in a very precise and clear way all the while responding to himself (I presume) talking as a zombine. I think he deserves some recognition of that 🙂

    • http://www.TomWoods.com Tom Woods

      The zombie stuff is what makes us fun. I hope people come to the show notes page to find out the origin of the whole zombie thing.

    • Deplorable Ling Silberbaum

      Put me in the pro Zombie column.

  • Kristian

    I swear you guys have already convinced him and you are just in cahoots with Krugman to crack better and better jokes!

  • Roger Young

    Taxation is THEFT. Abolish ALL of them.
    End of discussion.

  • Texian for Independence

    The beginning is cringe-worthy…the original was good though.

  • maninthewilderness

    Hey! Where’s the youtube video of the zombie interview at the beginning? That’s what I want to see. 🙂

  • jbcerniglia

    I liked the zombie act. More Bob-and-Tom-related zombie jokes courtesy of Jonathan Coulton (probably a Bernie Bro, but a funny novelty singer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v04H7_fFC90

  • Ferrish Thefish

    Ann Coulter: “The beauty of being a liberal is that history always begins this morning. Every day liberals can create a new narrative that destroys the past as it occurred.”